Personal Geographies

Holiday Special for Explorers!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in My Books, Personal Geographies, What I am up to | 2 comments

Holiday Special for Explorers!

I have been slow to the game this year but thought I would have a last minute holiday special. Today I will send you two of my books, Making Art From Maps or Map Art Lab with the bonus book of Personal Geographies signed, wrapped and mailed to the person of your choice Priority mail for $45. That is a $12 dollar discount, just for today and tomorrow. These books will give the person on your list lots to do in the holiday season (they can even make a map of Holiday Dinner!) and between the two of them inspire projects for the rest of the year!  I need to sell books and I...

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Down Under, Week 1

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Map Making, Personal Geographies, Workshops and Classes | 7 comments

Down Under, Week 1

A week ago I left my home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and flew to Australia. It was a long and amazingly comfortable journey, despite the fact that it lasted 24 hours. Kass Hall, my internet friend for years, and author of the bestselling book Zentangle Untangled, picked me up at the airport on Wednesday, two days after I left. One day just goes missing when you fly in this direction. Kass is precisely what I had expected; frank, funny, talented and full of spunk. We went to the museum in Melbourne the second day and saw lots of school groups learning about art. Check out the kid...

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New Website, Goodbye to Artfest Giveaway!

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Giveaway!, Personal Geographies | 51 comments

New Website, Goodbye to Artfest Giveaway!

Welcome to my new website! You are at one of the two blogs here, and you can hit “HOME” above to see the rest of the website. You should find all the is digital, web me here now, instead of going to three places as before. I am so excited to get started here, and we are just now getting started. I decided to do a big giveaway to celebrate. I have two packages chock full of Artfest Memorabilia. These are unused, brand new trades, purchases and extras that have to do with Artfest. My studio is overfull with wonderfulness from all of you, I just needed to pare down and share, and...

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Blog Hop Book Giveaway Starts today!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Giveaway!, Personal Geographies | 1 comment

Blog Hop Book Giveaway Starts today!

Personal Geographies Blog Hop Giveaway! Starting on Friday, November 25, there will be eleven lovely artists giving my book away on the Personal Geographies Book Hop. Go to each of their sites on their day, and post a comment. On Saturday, December 10, 2011, we will pick random winners, one from each blog. The winner will receive a copy of Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking sent directly from the publisher. 11 books, eleven wonderful blogs to visit. Friday, Nov 25    Aimee Myers Dolich Mon Nov 28         Carla Sonheim Tues Nov 29         Diana...

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Geo Papers and Projects

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Creative Exercises, Personal Geographies, Tutorial | 41 comments

Geo Papers and Projects

Hello all, welcome to Day 10 of the Pre-Holiday Tutorial Blog Hop! Today we will make some Geo Papers, or papers that are painted to simulate geographical imagery. I am map-crazy, as many of you know, and I love paste papers, so this technique was a natural for me. Here is what you need. Paper: I use Arches Text Wove. Any printmaking paper will work. Sumi ink: available at most art and craft stores. A dark, black, smooth ink Stablilo Aquarellable Black Pencil Transparent watercolors (not opaque or gouache) Kosher salt Small watercolor brush Paper towels Water Spray bottle with water inside...

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Why write a book when I have a blog?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Artist Friends, Map Making, My Work, Personal Geographies | 5 comments

Why write a book when I have a blog?

This is the question I am asking myself today. My book, Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking, released last week. It is a whirlwind, the chaos that ensues a book launch, especially one five weeks before I was ready. I am learning about Pinterest and Twitter and every other social networking thing out there. I even started a new blog for the book. It feels like I am passing my baby around the world asking “Well, what do you think?”. The book took about two years from start to finish, a whole lot of time and heart. Now I am asking myself, WHY? The short...

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