Was in Michaels today and the wife noticed some cheap laser cut chipboard owls. (Less than a buck) Asked me whether I could recreate the same in Proofgrade maple, with a key ring hole. Sure, no prob.
Put the original piece on a small Lightpad (almost any diffused light source will work).
The owl on the left is with the light off. The pic on the right shows a very well defined silhouette. Take a picture and import into Inkscape.
Easy Peasy from there to convert for the Glowforge. Couple minutes.