I made my first silhouette of my eldest daughter in February of 2017, I cut it from paper and proudly displayed it in our home. It was far from perfect, but it was her and that was all that mattered to me. A little under a year later I found a way to hand draw and watercolor those sweet little features and I was hooked.
I began offering them to friends and gifting them to family members and truly loved that process for so long. Since then my methods have changed and the amount of details I'm able to capture constantly amazes me. Though the process has changed over the years my love for this form of art hasn't wavered.
There is something so special about capturing my own kiddos in this style. To me, Silhouette art is a way to preserve those priceless moments of childhood. What more does a Mother want than a way to keep her babies little?
About Morgan //
If you had asked me while pregnant with my first daughter if I ever saw myself making art a career I would have laughed. My husband and I were professional photographers/cinematographers for most of our pre-kids married life and I really thought that I would be doing that forever. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE ART. I just never imagined anyone caring enough about the things that I had drawn, or painted, or dreamed up to turn it into a source of income for my family.
After the birth of our second daughter It became pretty clear that I wasn't going to be able to pour myself into my photography business like I wanted to with both of these girls to care for. I wanted something that kept me home with them each day but I'm also just so not the type that can stay home and do nothing. I NEEDED an outlet and well... here we are.
Now, I can't imagine my life any other way. It is such a gift to work from a small little studio off the back of our home while these two girls play at my feet each day. Of course it comes with its own challenges (any of you around for the red paint incident??) but I couldn't picture myself in any other career. For me, the idea of being someone who's job is to help mamas keep their babies little and preserve all those little moment and not spend each day with my own would be as inauthentic as they come. This is our rhythm. A hectic and wild and loud rhythm, but it's the beat that keeps our hearts in sync. And you know what, if you listen close enough, it starts humming the most beautiful song.