Irèn Nooren // Visual designer of luxury brands

A visual designer's forget-me-not collection of drawings, paintings, photographs, writings, and other curiosities.

Sunrise Salt pans

post // Sunrise in Curaçao, observing the skies in their full glory

One of the positive things about being jet lagged is that it offers a perfect opportunity to watch sunrise. A reward of awaking up early at Curaçao.

Great-grandmother

post // Portrait drawing challenge

I have made it my goal to create a portrait drawing every day. Therefore, I have chosen a small, early 20th century portrait of my great-grandmother.

fabric weaved pillow case

textile // Weaving with fabric strips

When I think about kindergarten, I remember having fun with weaving colourful paper strips. I used this easy-to-do technique to create a unique pillow cover.

Handmade and handpainted dress

textile // Early 19th century dress

Creating a ‘meeting mr Darcy dress’: with prints of stripes, plaids, roses, and dots in bright colours.

christmas cards

design // Christmas designs and participating in KerstCreatieRoute 2020

Since 2016 I am one of the volunteers of the foundation that builds a nativity scene in village centre of Princenhage and organises a Christmas art event.

eBook Enjoy Curacao

design // E-book Enjoy life in Curaçao

E-book with unusual photographs taken in Curaçao in 2012 – 2013.

Fabric Painting Rose Pink with blue strokes

painting // Fabric // Pink Rose

Creating a pink rose on 100% cotton unbleached fabric with posterpaint and textile medium.

Wood panel painting Pink Rose

painting // Wood panel // Pink Rose

Third wood panel painting with Creall pearl mix, poster paint and oil painting to create a vintage look and feel.

Gasthuiskerk church

travelling // Zierikzee, a small harbour town in Zeeland

With its many impressive historic buildings, Zierikzee is in the top 10 of monumental towns of the Netherlands. A perfect town for a stroll through history.

dramatic sky above dunes

travelling // Feel the ferocious waves of the North Sea

How I love to watch and listen to the waves of the North Sea when visiting the extensive beach at Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland during a spell of bad weather.

Christmas candle

sketchbook // Christmas drawing of a Christmas candle

A drawing of an object that reminds me of Christmas. This drawing of a Christmas candle was used on a billboard for a local Christmas event in Princenhage.

candle holder

sketchbook // Christmas drawing of a candle holder

A drawing of an object that reminds me of Christmas. This drawing of a candle holder was used on a billboard for a local Christmas event in Princenhage.

craftsman Jos polishing stone

photography // Stone craftsmen at work

Stone craftsmen at work, polishing stone by hand at the workshop of Stone Natural Class in Reusel, The Netherlands.

Samples of stone edge finishing

photography // Stone products

Photographs of product samples of natural stone, taken in the showroom of Stone Natural Class in Reusel.