Friday, March 4, 2011

W.E.S.T. Design Challenge: "March Into Spring"

The WEST design challenge for the month of March is "March Into Spring."

I know that we all complain about winter being too long and too cold here in Manitoba (but we really should admit that this is the only place we all want to be anyway!) March tends to be the month when things start warming up. I'm ready for spring, are you?

While enjoying the warmer weather and thinking about the beautiful blooms you will plant in your garden, or about spring cleaning (like I'll be doing), keep in mind the current March 2011 Spring Trends:

"With the arrival of spring the trend report instinctively turns to flowers. A riotous explosion of florals prints as well as flowers was to be seen in most spring fashion shows. Some of this season’s florals were of the demure and romantic kind while others were clearly bold and dynamic." (Handmade Europe - Flower Bomb! - Trend Report - March 2011)

"Spring: Fresh light and bright Colors...
Saint Patrick’s Day: Parties, celebrations, parades, touches of green, shamrocks, feasting, beer drinking and a nod to the Irish...
Fashion: Spring fashion will emphasize basics, dresses, bags in lighter materials, sunglasses, hair accessories,jewelry and the return of open-toe shoes." (Pure Handmade: March Trends - All About Color)

Here's how it works. Check the ning and blog at the start of the month to get the inspiration topic. As you mull over what that particular idea means to you, jot down some notes in the discussion thread or leave a comment on the blog. Take pictures of your process and finished item and post them in the thread or in the Flickr group (with the tag W.E.S.T._dc). We would love to hear the story behind how you arrived at your finished object! I will blog the results of each month's challenge.

A few notes: Create something especially for the challenge. Entries for each month should be finished by the last day of the month. Vintage and supply sellers are welcome to participate, too, with a focus on artful photography and careful choice of item.

Hillary - Kiddlebug
(I think Hillary is ready for Spring, don't you?)

1 comment:

  1. I think Hillary is more than ready! I'll keep reading to see what people have come up with. :)


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