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Call for Arty Cartophiles, “Mapping 2014 Artfully”

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Arty Cartophiles, Giveaways, Personal Geographies | 41 comments

Call for Arty Cartophiles, “Mapping 2014 Artfully”

Mapmaking is a tool, a craft for the curious. Every part of making a map appeals to me: the graphic elements of traditional cartography, the journey, and the personal story encompassed by the dashed neatlines. This project is about making a  map of the future, in particular the year 2014. We will then reveal all the maps for a five day blog hop in January, 2014 You can approach this in many ways, and here are some simple guidelines to get you started. Pick a subject or focus Goals Travels Relationship(s) Career Health Personal Journey And on and on… Pick a medium Drawing Collage Journaling...

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Mapping in Zentagle, and a new book!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Arty Cartophiles, Giveaways, Mapping Techniques | 31 comments

Mapping in Zentagle, and a new book!

I have a friend across the world that I have never met. She just wrote a book, and I am very pleased to be a part of the blogroll to get the word out. Kass Hall lives in Australia and is a a Certified Zentangle® Teacher. This is something I knew not a thing about, until I got her book. Kass and I decided that a map was in order, since that combines techniques from both our books. I just took a very eventful trip from my home in Colorado to Ghost Ranch in northeastern New Mexico and decided that was the journey to map. First of all, I read the whole book since I was a Zentangle virgin. I...

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The Ultimate Journey Map

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Classes, Giveaways | 13 comments

The Ultimate Journey Map

Next week is the last Artfest, a retreat that has been going on for about 12 years in Port Townsend, Washington. I made this map to commemorate that final journey to this wonderful place. Artest is held at Fort Worden, an ex-Army base that is supposed to be full of ghosts, which a number of us will try to find while there. This is a trade I made, so hunt me down if you want...

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Mom’s Realm Map

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Arty Cartophiles, Giveaways, Guest Mapper | 5 comments

Mom’s Realm Map

My friend Linda made a map that I would like to share. I met Linda in January when I went to Tucson to teach and do a presentation on maps. She is a part of the impressive group of artist in Arizona that call themselves Paperworks. Here is the post of the books and maps they made. Linda’s mother has Alzheimer’s Disease, which is coincidentally very common in my family. While it is devastating on every level, when we were walking in the morning before class, over the hills of the Sonoran Desert, she would tell me mom stories that really made me laugh. We talked about mapping her...

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Journal Maps and a Giveaway

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Arty Cartophiles, Giveaways, Inspirations for Maps | 16 comments

Journal Maps and a Giveaway

I use maps in my journals because I love the way they look, and the way it helps establish where I was when I was journaling that page. Here is a page from an Italian journal, with a bit of a map of Orvieto, a  hill town where I taught last year, and will teach again in 2013. I am teaching class in Virginia Beach in a few weeks about journal mapping, we will do some astrological maps, table maps, memory maps and whatever else I drum up between now and then. Here is the link for that. Journal Mapping In Virginia Beach. Many writers are also map lovers, and use maps in their studies for their...

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Winners and Classes!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Classes, Giveaways | 0 comments

Winners and Classes!

The book blog hop has ended, there are 11 winners and if you participated, please check out the blogs you visited to see if you won! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for the 1204 Comments posted on the blogs during this time! I read them all, and wish I could publish them all here, they were so full of enthusiasm and stories. It was wonderful to see that there are so many map lovers among us. On a new note, I am teaching two classes having to do with maps at Artfest  in Port Townsend Washington March 28-April 1, 2012. Spontaneous Deconstructed Storybook is a symbolic map of...

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