Well Collected Nest: Wall Candy In Two Great Flavors

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Custom Silhouettes That Put A New Twist On An Old Craft

This is a fun post to edit because it combines some of my very favorite things....Great Gift Ideas, Original Art and Lots of Heart and Personality. Just when you thought that silhouettes were staid and predictable, you have a couple options with fresh twists from quirky and unconventional to skillful and sentimental....Each choice, a beautiful addition to a personal art collection and a fun way to capture a moment in time. Enjoy! xx -e

  1. A Sensational Splurge: Carter Kustera Custom Portraits carter_ginnyVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Jonathan Adler 8125 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles [Melrose]I've wanted one of these quirky & modern sillouette paintings for way too long. Available through the Jonathan Adler store on Melrose, Artist, Carter Kustera has managed to throw convention out the window by adding personality & wit to these original, gouache & pencil pieces.  Each is hand painted to represent someone you love and....the best part....they each include a clever tag that gives the piece it's one-of-a-kind feel & captures the unique personality of the subject (click on the photos to enlarge and read the quotes). Another fun detail for color-particular people like me, you can pick your own paint from the Benjamin Moore Color Wheel. $750, 2-6 weeks for delivery....don't leave this one to the last minute!
  2. Beautifully Crafted and Budget Friendly: Karl Johnson Cut Arts girlstrolleranddogwebdogsilhouettes072VISIT WEBSITE I love Karl Johnson's Silhouette work & I own 2 original, signed pieces.  If you're looking for something more traditional and affordable but with the very best in craftsmanship (he's a second generation silhouette artist, taught by dad), this is the way to go.  Each sillouette is cut by hand, by the reknowned, Karl himself, using black or colored paper.  Email him a photo, specify the design details & he'll do the rest, just as he has for Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and many others.  Get creative... he can do traditional bust portraits but can do full body as well.  So, send the profile shot of your little one or try something less expected like the old, oak tree in front of your house, your new puppy, you & your honey on your wedding day or your little girl all dressed up in your 6 inch, Louboutins.  5x7 is $25

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