Giveaway: Silhouette Portraits at Pink Olive and a Giveaway!

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Kids change so fast and one unique way to capture how they look throughout the years is with a silhouette cut out. This week, renowned silhouette artist Karl Johnson will be at Pink Olive doing just that. Karl, a 3rd generation silhouette artist, has created silhouettes for thousands of people including celebrities and their children. Each silhouette is cut out by freehand (that means no pencil cheating?) where Karl looks at a subject’s profile and then cuts their profile out of black paper. Every silhouette is an original, one of a kind work of art, signed by the artist.  His silhouettes have been featured in several consumer publications and in Black Swan with Natalie Portman.

Giveaway details:
We are giving away one silhouette portrait (a $25 value) by Karl at Pink Olive to one local A Child Grows reader.  To enter, leave a comment telling us who you want a silhouette portrait of and why. This contest will end on Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 9:00am. I will use to select the winner who I will contact via email and note in this post’s comment section. Also, please only enter if you can make the event at Pink Olive on Saturday, September, 10th! (P.S.- you can enter multiple times!)

Saturday, September 10th 11am to 3pm
Pink Olive
167 Fifth Ave in Park Slope
(718) 398-2016 or email
Original Silhouette $25 or free with $125 store purchase.
Duplicates and frames available.

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  1. Congratulations to Tara!!! Your entry was selected via and you won the giveaway! Please email to claim your prize.

  2. i would love a silhouette portrait of my son Atticus. he is the youngest and his needs seem to take a back seat to his big brother’s special needs often- all of his therapy appointments, special concerns, special homework etc. he takes excellent care of his big brother even though he is not yet 2. i would like him to have something special, all his own, something he can keep forever to remember that he matters just as much and is just as loved. i tell him every day. i show him every day but the guilt creeps in and i wish i had more time in the day to give that was just for him. i love all of my boys- and i hope they know it!

  3. I’ll love one for my 1-year old daughter. This looks really pretty and it’ll be so special as a keepsake for her.

  4. i’d love one of my daughter who is growing up far too quickly!

  5. I too would love a silhouette of my 6 year old daughter….i think it would make a great art piece for her wall and she LOVES seeing herself as a baby and toddler so SHE will treasure this as much as my husband and i will :)

  6. i want one of my little 2 yr old boy. we have ones made of my wife and i a few years back so he would love to have a matching one of himself!

  7. I love how delicate they are and old fashion seeming. I also love on-the-spot art. I’d love one of either of my children. thanks for organizing this

  8. I would love a silhouette of my 13 month old son! It’s such a precious memento. I remember having one myself when I was a kid.

  9. I would love to get a silhouette of my almost 3 year old. My mother had silhouettes of my brother and me hanging in her bedroom my entire childhood which I loved looking at. I hadn’t thought of doing it for my daughter until now but I bet she’d love it too.

  10. Our 4.25-y.o. daughter, of course, because we have always (ok, for at least four years) wanted to do this and never got our act together…

  11. These are so cute! I’d love to have a picture like this of my 1 1/2 year old cutie!

  12. This would be a lovely keepsake for my 2 year old daughter.

  13. I’d love to get a silhouette of my 2.5 year old, because I know her little button nose won’t stay this way forever. Would love to preserve her baby profile as a piece of art. :)

  14. Finally, a giveaway, Karen!! Would love the silhouette for my son who will be 6 soon. He is a cutie pie.

  15. I would get a silhouette cut out of my 3 yr old because he is growing so fast! And would have one done for my 6 yr old and give it to my parents as a holiday present!

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