Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mapping Adventures

I am still working in my "physics journal" (which has nothing to do with physics other than that I used the cover of a physics book to make the journal).

I knew when I started it that I wanted a fold-out map in it. And I knew that it would not be to scale or be accurate like a real map, but rather a representation of places I've gone this year. I know from reading Jill Berry's book Personal Geographies, that I can take liberties like that. So, if I go to Gaye's house twelve times this year, there will be twelve "roads" showing that. Yes, I'll take liberties like that, making duplicate roads.

My problem is, I know what I want it to look like in the end.  I just don't want to put down too much permanently in the beginning.  I may have to "map it out" in pencil for now and make everything permanent in the end.  (If you can't follow my train of thought here, that's okay.  Sometimes I have that problem too!)

I think I am distracted by some wedding maps I saw on line.  I am blown away by them.  They are here, and that is sorta kinda what I want my travel map to look like eventually. 

1 comment:

gaye said...

OMG! the wedding map is so cool. Your calligraphic skills will make it easy for you.I could never do that. Definitely a great direction to go in.