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Seattle Weekend Find: Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson

This weekend renowned silhouette artist, Karl Johnson, will be in Seattle.  My daughter and I had an appointment with him this morning and to say his work is amazing is an understatement.  In less than two minutes, he had cut a silhouette of my four year old that was unbelievable.  All he had was some paper and a pair of scissors.  Incredible.

A silhouette can be cut whether your child is there in person or even if you just have a photograph.  The appointment really does take no more than five minutes.

Example of Karl Johnson’s work (courtesy of

I wasn’t familiar with Mr. Johnson’s work, but after meeting him, I did a bit more research.  He lives in Southern California, but is constantly traveling to cut silhouettes for kids, adults, and pets.  He is currently partnered with Restoration Hardware in their Baby & Child division.  He has done work with Disney, numerous television shows, and movies.

According to his website:

His work has been featured in numerous national publications such as People, The O List in O Magazine, InStyle, Martha Stewart Wedding, People Stylewatch, Parenting Magazine, Elle Decor, USA Today, Elegant Bride Magazine, Traditional Home Magazine, Country Home Magazine, Domino Magazine, Romantic Home and Nickelodean Magazine, & Ladies Home Journal.

Karl’s work hangs in the homes of many Hollywood notables including Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Hilary Duff, Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes, Drew Barrymore and many others.

Karl Johnson in Seattle this weekend (image courtesy of
BeeBops & Lollipops)

Mr. Johnson will be in Seattle all weekend (November 14-18) cutting silhouettes.  This is a great idea for your home, but also for holiday gifts and surprises for your loved ones.  This is a one of a kind present that you really can’t get anywhere else.

Karl Johnson’s Seattle schedule:

Friday, November 15:

Lollipops Children’s Boutique
278 Winslow Way E # 101
Bainbridge Isle, Washington

Saturday, November 16 :

Peek Aren’t You Curious
University Village
2624 NE University Village St
Seattle, Washington

Sunday, November 17:

Peek Aren’t You Curious
133 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, Washington

Monday, November 18

926 Main Street
Suite 104
Sumner, Washington
(253) 299-6221 or (888) 770-6221

**Call the store or email for an appointment.**


Original portrait – $25

Duplicate – $15

Framing (optional) – $18

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