On-the-Spot Silhouette Portraits at Coco Baby this Saturday

Update your space with an original work of art.

Why wait for Mother’s Day to treat yourself (or your spouse or your in-laws) to a chic, super-personalized memento? On Saturday, May 5, head down to the South End’s Coco Baby boutique and watch as third-generation silhouette artist Erik Johnson fashions a portrait of your favorite noggin, be it your child’s or your own. Using just a tiny pair of shears, some paper, and five minutes of your time, the North Carolina native snips and shapes while his muse of the moment poses, creating an original 18th century–style silhouette keepsake.

“It’s a truly unique gift,” says Kim Austin, assistant manager at Coco Baby, “something that everyone can cherish.”

At just $25 for each six-inch portrait, your whole family can sit for their five minutes of fame. And if you find yourself wanting any duplicates, Johnson will gladly make it a double for just $15 more per copy. Both Johnson and Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interior Designs will offer on-site framing options to customize your portrait even further.

Time slots fill up fast, so call or email ahead to make an appointment.

Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Coco Baby, 617-247-2229, 1636 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118