IN HER SHOES: A Schematic Life
Not only does this amazing talent produce beautiful interiors:
Along with stunning sketches that make me curse myself for lacking in my drawing skills:
But she is also an artist and delights all of her blog readers with latest finished pieces:
I’m in love with these pieces! They would look amazing in my living room.
Note to Michelle: When you come to NY in December I totally wouldn’t hate it if these babies came along for the trip and I got to baby-sit them for a bit in my home!
P.S. When you come by to drop them off then it would be fab to get some renderings of my home as well. :)
Ah a girl can dream right?
This women is a total triple threat! I’m was very honored when she agreed to take part in my series. I hope you all enjoy seeing a day in her life. I know I did!
5:15- Most days start pretty early…about 5am. This is when I usually read blogs, work on entries, and surf the net. This morning I went back to bed at 6:30 and got out of bed for the day at 8. I love having two wake-ups and two first cups of coffee :)
8:00- Brian, my husband, is a pilot, and he is home for a full week. Typically he makes me my morning coffee when he is home (or I bribe him to grab me a Starbucks latte). I get to my email and create a to-do list, rolling over half of yesterday’s list, of course. I give three paintings another layer of acrylic (in my slippers and robe). Last night’s layers were dry, and were calling me from my adjacent studio.
11:30- Time to dash upstairs for some magazine time with my third cup of coffee (with International Delight’s vanilla creamer)…I have a to-do list now, so I can look it over while I watch House Hunters International. Today they were in Spain…I love the light in Spain!
1:00- Off and running…Evan needs a ride to school, so I swinging by Vancouver Film School on my way to the Design Center. He benefits from my extra foamy vanilla latte obsession.
1:30- Over the Granville St. Bridge, into the city…
2:00- I’ve dropped off Evan, and arrive at our Design Center, where I found these great swivel chairs for a new client. I take some fabric books home, and pick an order up to drop off at the drapery room tomorrow.
2:30- Robert Allen at last; I chose sheers in three shades of white for a client’s approval. Extra wide in width for less seaming- they will be 18’ long! I like the colour “Flake”, because it will contrast nicely against the raw concrete of the loft, and move in the breezes. Now I just have to figure out hardware for that length!
3:00- The first stop on the way home is for produce, bread and fish at Granville Island Market
Rock Star parking!
I enter through the flower market, past these beautiful branches with moss! Wait, don’t get sidetracked…keep moving, even know the sunshine tells me otherwise.
This is a great place to shop! You can tell how fresh everything is when they are stacked like this.
A favorite Italian food market sells marinated mozzarella and the best homemade pasta!
I bought some smoked salmon candy to take home…sweet and smoky…yum!
4:00- Enjoying a vanilla latte after lunch, and looking across False Creek to Vancouver. It’s a gorgeous day…15 degrees Celsius…I think that’s about 63 degrees F. I don’t want to leave.
4:30- I prefer to take the side streets on the way home during rush hour…and I got to see this!
Traffic to Richmond is so brutal- about an hour; usually I get home before rush hour, but not today; I’m in the thick of it.
4:45- A stop by the post office, and for some flowers on the way home. I would buy them at Granville Island, but they are half the price at a little market in my neighbourhood.
5:00- I drive a couple of blocks to buy a canvas and some acrylics at the Phoenix Art Workshop in Steveston. Look at the dust on my car dashboard…gheesh…glad my hubby is home for a few days to look after that :)
The day’s acquirements…a canvas, white pouring acrylics, pasta, and cheese…rosemary bread, smoked salmon candy, lilies, Romo’s Linara “Ice Blue” Linen…41 yards (it’s heavy) and a purse full of sheer samples.
Home at last…its 5:30.
I check my email, to try to set up a drop off with a client tomorrow (and, well…maybe to check if I have any comments on my blog). I have two from Dale and Ivan…thanks you guys! My screen saver is a stack of wiener dog puppies that I got from a Design Ties post. It makes me smile every time- heck; just the word wiener cracks me up!
6:30- I can’t believe the sunset tonight from my bedroom window! That’s a row of Canada Geese heading south in the middle sky.
I spent the day in my favourite black leather boots from Amsterdam. I think Dutch women wear boots and sweaters like French women wear scarves…I bought 3 pair that trip.
7:00- Before making tacos for dinner, I’m back in my favorite disposable slippers that Brian brings back from hotels. I love them, because you can toss them when they look worn. These are from the Mira in Hong Kong.
I still have to specify a fireplace insert, type my “In her Shoes” post and finish organizing a client binder tonight, but that’s it…I’m in bed (with another stack of magazines) by 9:30 most evenings.
Thanks Camila…it was fun to document my day. I don’t know how typical any day is for me…but it was normal in the way that I felt I got nothing done. Tomorrow is a great day for us, since my youngest son graduates from film school- definitely nothing typical about that :)
What an action packed day! I loved reading every little part of it! Like Michelle I also feel like I never finish everything I set out to accomplish in the day. Ah we need more hours in the day! A big Congrats to Michelle’s youngest son!!! So exciting to be graduating from film school! I hope you had a wonderful celebration!
A big thanks for Michelle! Remember if there is anyone you would like to see featured let me know and I’ll try and make it happen!
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