Handcut Silhouettes at Brilliant Sky

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When you see that someone has one of these beauties of their child ... you want one for yourself ... right?

Silhouettes of children are great, and I wish I had one for each of my kids. I missed the opportunity to have these treasured keepsakes made, but you don’t have to. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, third-generation silhouette artist, Erik Johnson, visits Brilliant Sky in Brentwood and will hand-cut silhouettes of kids. By appointment only, and in a matter of minutes, Johnson will capture the essence of your child with his scissors. Appointments are made in 15 minute slots — and only a few slots remain. Silhouettes cost $30; $15 duplicates (of the same child) are available, as is framing.

Long Before Cameras, There Was the Silhouette

   Before the days of cameras, the silhouette reigned. A silhouette is the image of a person, animal or object, represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black.
    Erik Johnson’s family has been cutting silhouettes for more than 60 years. Erik learned the craft from his father.
    Make an appointment for your child’s silhouette by going to brilliantsky.eventbrite.com. Brilliant Sky is located at 1705 Mallory Lane, Brentwood. Call 615-309-0557 or visit brilliantskytoys.com.

Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.

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