Spring Forward…Window Display

Heart Flowers
Heart Flowers

Spring Forward Window Display at the Art Gallery of St. Albert.  I was recently asked by the Art Gallery of St. Albert to design a fun and bold window display to warm the cold days of February.  My thoughts started flowing and I immediately began thinking of ideas that could incorporate both the Valentines theme that warms our hearts and the warmth of the coming Spring.  With that in mind I chose to work with a colour palette of reds, whites, pinks and purples to make enhance the warmth in the over all theme of the display.  Spring forward as the theme, I began working of flowers picking roses as my main flower since they are one of my favourites and often the chosen flower for Valentines day.  Wanting to incorporate hearts in the theme, but not so obvious, I started making a variety of large hearts then placing 5 together to form the petals of a flower with the centre being a rose bringing the connection of a Valentines theme and Spring Forward together.

Spring Forward Display
Spring Forward Display
Spring Forward Display
Spring Forward Display

These pictures are just the prelude to the window display.  They will be hanging on scarflette vines made with various specialty yarns such as hand spun yarn, hand painted merino wool, beaded and sequins silk, kid mohair and on some a crushed pearl yarn.  The roses and large flowers are made with a variety of yarns including hand painted merino wool and other fibres.  I will be setting up the window display soon and will have pictures of the final product next week.  I have to say it has been a great time designing on a very large scale, a true enjoyment!

Consider taking your next design project “out of the box” and do something completely different.  It really makes the creativity run wild and free and oh so enjoyable.  Thanks to the Art Gallery of St. Albert http://artgalleryofstalbert.ca/ for asking me to be a part of warming up the cold Winter days and SPRING FORWARD…

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