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Having some fun

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.

Comments: 4

  • December 7, 2012

    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! 🙂

  • December 7, 2012

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

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