I really loved this class, I had art block and this was the perfect class to help get back up. Thank you!
I loved my map so much I decided to frame it.
My thought process
I worked from my class notes.
My map title Tici Land is actually my social media name, I came up with this name from some life events. One of my friends has always called me Tici and my mum used to say that I lived in Tracy Land as I was growing up, it felt natural to combine the names for my social media accounts.
Ira talks about your map meaning something and since I was experiencing art block I decided to map my past imagination, this was an easy lead for the scale marker.
As I was mapping my past imagination of Tici Land my symbols and landmarks became pieces of old illustrations I have done, as shown below.
The Pencil Tree
My flying Pencils
For my compass rose it felt natural to choose the moon as the night sky and stars are something I often paint and am very attracted to.
I feel that by mapping my past imagination it helped me create a world that was always within myself. I kept to my own illustration style, and sparked some motivation and inspiration to move past my art block.
I pieced all these things together on some scrap paper then transferred the image to my watercolour paper.