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January 12, 2014

Mapping 2014

My "assignment" - Create a map of 2014.  Jill Berry's Facebook group, Arty Cartophiles, were challenged to create a map of 2014, share on our blogs, and invite you to see others in a blog hop this week (Jan. 13-17) at her blog or here.   (http://personal-geographies.com)

Hmmm...I could go abstract on this one. I could use a real map as a background for a map painting. What to do, what to do, I pondered this one for awhile.

I flipped through an unfinished journal of pages that I had started with backgrounds and found one that had a grid made by a stencil spray. Grids mean maps to me, so that's what I chose. The page was too large for my scanner, so there are two close-ups followed by the full page taken with camera. I see that I forgot to add, on Hopeful Way, Cubs win World Series. I must do that.








I had lots of fun creating little streets and using map symbols and references. I'm not crazy about the design, a bit bottom heavy and lacking a good focus (not to mention a title!)  But, that's a map, eh? I did make a "route" of blue to lead the eye through town. Although it's not a river, it kinda looks like one, so that's a bit mappy, too, I think.  As I add more through the year, perhaps it will come together.

Making this map pushed me to solidify my goals for the house and for my art and for my wish to grow the Red Chair Studio.
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Lisa said...

Diane you are a woman after my own heart. Have you seen the Cubs t-shirts that say "Just One Before I Die?" hahahha Made me laugh.

Love, love your map! Great job!

Christine Martell said...

I really like how you combined the calendar structure with your goals.

Joanne Huffman said...

I like your map. I've seen what a couple of people have done with this project and the different interpretations are quite intriguing.

Johanne said...

The little signs caught my attention. Your drawing is delicate and inviting.

Missy Trent said...

Oh, Diane! This is fabulous! You and I did similar maps!!!! I'm still working on mine! Added some color tonight!

Renee said...

This is most fascinating calendar I've ever encountered! I LOVE it! What a clever "to do" list, too. You have inspired me so much. Thanks for sharing it.

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

The little drawings by the months are fascinating. I realized it was a map of goals by the time I reached the bottom, but such a fun way to show them! And my favorite part? the Latitude :) Thank you for sharing your map.

Amy said...

I love all your signs, and the billboard. I would visit with you there!

Sharon Wildwind said...

Cool street map. LOL at the Give Latitude statement. Man, do I never need to be reminded of that.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely map! Love the intricacies and details and rhythm if this!

back.roads said...

I love your map!! The colors, streets, and adorable buildings are just awesome!

back.roads said...

I love your map!! The colors, streets, and adorable buildings are just awesome!

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