Weekly Photo Challenge – Dialogue

August 30, 2014 at 12:51 am 13 comments

Dialogue between a Mother and Son

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Peyton – 2nd Grade – 2004


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Peyton’s mom – 2nd Grade – 1973











My silhouette was cut out of special paper by an artist that my mother discovered in a magazine.  She sent him a photo and he cut the silhouette and mounted it on the paper you see above.  It is worn and a bit discolored.  Peyton’s silhouette was created in his 2nd grade art class.  The teacher placed a white piece of paper on the wall and took a photo.  The children were given the chance to use an overhead projector and trace the outline of the shadow on a black piece of paper.  The young artists completed their silhouette by cutting along their trace line.

Both of these silhouettes represent Peyton and myself at approximately the same age – 2nd grade.  What has always captured my eye is how much he and I look alike.   Through the years, I have thought these photos were in someway – communicating.  Yes, they are not facing one another and one is larger than the other, but in many ways they are…

Peyton and I knew one another before either one us ever had the knowledge that the other would exist.


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  • 1. syl65  |  August 30, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I remember doing this too, in elementary. Beautiful connection between mother and son. Thanks Kim!

    • 2. words4jp  |  August 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      It is cool. Jordan and I do not have the same profile – but Peyton and I do. It is a very special feeling. 🙂

      • 3. syl65  |  September 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm

        That is really special and wonderful Kim 🙂

      • 4. words4jp  |  September 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm

        Thank you:) I do think it is pretty cool – of course Peyton may be thinking…oh mom……..:)

      • 5. syl65  |  September 2, 2014 at 11:37 pm

        Kids 😀

  • 6. hitandrun1964  |  August 30, 2014 at 4:40 am


    • 7. words4jp  |  August 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks;). This was a tough one. The hardest being getting two photos dude by side on the post!

    • 8. words4jp  |  August 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Side by side. I am assassinating my spell check. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr………

  • 9. joeyfullystated  |  August 30, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Well that’s just lovely. I don’t have any silhouettes of my children. I do have mine, buried in a box, although it’s not as intricate as yours. I’d say your mother made a clever investment!

    • 10. words4jp  |  August 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      The back of the paper backing is the info on the artist. Pretty cool. You should try a project like this with your kids;). It isn’t like you are not busy enough being super chick……:)

      • 11. joeyfullystated  |  August 30, 2014 at 6:09 pm

        Yeah, no, I probably won’t do that.

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