Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking

Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking

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 stamps
- Insight into the world of traditional and contemporary maps and how they relate to and inspire personal mapmaking
- A 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.

Title:Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781440308567
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    Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking Reviews

  • Chris

    Highly recommended if you're intrigued by the idea of making creative, artistic maps of yourself, where you live, where you travel, and where you dream....

  • liberal sprinkles

    I seldom buy a craft book without first checking it out but I ordered this online because I love the concept of making creative maps of oneself and one's life experiences. I am so pleased with the pur...

  • Blackbook

    I love this book. It is a great teaching tool. I use it in my work with incarcerated women. The templates are a great. It is a very thoughtful and beautiful book. I've been using body mapping and life...

  • JayeL

    I got this book because of Maureen and Nancy and their work in creativity. I am also interested in mixed media - in doing mixed media projects, but don't have the space. I carried it around a long tim...

  • Kathleen Dixon

    I love maps, and I love the idea of mapping my personal journey, so this book is perfect. It's full of ideas for creative map-making in order to tell about yourself - maps of your travels, maps of you...

  • Andrea

    well written...

  • Bridget

    Neat book lots of information...

  • Gina

    Haven't even finished this book yet and already it has provided me with lots of inspiration and ideas. For a very different take on maps, this craft technique book really stretches your mind and gives...

  • Terrie

    This was an interesting book taking a look at different ways to make maps other than the traditional road map. I liked the layout of starting with the head, body, hand, heart, etc. then moving on to e...

  • LuAnn

    Interesting concept to use maps to explore and document your life, but I felt the explorations could go deeper. The artwork is impressive and the instructions for doing your own are thorough. Unless t...