turnofthecenturies

Architectural Map-drawings, Watercolor City Maps

Tacoma, Washington · 1811 Sales

turnofthecenturies

Architectural Map-drawings, Watercolor City Maps

Tacoma, Washington 1811 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(578)

Announcement   Architectural Map-Drawings: original drawings, watercolor city maps, art prints, postcards & books

If you are interested in my drawings of the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints, please visit my other shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TOTCtemples

To view a wider range of my work, please visit www.turnofthecenturies.com

To see more of my process, work and travels, as well as coupons and giveaways, find me on:
● Instagram: @turnofthecenturies
● Facebook: www.facebook.com/TurnOfTheCenturies
● Twitter: @TurnOTCenturies
● Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TurnOTCenturies

thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 11, 2016

Architectural Map-Drawings: original drawings, watercolor city maps, art prints, postcards & books

If you are interested in my drawings of the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints, please visit my other shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TOTCtemples

To view a wider range of my work, please visit www.turnofthecenturies.com

To see more of my process, work and travels, as well as coupons and giveaways, find me on:
● Instagram: @turnofthecenturies
● Facebook: www.facebook.com/TurnOfTheCenturies
● Twitter: @TurnOTCenturies
● Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TurnOTCenturies

thank you!

Kirsten Sparenborg Brinton

Contact shop owner

Kirsten Sparenborg Brinton

Updates

ROME! New City Lines Street Map Prints in the Shop, in a variety of sizes.
If you're interested in a Watercolor City Blocks Map of Rome, please convo me! I'm offering a 50% discount, since the linework is already complete. dizzy
Seattle Watercolor City Blocks Map is complete! Seattle is definitely one of the most interesting city plans with all that shoreline. I've loved watercoloring her in blue grey! You can commission one in a color of your choice.
Hoping to give an Original Watercolor City Blocks Map for the holidays? Today is the last day to purchase/commission one of my original maps to receive it before Christmas. We are traveling for the holidays so the shop will be closing December 12. waveskin-tone-2kissing_heart
View all 5 updates

About

Architectural Map-Drawings

I started Turn-of-the-Centuries in 2007 while I was very busy working in an architecture and urban design firm in Savannah Georgia. I moved to Savannah because it was an amazing place to draw. Historic buildings - not always the "George Washington slept here" variety, but the real places people live and work, the walls and windows that have seen the passage of time, the odd embellishments owners have added to express themselves - these have a special allure for me. I loved my job, but I craved my own imprint. So, at night and on weekends I made drawings of Savannah's streetscapes.

I also made drawings as a way to capture other places I travelled, like Portland OR and New Orleans. I try to capture the essence of what I felt there. I "feel" a place as I walk it, through its building facades, streets, trees and its urban plan. The concept of Architectural Map-Drawings, a unique combination of architectural facades and maps, or plans, emerged as a quintessential expression of the character of a place.

After I'd lived in Savannah for seven years, I moved to Alexandria Virginia and became a happy tourist of the Washington DC area, making new streetscape drawings. I immersed myself in graduate school to learn more about these buildings I love to draw, as well as the history of architectural drawing and mapping. (I wrote a thesis on maps of Savannah! "you can take the girl out of Savannah, but you can't take Savannah out of the girl" my mother said.) I learned about the amazing drawings of the early Renaissance, as artists, architects and cartographers combined plan, elevation, section, perspective and cartography to visualize their designs and to synthesize perceptions of their cities and places. I studied (and made) bird's eye view drawings in Rome.

Now, I am taking up this long tradition of chorography to describe, document and cherish great places. I hope to foster and support the appreciation we all have for special places and the desire for mementos of these places - to frame, to hang, to send a greeting. I enjoy custom work. Please contact me if I can help illustrate your place-memory with an Architectural Map-Drawing.

Follow me on Instagram (@turnofthecenturies) to see what I'm working on and looking at, and where I live and travel.

If you are interested in the beautiful Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints, please visit my other shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TOTCtemples
I've recently relocated my temple pieces from this shop into a shop of their own. You'll find Original Drawings, Watercolors, Prints and Note Cards.

Tweet

Shop members

  • Kirsten

    Owner, Designer

    I love drawing architecture. I love maps. I trained in architecture at Virginia Tech and architectural history at the University of Virginia. I want to capture places I love by drawing them. And I hope to share these places, this love, with you.

Local

Find turnofthecenturies at the following upcoming market!

  • The Village 253 Handmade Market and Mingle

    6th Avenue Business District,

    Tacoma, WA

    Dec 10

    Join the Village 253 and Handmade PNW for the 2nd annual winter "market and mingle". Over 20 vendors are expected along with an awesome charity raffle, free food, and free kids' craft lead by Children's Museum of Tacoma. Did we mention the market is FREE? Family friendly and a great place to purchase presents for winter birthdays and the holidays! All makers will be donating 10% of the day's sales to one of our selected charities, Tacoma Musical Playhouse's theatre camp scholarship program and Helping Hands House! Address for event is 710 S Anderson, Tacoma, WA. Street and lot parking available. To inquire about vending contact happyfoxstudio@gmail.com

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop.
Please Ask for quantities greater than listed. I print to order.
Please let me know what you think. I aim to please.

Your Art Print or Watercolor Print is made on premium epson paper, printed with archival inks.
Your Original Watercolor City Map is made on heavy smooth white bristol paper.
Your note card or postcard is printed with epson archival ink and hand-cut/ folded.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Postcards ship sealed in clear, cellophane sleeve in a stationery envelope (for one or a few postcards) or a padded envelope (for postcard packs or multiples).
Large bulk postcard orders ship in cardboard boxes with protective padding inside.

Prints smaller than 16" x 20" ship flat, backed by 100% recycled acid-free backing board in a clear, sealed cellophane sleeve. Packaged flat in an industrial board envelope.

Prints larger than 16" x 20" ship rolled, in a clear cellophane sleeve, in a heavy-duty mailing tube.

Original Drawings and Watercolors ship flat to preserve the integrity of the heavier bristol or watercolor paper. They are packaged in a clear, sealed cellophane sleeve, protected between two sheets of 100% recycled acid-free backing board and shipped in an industrial board envelope.

I ship weekly, on Wednesdays or Thursdays. However, please check my Shop Announcement on the top of the front page in case of a shipping delay while I am travelling.

WITHIN THE US, I ship United States Postal Service First Class for prints 11" x 14" and smaller. Larger items must ship Priority (2-3 days within the US). Please let me know if you need your order sooner and I'll do my best to get it to you quickly, including shipping upgrades if needed.

For Shipping OUTSIDE THE US, I cannot guarantee an undamaged or timely arrival. I'm sorry - this is a risk of international shipping. But, I will do my very best to package and ship your order with the best chance for an undamaged and timely arrival!
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm happy to make you happy with your purchase. Please let me know if something went wrong. I can provide a full or partial refund, or replacement. However, I cannot be responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail unless they are shipped USPS Priority within the US.