Friday, December 09, 2011

A Personal Geographies GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to all that entered for a chance to win. I
very much enjoyed reading your thoughts.

I am excited to announce the winning comment was

"Mary Ellen said...
A map is faith. I may not immediately understand what
I need to do to get where I'm going, but I know I wii be
able to figure it out with map in hand.


CONGRATULATIONS Mary Ellen!!!

Mary Ellen will you please send an email with your
mailing address to TheRedDoorStudio@yahoo.com.


Today, I am very excited to be celebrating artist,
Jill Berry's NEW BOOK!, Personal Geographies.

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.


And Jill is giving away a signed copy of Personal
Geographies to one lucky reader!

To enter leave a comment below answering the question:
What does a Map mean to you?

On Saturday, December 10, 2011, a winner will be
selected and the publisher will send a copy of Jill’s
book directly to you!

This book is a perfect gift for someone special or
perhaps for yourself. I know it is on my Christmas
list. Purchase your copy... here!

And join in the fun at Jill's Personal Geographies Blog!!

57 comments:

Mary C. Nasser said...

What does a map mean to me?
A map means a visual journey...new, possible adventures...or a reminder of unique travel I have experienced. A map means possibilities!

All the best,
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Creative Soul Juice said...

ooooOOO000...I'm the first to post! Hmm... what does a map mean to me? Adventure! Whenever I look at a map, it means I'm going to another destination. When I paint a map, it means my creativity is going somewhere its not been before - a mental & design destination. Oh the places you'll go! ☆¨(✿◠‿◠)❀♫❤ ☼ ☯ ~Hobby

Creative Soul Juice said...

ooooOOO000...I'm the first to post! Hmm... what does a map mean to me? Adventure! Whenever I look at a map, it means I'm going to another destination. When I paint a map, it means my creativity is going somewhere its not been before - a mental & design destination. Oh the places you'll go! ☆¨(✿◠‿◠)❀♫❤ ☼ ☯ ~Hobby

HollyM said...

A personal map would be wonderful I think. It seems like it would be a good visual way to record some of the meaningful things in your life.

Wise Owl said...

I have just checked out the book and the blog that goes with this book, and I'm really taken with these great ideas. As I'm dyslexic, map reading has always been a struggle for me, but I've always been fascinated by them. The picture of the Milly Molly Mandy map on the blog brought back so many wonderful, and happy memories of my childhood in England. Thank you for this great giveaway...Lorna

Angie in AZ said...

A map, to me, helps me find my way with less stress and saves time! :) Obviously, I mean this literally! I have never considered creating my own map although I often use atlas pages in my artwork. I LOVE them. The book sounds really interesting and I'd love to own it!

Mary said...

A map offers me a feeling of comfort. I can lose my way but if I am willing I am able to locate an old path or a new one. Mary R

cgoyer said...

A map is a tool to help me find my way whether figuratively or literally. Or to document a journey already taken.

cbrothman said...

Direction, a plan, making a decision on which way to go even if it is unplanned territory. That is what a map means to me.

Jan said...

A map means to me ... memories of standing on streets in other cities and countries trying to figure out where I am and where I want to go. Neither my husband nor I can read maps but we love that people will stop and point us in the "right" direction.

Judy said...

No question for me a map means adventure - real or imaginary. I love them.

susan in seattle said...

For me, a map tells where I'm going or where I've been. Physically or figuratively, the possibilities are endless. This book really intrigues me...must have a copy!

Liz Kettle said...

A map means you have permission to explore...you can get off the main roads and be confident you can find your way.

Musicmaker said...

a map means that I'm not stuck where I am.

floatingink said...

A map means possibilities . . .

bockel24 said...

For me, a map means putting something in order, especially the world, but this same system can be used for brainstorming and many other complicated things - very interesting for me, so I´d love to win the book!

Becky Schuck said...

It depends on whether you are the map maker or the map user, I suppose.
A map can be a guide that helps us navigate places that we have not yet traveled or it is a documentation of an area that we are familiar with.

Mary Ellen said...

A map is faith. I may not immediately understand what I need to do to get where I'm going, but I know I wii be able to figure it out with map in hand.

lizzie said...

usually to me a map means an adventure is about to happen.

lizzie said...

usually to me a map means an adventure is about to happen.

letterlady said...

A map means travel. It means if I'm in a hurry I can take the interstate highways, but if I have time to explore, all the little off the beaten track roadways are accessible to me. I love maps!

The Year of Me said...

Hi Tracie - I took a class from you last year at ArtFest!

I love maps and collect the odd ones from yard sales and such, thinking I will do something with them some day. This book looks wonderful.

Mary

terarla1 said...

A map is a visual journal of events and travels I've partaken.

Sharon said...

A map could be a story of one's life, of the past, the now and the future. It could be a map of dreams, possibilities, hopes and plans. This book sounds like a fantastic project and read. Thanks for the chance to win.

donnaj said...

A map means that i am going on an adventure somewhere-or reliving one.

Dotti said...

A map, to me, is a gateway to discovery!

Stephanie Gentry said...

I love this idea - creating personal geographies. What a map means to me... JOURNEY - happenings past and possibilities anew. Reflecting, musing, aspiring.

Pam L. said...

A map, to me, depicts a journey... already complete, in progress or yet to come. There's something fascinating about giving visual representation to the emotion distance between two (or more) points in one's life. :-)

Linda said...

To me a map means possibilities and destinations,whether it's a travelling adventure or an artistic or spiritual adventure.It may be something I've already experienced or something waiting to happen.I hope to dedicate a whole journal to the inspirations from Jill's book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)

Sandy said...

A map is a guide but doesn't give you answers and doesn't tell you where to go. It shows you where you are now, and offers options of where you could go. It can show you where you were but not where you'll be. I need to trust my own inner map more.

Jeannie said...

A map can be all kinds of things, but actually is is a story, of sorts. It can tell you the story of how to get from point a to b. Or the map of wrinkles on a face showing the life one lived. (First hand knowledge :D) Thanks for the opportunity Traci and Jill.

Leslie said...

Maps mean possibilities, places to see, a destination, either physical or mental. I love maps!

Barbara Hagerty said...

To me, a map represents a choice of destination and provides a visual of the most direct route for getting there. A map is hope in all circumstances, because even if you discover that you've gone off the road and are lost, the map can show you where you are, where you need to be, and how to get there, and turn a dilemma into an adventure.

Dot said...

I, too, have always had a love of maps at the beginning of a story.Imagination runs wild with the reference to this geography keeping me in tune with where the story is held, helping me to pretend I am actually "there". I also feel that a map is a type of "diary" of places, events, and memories.

Dot said...

I, too, have always loved stories that began with a map. Somehow, the frequent reference to it, helps me pretend that I am there too.
I love maps because they actually become a form of "diary", for personal activities and memories.

The most fun I have had in designing a map was when I made a wall-hanging art quilt for a friend, depicting remembrances of her Hawaii honeymoon.

Julie (O-kami) said...

what does a map mean to me? Possiblities, trails not yet trodden, adventures ahead.

Frances said...

A map is a journey of where I started from tracing out where I am now and where I will be headed next. It tells me the path I took to get to where I am today.

donnarae said...

A record of a journey -- one taken, in progress, or finished. I love the idea of mapmaking for many of my life's journeys: raising a child, spiritual growth, actual travel, and my journey as an artist, to name a few. Thanks for the chance to win this cool book!

LouBird said...

Maps can show where you've been and help you get where you are going!

robin michelle said...

Maps mean freedom to explore.

siren said...

Maps=paths, trails, something to follow to show you the way...

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A map is a visual representation of an actual or imaginary place, or journey. A map speaks of possibilities and opportunities, or plans or the unplanned! Patsy from
HeARTworks

JackieW said...

HI! A map helps you along your journey. JackieW

Susan said...

A map gives me the directions to get the desire place I would like to be at.

Unknown said...

What does a map mean to me?
It's a record of where I've been, where I might go, what I remember.

BeckyR said...

A map is a dream catcher for me!

DD Wilson said...

A map means dreams, some accomplished and some just ...well just dreamed about. Sometimes dreams do come true, studying a map, learning about an area and then making it happen, well a map means dreams.....

Vee said...

To me a map is endless potential. Places to go both physically and through your imagination. It's a places to plan and a place to dream.

dcgboulder said...

To me a map can be a representation of where you've or where you want to go or both

Julie said...

A map is a place to explore your past, your present, and your future.

Melody said...

To me a map means endless imagination. I could dream all day and all night about the many places I want to go.

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Lorri Lennox said...

A map to me is a destination waiting to be discovered.
Unknown places of mystery, of love and beauty waiting to be discovered. A map is a guide to my dreams, my future plans.
I need to work on my own personal MAP and MAP out my art journey some more. I love maps!

Thank you for sharing the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway!
xo Lorri

Pam said...

To me map means documentation of what I've learned by "whatever" means, to help pave the way for those who might wish to travel a similar direction--and "travel" may be literal or metaphorical. It's also my name spelled backwards so I'm thinking it's destiny that I win! LOL--good luck to all of us =)

Gwen said...

A map is a picture of someone's reality... maybe not mine. It suggests the possibility of travel and special landmarks to visit.

inkytoes said...

i associate maps with adventure. i have always liked maps and geography. whenever i travel i collect as many maps as possible ahead of time so i can find all kinds of fun and interesting things to do. translating this to mixed media definitely would be fun.

Madame Escargot said...

what does a map mean to me?

A map is an opportunity.... to get a sense of the "lay of the land" whether that land is an interior space or an actual location... once you have a chance to familiarize yourself with the map you can enter the territory with awareness.. a map is a friend

Normajean said...

This book is right up my ally. I LOVE maps!