Things are finally starting to move on this years candy window. And I decided it would be a good test of my Doable Approach to a story project. I’ve not thought of my candy windows as story projects before but they really are. Good windows tell a story, even if it is a simple one. The telling of the story is what makes the window more interesting. Plus the reason I do the candy windows is because of the joy I felt when I went to see the ones ZCMI did years ago. It was a favorite Christmas tradition and story projects are about family traditions too. So I’ll start by outlining what I’ve done so far.
Step One: Decide
This step happen many months ago when I committed to do another window and the theme of “Christmas Movies” was picked. I did a bunch of research and decided to use “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as my inspiration. I checked it out from the library and watched it. Then I gathered some images from the internet of the parts of the movie that inspired me.
At this point everything go put on hold, because I didn’t know which store window I would be in. Today I was able to move forward again.
Step Two: Organize
With the window location picked, I could look at my options and see what I have to work with. My original layout was for a landscape shaped window but the one I have is vertical. So I adapted my design for the space. I’ve got my colors and a basic list of what I’ll need for the project. Now I need to look through my candy stash and see what I have that will work for this project. Then I’ll be ready to move on to Step Three: Analyze.
Recent Candy Windows: