Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays! + Awesome Christmas Owl Decorations

Owl Christmas tree from here.

Wooden Christmas tree, from here.

Owl wreath, from here.

White Christmas tree, from here.

I wish each one of you a very happy holidays. 2016 was a year of some challenges, learning new things and accomplishing many wonderful things. I am most grateful for all of you for taking time from your busy day to visit the blog and supporting it by leaving you lovely comments.

I am looking forward to start a brand new year with more opportunities and more adventures in 2017. You make my everyday a very special one by stopping by and I hope you'll continue to join me on this fun ride.  Have a beautiful holidays and new year with your loved ones. I'll see you n 2017!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Window Display: Hudson's Bay 2016

The second window display for today is by Hudson's Bay with 29 animatronic woodland critters featured in the five windows at the Queen St. W. store. The idea behind the window was they wanted to do switch traditional Santa, reindeer and elves with woodland animals frolicking in the snow. Designing the painstaking display took 35,000 hours to bring animals to life. The windows show scenes where "Bunnies play ice hockey below swinging squirrels wielding snowballs; Tiny mice make snow angels and snowboard around a bear under the Aurora Borealis; A mother owl presents a new baby to friends and family; And a gaggle of geese snowshoe through the forest with wreaths around their long necks." You should watch this brief video where the animals come to life.

Christmas Window Display: Fortnum & Mason 2016

The Early Bird & The Night Owl

The Lobster & The Chef

The Bull & The China

The Wolf & The Sheep

The Tree & The Wood Cutter

The Polar Bear & The Penguin

The Boy & The Brussel Sprouts

The Turkey & The Butcher

Just like how we decorate our homes during holidays, the businesses also dress up their stores for their holiday customers. But some stores take it to the next level by making extravagant and expensive displays. Fortnum & Mason is a London based brand famous for its grand and surreal windows. Their this year’s Christmas display themed "Together We’re Merrier" features hand-painted characters in very unusual pairings like " The Bull & The China". 

"The campaign was brought to life in 3D by a team of sculpture artists, who created large-scale models for window displays using fiber glass moulds based on Ryder’s artwork. A team of theater make-up artists then hand-painted each model to match his illustrations" via Creative Review.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Advent Calendar Illustrations 2016 - Part II

Caroline Alfreds is a Swedish illustrator and designer based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been sharing one illustration a day for advent calendar on Instagram till Christmas. Her work is inspired by Scandinavian folk-art, decorated with beautiful designs and festive patterns. If you missed Part 1 then you can find it here. It's has many lovely illustrations, not to be missed!

Christmas Advent Calendar Illustrations 2016 - Part I

As promised, I am back with more fantastic Christmas themed creations. The work shown above is by Fhiona Galloway who is an illustrator specializing in creating designs suited for children's books. She has worked in with clients including Caterpillar books, Little Tiger Press, Silver Dolphin Books, Bookworks and Ladybird Books to name a few. Her playful style can be clearly seen in her Christmas countdown calendar characters. So adorable!

Lisa Barlow is a freelance graphic designer and an illustrator based in UK. She is designing one illustration everyday until Christmas day as a challenge to herself. Her sweet designs have lovely texture and vibrant colors.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Cards by Paperchase and Papyrus

Christmas is only a few days away, and as a tribute to the season that brings joy and cheer I have been sharing all the fabulous seasonal owl themed creations with you all here. As we countdown to the Christmas day, I am planning on featuring even more festive fun finds. This post is showcasing the holiday cards for the people who appreciate simple and minimal. The collection above is by Paperchase and cards below are by Papyrus.