Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking

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North Light Books, Nov 2, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Explore your Creative Self with mixed-media maps

You don’t have to be a world traveler or a professional cartographer to embark on a grand journey of self-discovery through mapmaking. Personal Geographies gives you the tools and techniques you’ll need to create artful maps of your self, your experiences and your personal journey. Chart the innermost workings of your mind, document your artistic path and create an unfolding maze of your future dreams and goals.

Inside Personal Geographies you’ll discover:21 mixed-media map projects featuring artistic techniques like working with alcohol inks and pochoir, painting on a black surface and carving custom stampsInsight into the world of traditional and contemporary maps and how they relate to and inspire personal mapmakingA gallery of maps by contributors from around the world to spark your own creativity

From mapping your head, hands and heart to recording powerful memories or experiences, the maps in Personal Geographies are a gateway into the fascinating and meaningful world of you.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
MAPPING THE SELF
17
MAPPING YOUR EXPERIENCE
57
PLANS PROJECTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES
97
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
138
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
139
COPYRIGHT
141
RESOURCES
142
INDEX
143
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About the author (2011)

Jill Berry is a graphic designer, mixed-media artist and teacher who makes lots of books, paintings and other story-telling structures. After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Design, she spent a year of graduate studies in Italy. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review, cloth paper scissors and Art Journaling magazine as well as North Light's Interactive Art Workshop. She has taught at three universities in Colorado as well as at several major art retreats. Jill Berry lives in Superior, CO.

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