…how to make a map, that is! In the midst of a jam-packed work week, I decided to throw caution to the wind and sign up for Anne Ditmeyer’s Skillshare class Map Making: Learn to communicate places beautifully . I came across Anne’s fantastic travel blog while researching last year’s trip to Paris and marvelled at what an incredible life she has created for herself. Swoon worthy! Recently, I discovered Anne was sharing her many talents in the form of an online class and I jumped at the chance to participate.
I sure wish I’d had the foresight to keep some of the impromptu maps I’ve drawn for visiting friends over the years. I would love to see what landmarks were deemed important back then, some of which I believe would include: best place to get roti, well-loved bookstores, anarchist coffee shops and least gross laundromats.
Anne’s Pinterest board, Make a Map, has served as great inspiration . This map in particular, stood out for me for being so personal and because it didn’t require computer skills. Low-tech love!
This one is by Toronto’s own map-making maestro, Marlena Zuber.
And here is a quickie first sketch of a project I’m working on. More details to come!