Jillian In Italy Maps

Jillian In Italy Maps - student project

Here is a new map I've been working on.  I printed out a map of Europe on cotton muslin and embroidered the first trips we did as a family.  Very nice memories behind all of these little red lines!  Still trying to decide what I'll do with it when it's done...maybe a pillow or a wall-hanging.

Jillian In Italy Maps - image 1 - student project

Hello everyone!   My name is Jillian and I'm currently living in Northern Italy (although I'm Canadian by birth).  I decided to do this class because I've always had a fascination with maps.  I've traveled extensively throughout the world (with and without kids) and I can always be found with a crumpled up map of some kind in my pocket.  

I'm currently writing a "Traveling With Kids" column for an American creative parenting blog  (http://www.classic-play.com/?s=traveling+with+kids) and I thought it would be great if I could include some customized maps of our trips.  I also blog at http://jillianinitaly.wordpress.com and write about our life in Italy, great places to visit and our creative endeavors.  Again, making maps for these posts would be perfect.

I actually even ended up marrying a mapper.  My husband works in remote sensing and humanitarian aid for third world countries that experience natural disasters.  Interesting stuff!

One goal I have is to put together a map of our recent trip to Morocco in the coming weeks. Wish me luck.

Jillian In Italy Maps - image 2 - student project

A quick hand drawn map my daughter and I did of the lake that we live on.  I'm sure the distances are completely inaccurate.