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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Atlas Art

I think it was Debbie who showed me some really great atlas art a while ago. Can I find it to show you the inspiration? No. I think I have been at this one for six months. No kidding. It's harder than you think to find a map of Tahiti without weird little Tiki guys on it. Really.

I spray painted old frames (zero dollars) with left over spray paint from some other activity. I found a book at a thrift store on the South Pacific - bought the book (.50 cents), took the map, donated the book back right there. Nice! Had to break down and order a used atlas from Amazon ($7).

Starting at the left; Oregon (where I grew up), San Jose/Los Altos (where Jim grew up), San Jose/Monterey (where we live/engaged). Bottom row; Tahiti (where we honeymooned) and San Francisco (where we met)

I am going to add embroidered hearts, or such, when I get the practice hearts looking good. I think I need to work on the lay-out. Ideas?

5 comments:

  1. Love the idea of embroidered hearts. Super cute.

    Don't know how you'd arrange these if you have no spot picked out for them. Are they a stand-alone collection or will they be interspersed with photos and the like?

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  2. Where are you thinking of hanging them?

    I've got two example of embroidered maps on my Pins and Needles board.

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  3. I am so taking credit for the inspiration! (Mostly because I want to to do it as well.)

    I love that you donated the book back. Extra credit for not even bringing it home.

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  4. They are going in my room on the wall next to the bathroom door. I have plenty of space I just need a good configuration. No thought of photos yet but I'll peruse and see if anything fits.

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  5. I like the whole concept. I too love the idea and will fight Suzanne for the credit.
    As far as layout... I would find 1 more frame and then I think everything will fall into place.

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