The winner of the giveaway is Cathy Graves. Thanks everyone for leaving your comments!!


Jill K. Berry’s wonderful book was released a few weeks ago, and I am the second in line for her blog hop book giveaway! Here it is:

Art tips galore, this beautiful (and beautifully written) book is just jam-packed with smart and creative ways to “map” our personal journeys. She writes in her intro:

You can make a map of nearly any journey, place, day or experience, however menial it might seem. Maps can be intimate and personal, or grand and inclusive. They can be a ritual way to journal your day, or a permanent and elaborate illustration of your life’s journey.

A map is simply a visual record of meanderings, both mental and physical. Here are some ideas for things you could consider mapping.

a day with your child

a dog’s life

a fishing river

a garden

a grocery store

a memory

an island you would like to own

a point of view

DOESN’T THIS SOUND FUN??!! This book makes me want to make a map every day….

I even contributed a map to the book:

If you would like a chance to win Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking, please leave a comment here with a map prompt idea, in other words, answer this question: What would be a fun thing to “map”?

I’ll pick the winner randomly December 10th. Thanks!

(Note: The publisher can only ship within the U.S. this time. So sorry, international readers!)
(P.S. If you just can’t wait to see if you win, go HERE for info on how to order a signed copy of Jill’s book!)


And for more chances to win, visit these blogs!

Friday, Nov 25     Aimee Myers Dolich

Monday, Nov 28     Carla Sonheim

Tuesday, Nov 29         Diana Trout

Wednesday, Nov 30        Gloria Hansen

Thursday, Dec 1          Gwen Diehn

Friday, Dec 2         Jane LaFazio

Monday, Dec 5            Judy Wise 

Tuesday, Dec 6            Lisa Engelbrecht

Wednesday, Dec 7           Lyric Kinard

Thursday, Dec 8          Orly Avineri

Friday, Dec 9   Tracie Lyn Huskamp