File photos by Steve Shay
Griffin and Regan Thomas of West Seattle patiently sit while master scissor artist to the stars, Karl Johnson from Thousand Oaks, CA., snips their profiles at Curious Kidstuff in the Alaska Junction last April. He will return this Tuesday, Nov. 13. Pictured right, Johnson mounts his silhouette of Regan. To reserve a spot, call the shop: (206) 937-8788.

Celebrity silhouette scissor artist returns to Curious Kidstuff Tuesday, Nov. 13

Silhouette artist Karl Johnson returns to West Seattle to make paper silhouettes of your children this Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Curious Kidstuff, 4740 California Ave SW. 206-937-8788.

"Silhouettes take only 90 seconds and squirmy children are welcome," said Johnson in our feature on him last April. "Most parents think it will take a lot longer, and fear that their kid won't sit still long enough to do it."

Johnson is known in the celebrity playground of Los Angeles as the guy to hire to capture the profiles of high-profile stars with his black paper tiles and oval frames. He appeared last year at the wedding of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth. He said he did not exactly learn the art from his father, who did what he does. However, his father gave him his scissors at age 10, which he continues to use. His father once did the silhouette of jimmy Durante, nose and all,. He even uses his father's "medical scissors" as his lone tool for snipping which he carefully carries in a pouch on a strap around his neck.

Karl Johnson's schedule this week is as follows:

Please contact the store of your choice for your 5 minute appointment. All ages are welcome.

Monday, November 12th Wind Up Here
121 5th Ave Southeast Olympia WA 98501. 360-943-9045

Tuesday, November 13th Curious Kidstuff
4740 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98116. 206-937-8788

Wednesday, November 14th Mockingbird Books
7220 Woodlawn Ave NE Seattle WA 98115. 206-518-5886

Thursday, November 15th Bee Bops & Lollipops 1112 1st St
Snohomish WA 98290. 360-568-2333

Friday, November 16th Peek Aren’t You Curious 133 Bellevue Square Bellevue WA. 425-533-2104

Saturday, November 17th Lollipops Children’s Boutique 278 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island WA 98110. 206-780-9012

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