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Jill K. Berry is a graphic designer, mixed-media artist and teacher who makes lots of books, paintings and other story-telling structures. After graduating with a degree in Design, she spent a year of graduate studies in Italy. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review, Cloth Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine and many other books and publications. She has taught at three universities in Colorado as well as at several major art retreats. Jill K. Berry lives in Superior, CO.Jill K. Berry, author of Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media, teaching scheduled for Art & Soul Portland, Valley Ridge Art Studio, San Diego Book Arts, Tucson Paperworks, Petaluma and Eureka Art Centers, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Virginia Beach and Taos. Jill's first book with NorthLight has sold over 10K copies in the first year.Linden McNeilly (Jill's sister) Public school teacher 25 years, designing curriculum for children and adults in math, science, geography, reading, writing and art. MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, BA in UC Santa Cruz. Works in progress: three young adult novels.

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"Learn about cartography, topography, legends, compasses, and more in this adventurous DIY map book. Create the map for your mythical universe, or learn the nuts and bolts of cartography. Broken into weekly exercises, this book is perfect for creating personalized maps and exploring a new creative outlet. In the Map Basics chapter, learn about lines, legends, cartouches, creating sea monsters, and more. Discover fun and unique ways to create maps that are transparent, stenciled, flat, mixed media, and more. Finish charting your map adventure with exercises for creating artist maps and map-inspired art."- Paige Martin, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine

"Creative cartographers, here's a way to keep yourself mapping for months. Make a topographic map of your nose. Use string to weave your latitude and longitude. Orient yourself with your own compass rose. What better way to find yourself? Every art teacher should have a copy of this book." - Katharine Harmon, Author, You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination and The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

"Go on an artistic journey and discover endless ways to share your travel adventures from this book by Jill K Berry and Linden McNeilly. The authors demonstrate how maps and your imagination can create intriguing masterpieces that tell unique stories. Each of the 52 projects, or labs, comes with detailed instructions, along with a materials list and illustrations. From scaling your bedroom to creating a board game, there is a project in this book to inspire anyone at any age. Another great feature to this book is the Guest Mapper section, in which an artist shares their inspirations and tips from their collections. Get lost in this book and drift away to a land of storytelling, mapmaking, and creativity!" - Kristen Cervantes, Somerset Studio Magazine

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