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    Tuesday
    Oct252011

    Map Making Madness

     My older daughter (11) was reading a magical illustrated book called The Secret Lives of Princesses and in the middle of the book is an engaging map of a country where princesses live, with intriguing keys and legends and codes and routes and tiny buildings. The map in the book inspired this map of an imaginary land. She worked on this for a few days and is thrilled with her map!

    11x15" map drawn by my older daughter (11), heavy cardstock w/gellyrolls and ultra-fine sharpies

    You'll find more of my kids' maps at Making More Maps.

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Tammy, you might want to check out Ken Jenning's (the Jeopardy winner) new book "Maphead". I haven't read it yet, but heard a fascinating interview with him on NPR.

    ✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Kim, Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out (and the NPR interview as well).

    10.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimG

    This is gorgeous - i might just have to try it own in my own art journal! When I was younger i loved the Milly-Molly-Mandy books and they always had a map at the beginning and the end and I loved being able to visualise where everyone was and the shortcuts she used to take to school and so on :)

    10.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

    No wonder she's thrilled with her map -- it's fantabulous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    10.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Kahrs

    Thanks for linking to my blog about the architecture project! I have done maps with some of my elementary art classes, but not for awhile. I'll have to try it again soon :)

    10.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia

    This must be for you guys too:
    http://www.book-by-its-cover.com/fineart/maps-2

    10.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

    I love your daughter's map...what a great project! I really enjoyed the links to Brian and Stephen's work, too.

    10.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

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