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Fineline Silhouettes by Betsy Robinson

fineline silhouettes betsy robinson!

Of course you put family pictures on the wall. It just happens to be on Facebook.

Take care of the blank ones at home with custom silhouettes by Betsy Robinson. The local graphic designer uses traditional sketching and cutting techniques to create vintage-inspired artwork of your small wonder.

After taking kiddo’s photo (you can also email her a shot), she draws the profile, cuts it from archival black paper, and mounts it on acid-free white mat board. Beauty lies in the stark contrast, which calls attention to every sweet detail — flyaway curls, upturned eyelashes, chubby baby chins — the way no photograph could.

It’s the perfect addition to your timeline.

Fineline Silhouette (773-485-0114 or finelinesilhouettes.blogspot.com), $50-$75.

Photo: Courtesy of Betsy Robinson

this week in chicago!
BUY
Strittens
What:
Wind-resistant, fleece-lined mittens attach to stroller handles (both jogging and umbrella), so you can get a snug grip.
Why: You’ve actually been out walking this winter.
When: The next surprisingly sunny day.
Where: Urba Baby, 1117 W. Armitage Ave., b/t Seminary & Clifton Aves. (773-472-2229).

HELP
Lunch Break for Schools Fundraiser
What:
Chef Michael Kornick created a special lunch menu ($50) in honor of a nonprofit that supports healthy school lunches. Proceeds go to the cause.
Why: Bye, bye, mystery meat. Hello, nutrition.
When: Wed., 12:30 p.m.
Where: MK, 868 N. Franklin St., b/t Locust & Chestnut Sts. (312-482-9179). Reservations (required) at opentable.com.

LOCATIONS
1117 W Armitage Ave
bt Seminary & Clifton Aves
Chicago, IL 60614
773-472-2229
MK
868 N Franklin St
bt Locust & Chestnut Sts
Chicago, IL 60610
312-482-9179
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