Throughout the year I am inspired by many ideas. As November rolls around, I draw on my notes and doodles for a visual that could resonate with the holidays, one that reflects on winter, on Canada but not on Christmas per se, and that would translate well into a gift card. The one I chose this year was inspired from a sculpture I saw when I visited France in August. The artist had created an outline of a forest scene by laser-cutting this on a sheet of rusted metal. The long sheet of metal attached to the wall so as to create a gap between the artwork and the wall surface which cast a shadow. It was fantastic. I created my own forest by tracing an image and overlay the outline onto a series of lined backgrounds. This was the result, and these are the three designs I transferred into gift cards to send out to everyone on my little list!