Having some fun

December 7, 2012

Yesterday I found a few old maps in one of the charity shops in Witney. Most of you know I tend to rip apart, destroy, repurpose old maps, books, letters…anything actually. (Don’t worry, I would never destroy vintage or valuable documents.)

I started with this 1980 Ordnance Survey map. I love these because they tend to be B/W and lovely to draw on.

There are 18 really good useable panels between the folds.

My thoughts are this map has the possibility of 18 little Christmas paintings each sent to friends as little prezzies.

So far I’ve got three mistletoe and three holly paintings. Stay tuned for more.

Done with pencils, watercolour pencils and ink.

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In Witney...a market town morning

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4 Comments

  • Reply Sara v December 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Love the way you repurpose them! Those mediums work really well with the map ink–love the opaqueness of the greenery taking over the world! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica December 9, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Thank you so much Sara. I’m afraid these little drawings are taking on a life of their own. In addition to the mistletoe and holly, a cheeky little robin and several sprigs of rose hips have shown up. I’m afraid that there may be some ivy and a wild hare coming. 🙂

  • Reply Penny December 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I love maps but would never draw on any simply because I have trouble drawing a stick figure!
    Your drawings are gorgeous x

    • Reply Veronica December 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Aww Penny, you’re such a sweet sweetie. Thank you so much. 🙂

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