THE WOODLANDS, TX (April 2015) – Silhouette Artist Cindi Harwood Rose will be making an appearance at The Woodlands Children’s Museum – just in time for Mother’s Day.

Guests may participate in a fundraiser for the nonprofit museum – and take home a perfect gift. The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Reservations are required as space is limited – call 281-465-0955.

Rose creates remarkable black and white silhouettes by snipping away at paper.

Takes a minute, lasts forever!

Children do not have to sit still, nor do adults! Pet silhouettes can be done from profile pet photos laser printed and brought in.

Hair and clothing can be “fixed” in the artwork, Cindi Rose, does the French art of looking and cutting rarely seen, she does not use a shadow, light, or preliminary sketch and has profiled royalty, Presidents, movie stars, and families for over 25 years.

Silhouettes are $49 per person, extra duplicate copies are $15 each person.

Duplicate copies for grandparents and other loved ones are $15 each. Resin frames available for purchase for $15.  Wooden oval frames $40.

Rose began snipping her way to stardom at age 16 – beginning her career at Astroworld. She then took her talents to Disney World and Disneyland and has hand-cut profiles of the world’s most famous people including Queen Elizabeth, Presidents Bush and Obama, Elvis, Tony Bennet and many more!

She taught herself to hand-cut silhouettes the classic French way — looking and cutting without preliminary sketches. The entire process takes one minute or less.

Rose has broken speed and production records – and has created her art for Neiman Marcus, Foley’s,  Joske’s, Saks, Dillards, Lord & Taylor, Kaufman’s, the Europec in London, and on the BBC TV show, “Blue Peter.”

Rose donates most of her work today to charity. She has cut silhouettes pro bono for several charitable causes – the Alley Theatre, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Ballet Academy and Moore’s School of Music, as well as schools, synagogues, and churches.

“Cindi’s art is truly unique; she does not use a light, shadow, photos or cameras,” Angela Colton, executive director of the museum, explained. “She is the best and fastest silhouette artist around.”

To learn more about the museum, its hours of operation and ways to support the nonprofit, visit or call 281-465-0955.

About The Woodlands Children’s Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and exciting children and their families in lifelong learning and discovery. The Museum also provides multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences encouraging children to celebrate and embrace cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Year-round, hands-on activities – from reading and art to science and magic –are all intended to make a positive difference in the life of a child.


~ Valentine Gifts from the “Art” ~

Just in time to say “I Love You” silhouette artist supreme, Cindi Rose, will be at Haute Mommies and Bella Babies, (477 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058  281.282.9979) to do her unequaled, hand-cut profile art before your eyes on Sunday, February 8th from 11-5:00pm; see for yourself the lost art of hand-cutting paper profile portraits called silhouettes by the French. Cindi’s schedule fills up quickly so to assure you reserve your appointment for the best time that is most convenient for you kindly book your reservation here: Cindi Harwood Rose

You may also RSVP on facebook to receive updates for this event:
Paper is considered a traditional Valentine’s Gift, but a Cindi Rose silhouette shows much thought into your gift, that will become an heirloom, and family keepsake, to last generations to come.
In order to “share the love” proceeds for the day will benefit the Texas Children’s Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation “Arts in Medicine” program and City Artworks combined efforts to bring art to the cancer area of Texas Children’s hospital in the medical center and in Katy.
Rose, who is considered the world’s “foremost living silhouette artist” uses natural talents and surgical scissors to capture a likeness, without a sketch or shadow. This insures that the work will have fine-details and embellishments such as stylish hair-dos, ribbons, neck-ties, head-bands, and necklaces with the best details, heirloom quality, and a unique and perfect Valentine’s Gift; that unlike flowers and candy, will be treasured forever.

Childrens Silhouettes

Valentine Silhouettes Art

Valentine Silhouettes Art

Silhouettes are $35 each person, with duplicate copies (made at the same time) for just $10 a person, less than a greeting card!  She will have hand-cut beveled mats, acid free for $5 and lovely picture frames from $16 to $35, all reduced from the retail prices to complete your gifts.  Thus, you can get one for yourself, a loved one, and grandparents.  Engaged couples can do one together, and people can have one done to use as a logo! All silhouettes will be mounted on 5 x 7 acid-free card stock to give you a lasting gift to last generations to come.

Cindi is great with children, they don’t have to sit still.  She can flatter adults, leave off double chins, reduce a nose, fix the wardrobe and hair, by request.  She likes to work directly from the person, but can do pets from profile photos laser printed and brought in.  If a loved one has passed, and you have a profile photo and can come in, she is not opposed to working with you to get the likeness.

Wedding silhouettes by Cindi Rose

Wedding silhouettes by Cindi Rose

Otherwise, the silhouette pre-dates the camera.  Cindi Rose’s keen vision and insight, natural talent, make her work more real than a photo, she sees more than a camera does: it is 4 D, not 2 D, like a photo. The art was popular before photography, and the greatest silhouette artist captures personality and profile, as C. H. Rose does.

For more information about professional silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose or to book her for your wedding or special event you can visit her website at, watch the many silhouette cutting videos on her YouTube channel:, and join her on facebook  to see her bookings.

ABOUT SILHOUETTE ARTIST CINDI HARWOOD ROSE: Cindi, an art prodigy, started drawing portraits at 8 for profit, and by 16 she showed her portfolio to a Disneyland representative at Astroworld in Houston.  They hired her immediately to do water colors and pastel portraits in the park.  While taking a park tour, she noted that there were around 30 portrait artists but only one silhouette artist.  She realized it was the better job.   Being paid commission only, she asked to try it, although, she had only observed the silhouette artist doing 1 silhouette prior.  They laughed since doing a detailed, authentic silhouette art profile, is something you can’t learn, and is much harder than drawing with a pen, no light or camera is used, it is miniature, normally no larger than 3 to 4 inches.

Cindi Harwood’s first try was so good, the other artist was fired on the spot and Cindi became Astroworld’s silhouette artist each summer, while in high school at Bellaire, in Houston.  Not only that, the art manager, flew her to Disneyland to check out her skills summers and Christmas vacations.  They were amazed, she out produced the artist they currently had in the park, her work was more detailed and accurate and not generic.  She went on to cut silhouettes in college at University of Texas, Austin, for Disney in Houston and Los Angeles to earn her total degree in fine arts and communications/journalism, graduating with honors.

Upon graduation she went to work at Disneyworld in Florida.  In the parks, she did many celebrities in person, Muhamed Ali, Sammy Davis, Liberace, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley.  After working for them, she found an agent, and authored a column in “Houston Magazine” Profile in Introspect.  She would interview celebrities such as Mama Cass Elliot, Peter Fonda, and local news anchors and sports figures, cut their silhouettes and interview them.  She found herself in demand world-wide, even being flown to England for the Europec, and doing a stint on BBC TV, and the Queen.  She has silhouette Barbara Bush, and George W. Bush, Ashley Judd, Tony Bennett, in person and others.  Cindi Harwood Rose, can do the interior details and groupings, not mastered by other silhouette artists who travel around the country, that Disneyland may not have hired.

Cindi Harwood Rose

Cindi Harwood Rose

Say “I love you” with a gift that shows caring and thought, and have a great Valentine’ Day.  Silhouette is an art seldom seen and mastered. A great idea and a wonderful way to preserve your treasured memories. There are only around 25 authentic practicing silhouette artists in the world. A silhouette gift lasts forever, and will show that your love will last forever.


$10 donation to reserve your spot - It is requested that you reserve your appointment time with a $10 non-refundable donation to the The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Children’s Art in Hospitals Program. The artist fills up quickly, you will want to meet her and not miss this educational and enlightening experience.


How to Make Silhouette Art Invitations and Holiday CardsThese invitations by America’s  premier silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose’s artworks are so cute and creative.  You can also make unique, personal wedding or birthday silhouette invitations, with hand-cut silhouette artworks.

Cutest silhouette birthday invitations designed by Stefanie using Silhouette Art by Cindi

Cutest silhouette birthday invitations designed by Stefanie using Silhouette Art by Cindi

From Stefanie: “Hi Cindi, I recently had my daughter’s silhouette done at the St. Luke’s book fair where we chatted a bit about how we had used her silhouette that you did last year on her 1st birthday invitation and you would like to see it.  We absolutely cherish these and hope to make having them done an annual tradition.”

If you do not know of a good silhouette artist, or have not visited Disneyland or Disney World where Cindi Harwood Rose cut silhouettes, you may find her in New York City, Dallas, Houston, Denver, San Antonio, Austin, or any popular city in America where she may be booked at your favorite children’s store or school fund-raiser.  In fact, Silhouette Artist Cindi Harwood Rose loves traveling for schools and museums and donating a percentage of sales for them to benefit.  You can save the artwork and use it for your holiday card, birthday card, or wedding invitations.

Wedding silhouettes by Cindi Rose

Wedding silhouettes by Cindi Rose

Silhouette Art Wedding invitation

Silhouette Art Wedding invitation

You can contact her at to send or email Cindi your photograph and order a hand-cut silhouette by mail, which is done from real silhouette paper, and natural talent.  Details on ordering by mail:

Christmas Silhouette Art Card by Cindi Rose

Christmas Silhouette Art Card by Cindi Rose

Silhouettes also make perfect and personal holiday keepsakes that will be cherished by your family for years to come.  Why not start a holiday tradition with your family of making and creating silhouettes of your pets (yes Cindi can do pets from emailed photos!) and loved ones and use your creative imagination like in the photo for silhouette decorating pictured here!

silhouette holiday tree

Holiday Tree Decorated with Silhouettes

You can also try to do one yourself, by taking a profile photo, and using your computer to blacken the insides.  Check out Cindi’s great DIY how-to make your own silhouette tips if you would like to try your hand at creating silhouettes here:

Silhouette Art by Cindi Rose

Real silhouette artists, such as John Miers, Augustine Edouart, Cindi Rose and Kara Walker, create the artwork from their own talents, not from photos.  The art predates the camera.  Cindi just looks at a subject and in a minute with many snips, she creates a profile that is amazingly accurate, detailed, and life-like.  She is available to perform her entertaining art at events throughout the United States and Canada.  For more information contact

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