I made FOUR holiday window installations in the span of 3 weeks! I KNOW! I’m insane.
But I love it.
Here’s some snippets of what I was working on. Materials range from felt, paper, paint-marker, and cardboard. Styles range from installations, hand-drawings, draping, and typography. Full photos soon, but for now some teasers.
So that time I did two Halloween windows and never talked about them. Here we go!
These ghosts!!! I know, crazy spooky scary. This was my Halloween window for the Rare Device//Noe Valley store. It had to be done rather quickly, so I stitched up these ghosties. I kept the gold diamonds that were up with the Cactus window because, why not, they’re cool. I like this last photo, it looks like they’re having a party and they”re singing.
I hung up my original creepy girl drawings at the Divisadero store. It was probably the simplest installation I’ve done, but it still took me forever. (People who install quickly, so impressed with you.) I also printed up some postcard sets and 8 x 10 prints.
I just finished putting up the new Spring window for Story! I revamped my flower curtains and added pops up fresh color. It was really important to me to be able to see this installation inside and outside through the window. So excited!
I was so happy when Vanessa from Story asked me to do another window display! Let me just say, I love working with her and I LOVE her shop! It’s so charming and sweet (I love the jewelry!!) . I’m incredibly lucky that we have an eye for the same aesthetics, and that she gives me lots of freedom in executing my ideas. Plus, she’s like the sweetest ever!
I came to her with a few ideas that would encompass the holiday spirit. Most of them were pattern or woodland themed (hey, I am who I am!) and luckily she was into them too. I saved my favorite idea for last, hanging big “peppermint sticks” from the ceiling, and that was it! It’s amazing getting paid to work on projects you really, really want to work on.
Here’s some shots from the window so far.
I gathered fallen branches from the park and used white paint and red suede to create giant peppermint sticks. Story has a really lovely handmade feel, so I think my materials compliment the store well. I can’t wait to see it at night with christmas lights! I think that will really make it magical.
Hooray! I finally have a good photo of my boutique window display! Thanks Addie! Hopefully the bits and pieces from the last post will make sense now.
I think it’s pretty cute!
Anyway, this whole month I’ve been either working out my etsy shop or planning birthday things for Roos (which is tomorrow! 25 on the 25th!) I need to learn how to multitask, or just stop serial-watching adventure time all day. The etsy shop is taking way longer than I expected. I really want good photos/descriptions/everything and it’s just taking me a while. But I’m excited to share things from both projects when I’m done (and start doing fall/halloween things!)
Finally starting to get some photos for my (in progress!) flower crown etsy shop! Have ya’ll ever used Afterlight to edit your phone pictures? I love that app! Oh and I totally got distracted in the park and ended up making a real flower clown. It was far too pretty of a day not to sit in the grass and make a daisy chain.
I was commissioned to do a quick window installation for a new boutique in the Inner Richmond. The shop is called STORY, and the owner couldn’t be sweeter. She pretty much gave me free reign, so I naturally went with a floral theme. STORY is a charming little shop that carries the cutest clothes for toddlers as well as beautifully detailed gifts, accessories, and jewelry. Their back room has also become a new home for some of my paintings to be displayed.
I only have a few pictures to show of the window. The glare of the window is pretty bad during certain hours (of course the hours I show up to take photos) but hopefully they’ll get some lights in there soon! The reflections actually make a pretty interesting picture.
A little explanation- I cut out two big cardboard pieces to frame the corners of the windows to act like curtains/vignettes. I hand-made all those brown paper flowers and bunched them all together for a bustled look. Then there are three strands of paper or crepe flowers on twine that hang like scallops in the middle of the two vignettes. Super simple idea, but incredibly time consuming!! I went through so much paper and burnt my fingers too many times to count. The vignettes are at least 4 feet in length and I only had two days to work on it. I can’t wait to get better whole-window shots, but for now, this will have to do!
STORY is located in the Inner Richmond of San Francisco on Third Avenue and Clement!
It’s a beautiful day today and I just wanted to say a flowery hello! Working on some more stuff for my society 6 page as well as some work to sell at the First Friday’s art fair in Oakland! Have a lovely day!