Disclaimer: I received a review copy. All opinions are my own and yours may vary.
I am an avid reader and I am always on the hunt for something great to read. This ranges from fiction, cookbooks, and really anything that I think is an interesting read. As an art teacher, the following book immediately caught my eye from Amazon’s Best Books in July list, Making Art from Maps is a journey into gorgeous paper art.
Oh my goodness, what a book full of inspiration. There are so many projects that are beautifully photographed that I cannot wait to try my hand at making them. Not only am I ready to get started but I am going to introduce this craft to my students this fall and see what they come up with.
Using maps as part of the collage project is an amazing idea, not only are the color palettes on the maps cohesive but finding vintage maps to use would be great as well. The idea that you can download and/or scan some maps is a perfect choice for those that do not wish to ruin a good map. With these newer printouts you can tea stain these pages to give them a vintage feel.
Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, cartographer and author of Map Art Lab returns, brings her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her.
Jill K. Berry is an author, teacher, and artist living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her first book, Personal Geographies: Explorations of Mixed-Media Mapmaking, was published in 2011. She thought it would be fun to invite her sister Linden to explore the second book together, and the two developed Map Art Lab. Jill returned to books with Making Art from Maps. She makes artists’ books, paintings, maps, and other storytelling structures, and her work has been published in many books and magazines. She teachers her techniques worldwide.