So, I saw a pin on pinterest at everydaymomideas.com for doing computer generated silhouettes that I thought was pretty cool. Then, I recently got an email from Paperless Post for a competition to win "a Custom Portrait by Artist Carter Kustera." The portrait is a silhouette with a custom caption. When I saw it, I thought, I don't need to enter the contest. I can do that!
So, I did. I'm thinking I can print something like this for their grandmothers for Christmas or birthdays. These took only about 10 minutes using a digital camera and Photoshop. The link above has another link to free software that would allow you to do the same thing. What a great, inexpensive gift this could be. Shutterfly or at home 8x10 prints, a cute frame, and a great gift. My mother still has a construction paper silhouette that we made at school when I was in first grade. It would also be cool to compare that to the girls', too. Anyway, now that I know it works, I may try again with new photographs. Probably something with their hair in pony tails to make the silhouettes neater and less "fat" looking.