Patricia Gray posted pictures of beautiful doors she took in Italy. Well, that got me into my sketchbook from 2005, and my first visit to Amsterdam. I did the sketches on a "self study major site tutorial", so I sketched allot.
Why do I love doors? They are the entry to your home, where you greet friends, welcome, say goodbye, walk through for the first time as a couple, bring home a baby or walk back through after a loss. It's the valve into the heart of the home.
Doors in Europe are amazing because every one looks custom. They come in all sizes and colours, show their age as they should, and many times are the only wood feature on the facade of the house.
I especially loved the green one that opens onto a busy old Amsterdam street. The homeowner had planted geraniums that popped against the red brick. They appeared untouched by passing crowds.
Sometimes it's the house numbers in the perfect font and the perfect orientation; sometimes the lanterns, and many times the railings that appear to have 100 layers of paint.
I'm off to Amsterdam in less than two weeks, and this time I don't have to bring my sketchbook...I want to. Thanks to Sooz, my site tutorial instructor who pushed me to sketch everything I saw. I use this skill in my work daily.
I'm Michelle, a Vancouver Island based Interior Designer looking to nature for inspiration, with a passion for interiors, renderings, and painting. I work with homeowners and designers, having rendered nurseries, front doors...even the Capitol Building!
It's been a pleasure creating perspectives for framing, stationery packages, client thank you's, and unique gifts. The drawings can also be effective presentation tools, allowing designers and their clients to take a peek at the conceptual space.
Being an Interior Designer, I understand the constraints of the field, and will work with you to create timely, effective communication tools. As my Interior Design client, you benefit from drawings that give you important insight into your project.
Or...from a simple photo I can create a unique gift...I don't think the scope has ever been the same for more than one project!
Private workshops, painting and e-design projects are also keeping me busy. It's a Schematic Life, and it's my life...always changing, and that's just the way I like it!
Contact me for a design consultation, custom artwork or rendering.