Northern Inspiration

Jon and I took a little trip up North to his home town, Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a great visit and we are so glad Jon was able to renew his work Visa again. While we were there the weather was surprisingly nice, I have been in Halifax in April before when there was still snow on the ground….but this time, sunny and warm T-shirt weather! So…just wanted to share some photos I took for design inspiration. I love the little flowers sprouting up through the old leaves, not a common sight where I grew up!

Oh and the lichen…I am really likin’ the lichen! love the color…

Some flowers blooming at Jon’s Mom’s farmhouse, so lovely.

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About AGrayHarper

Andrea Gray Harper is an artist, designer, and maker who incorporates embroidery, screen-printing, and digital techniques into her handmade objects. A native of the Southeastern United Sates, Gray’s exposure to tropical plants and a lack of winter season garnished her love for the outdoors, plants, and bright colors. In 2007 Gray received a B.F.A degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Textiles and Fashion. Since then she has attained an M.F.A in Fibers, participated in various solo and group exhibitions and trade shows, won Second Place in the Annual Juried Artist Book Symposium at the ACA Library of SCAD, and received the Ben C. Morris travel scholarship to study abroad in Cambodia. Today Gray is working on a variety of projects, from photo styling to garden design and event planning.

One thought on “Northern Inspiration

  1. So happy to see photos of our spring flowers and lichen published for perpetuity! You should see the blossoms popping out now … we’d love to have you (and your camera) visit anytime! Actually, I think the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival held at the end of May would be a really good excuse for you to visit Nova Scotia once again!!!

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