Thursday, December 16, 2010

Catching Up With Cindi!

Hello Cindi!

Gary Giuffré (jĭf-fr) here – Wow! We haven’t spoken in almost 38 years! But I still have the two silhouettes you did for me in 1973 (see attached image)! I believe we first met at Astroworld around 1969 when Texas Tim Webb and I were drawing caricatures of the people there. Later, I met you again, I believe through our mutual friend and collaborator, Harold Gunn (from Channel 39 – whatever happened to Harold, anyway?) I used to enjoy seeing you on his show and was convinced that you’d end up in Hollywood – but thank goodness, that didn’t happen! “Captain Harold” even had me on his show to discuss my pencil drawings of famous people, and later, we shared a booth at a gun show in the Astrohall where we sold his used guns and my posters of John Wayne, Robert Redford, and Paul Newman. The last time I saw you was in 1973, at the Houston Post Building, where you knocked out those two silhouettes of me in about 30 seconds flat! As I write these lines, they are presently sitting on my desk! I had always wanted to repay you the favor and send you one of my posters, but I got side-tracked, and the next thing I knew, almost 40 years had zoomed by! Then, today, I ran across your website – so, here I am …

If you’re having trouble matching my name with a face in your memory bank, here is a brochure put out by the Republicans in 1981, showcasing my portrait of Ronald Reagan, which included a picture of me taken in 1971. Don’t laugh! Also included is another picture taken almost twenty years later when I was working as a model-maker for the petro-chemical industry.

If you’ll send me a snail-mail address, I’ll send you one of my new giclée prints – from a 40-year old drawing! The prints are better than the original! Hope to talk to you again, sometime, Cindi! Very glad to see that you have continued to express your artistry and creativity!

With best regards,

Gary Giuffré

Bellville, Texas

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Modern Luxury Magazine

Modern Luxury Magazine
Bride and Groom silhouettes are the rage with silhouettes by artists such as Cindi Rose and Kathryn Flocken. Read what popular Brides Magazine has to say about Silhouette style.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Silhouette Artist for the Heritage Society

"Silhouette Artist for the Heritiage Society"
In the spirit of the 1800's master artist Cindi Harwood Rose, cut over 300 silhouettes as a holiday gifts.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cindi Rose at Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital enjoys the charity gift of Cindi Harwood Rose's
silhouette art, every year for the holidays. Please help the children enjoy
the season, with any contribution you can give them, in time, prayer, or

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cindi and Erica Rose on Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil and Kelly Cutrone carve a flattering profile of Erica and Cindi Rose on this television segment.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Silhouettes for Survivors on Top Fox News

Top Fox news team profiled Silhouettes for Survivors. Here is Melissa Wilson, Cindi Rose, and Kristi Powers. The story is about Silhouettes for Survivors, making lives feel whole through the Rose Ribbon Foundation. For more information see

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cindi Rose at City Artworks Art of Conversation

City Artworks Art of Conversation makes a difference in art after school programs for at risk children. In this photo Nancy Marcus Golden, Gina Bhatia, Erica Rose, Cindi Rose, Mary D'Andrea. Next picture, Bill Stubbs, PBS personality.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cindi Rose Chairs the Art of Conversation

Today Cindi Rose chaired the Art of Conversation for City Artworks. They help poor inner-city children in public schools have free art classes after school. First picture, Cindi Rose, second pictureCindi Rose and Shelby Hodge, third, Artists Cindi Rose and Stacy Watson

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cindi on Dr. Phil!

Top TV host, Dr. Phil poses with Erica and Cindi Rose after appearing on his show. Cindi Rose created a historic silhouette of Dr. Phil, back-stage. He invited the mother/daughter team back.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cindi Cuts Kelly Cutrone's Silhouette

Internationally famous fashion PR maven, Kelly Cutrone, is cut out in an artistic silhouette by Cindi Rose at Dr. Phil show, where both women showed how important it is to find yourself, and have a "journey instead of a life."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cindi Snips Peter Buffet

Silhouettest Cindi Rose, hand-cuts a paper profile of author and great humanitarian, Peter Buffet, in world-record speed, to benefit Communities in Schools. Let's help the unfortunate have a better education, in our country, charity begins at home.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Watch 136 Cheerleaders Dance for Cancer Cures!

Hi Everyone,
About 136 former cheerleaders got together to do a dance routine to benefit "Susan G. Komen for the Cure" (Breast Cancer). Each time someone views the video, United Healthcare will make a $.10 donation to the Komen organization. Their goal is to get a million hits, which will lead to $100K raised.
Please can you take a moment to watch the video - and, just as important, pass this link onto your network of friends, family and colleagues? It benefits a very important cause!

Thanks for helping!

Lisa Ling Silhouetted by Cindi Rose

ABC's Lisa Ling came in-town today to interview Franklin Rose, on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Silhouettes by Cindi took Iris surgical scissors and hand-cut famous newscaster Lisa's silhouette, in less than one minute. She signed it with a heart and peace symbol. I look forward to her piece on making the world beautiful.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Modern Papercuts by Cindi Rose

Scissors art has been popular since the Tany Dynasty. Here, silhouettes, Cindi Harwood Rose has adopted this ancient art with a modern approach showing papercutting art is contemporary.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paper Cuts by Cindi

Silhouettes by Cindi hand-cut snowflakes, butterflies, birds, art museums, all in memory of my mother. Look how pretty these German, Polish papercuts are, and with tiny scissors. This actually took a long time!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Silhouette Pendants

Personal profile-portrait pendants can be made to benefit "Silhouettes for Survivors", by Silhouettes by Cindi. They can be done of individuals or pets by sending profile photos to All money benefits Breast cancer research and wellness, through the Rose Ribbon Foundation 501 (c) (3). Single silhouettes on the necklace are $38 a person. To have a mounted silhouette mailed to you, please add additional $38 a person, and $4 for shipping. This makes a great holiday gift, while helping others.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Governor Rick Perry and Mayor Rudy Guiliani Silhouetted by Cindi Rose!

Cindi Rose snips a portrait of Mayor Rudy Guiliani.

An historic silhouette of Governor Rick Perry was hand-cut by silhouettest, Cindi Harwood Rose. Governor Rick Perry admires the great artwork created by the intricate silhouette cuttings of Cindi Harwood Rose.

Governor Rick Perry loved the silhouette cookies of himself made by Silhouettes by Cindi. He asked for 10 to go! They were baked with kosher organic flours butter, almond and strawberry, from a silhouette I had hand-cut of him ahead of time, and sent to Victor Trading Company to cast the cutters.