Ashley Makes Maps

Ashley Makes Maps - student project

Project 1

My first hand drawn map...a quick sketch of my grandmother's farm.

Ashley Makes Maps - image 1 - student project

Project 2

Ashley Makes Maps - image 2 - student project

I loved doing this project, and decided to do two different versions of zooming in on a larger map. I choose two places that are special to me and my husband. Both were done with the pen tool in Illustrator. The first map is of Saint Martin de Re. It is a town on Ile de Re, which is an island off the western coast of France. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there. It is very literal, with blue representing the water, green representing the park, and gray representing the town.

Ashley Makes Maps - image 3 - student project

This second version is a zoomed in version my neighborhood in Paris (15th arrondissement). This is the first place that my husband and I lived together after we got married. The yellow sections highlight special places to us....our apartment, our favorite bakery, metro stop, our favorite park, etc. Living in Paris was one of the best times of my life, and this was a fun way to remember it.

I really enjoyed doing these, and I think it has given me some direction for my final project.