Earth Week Map

Earth Week is good time for some personal geographizing.  I recently bought the book Personal Geographies:Explorations in Mixed Media Mapmaking by Jill K. Berry and was trying out a couple of her ideas in the context of the Monday Muse Group.

mapoflivesacrylic inks and map collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

Like many of us at a certain age, the map of my life is a bit messy, like this one.  I have lived all over and back again, yet remained stable, at least in my home in Sebastopol, for the past 14 years. I’m a Californian through and through at this point.  But I spent almost 2 decades on the east coast, some time in the center, and lived in four different countries.  I hope this qualifies me as a citizen of the world and not just the USA.

What does your personal geography look like?




  1. I love this book. People are weird about geography and maps because it was taught so poorly in school. Presented this way with art and personality it’s a whole different thing. I’d love to do this class with you!


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