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A New Map Challenge!
Create an illustrated map of your favorite walkabout. Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
16 Hand-made Fonts!
Buy Salli & Nate's entire collection of 16 hand-drawn fonts for only $32. That's 2 bucks per font. Total bargain! (For personal and commercial use, but not for re-sale).
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Mapping This Moment
In May 2020, we are asked everyone to document their pandemic experience.
RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
My home away from home, the British Virgin Islands! Sunday mornings were hiking days and I had a few lucky occasions to join in on the fun. Walks in the rain or even getting caught in the bush without a machete still bring up fond memories. One small hike even brought us to a kayak spot for a little trip around the bay. With the help of our fearless hiking leader, this map was created as the group continues to hike around the island and provide me video and photo updates while being locked in Colorado. I can’t wait for our new adventures!
The first lockdown caught me far from home, in the small town of Batumi, Georgia, on the Black sea coast. My boyfriend and I spent hundreds of hours walking the city. Those walks filled us with peace and gave us a sense of tranquility in front of an uncertain future during the beginning of the global pandemic. This map shows a few of the most iconic places in Batumi such as Batumi Boulevard, the Ali and Nino statue, and the original railway station.
Salvador...It’s my birth and childhood city, where I lived until move to São Paulo. I have the fondest memories about places I used to go with my parents. Small (great) pleasures. This is what my inside child remembers of a ( today) very chaotic but super beautiful and charming city. It was the first capital of Brazil, what makes it unique in many ways.
The San Pedro River flows north out of Mexico until it hits the Gila River, then heads west dumping into the Colorado River, ultimately draining into the Pacific Ocean.
Via the Bureau of Land Management:
The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (NCA) contains almost 57,000 acres of public land in Cochise County, Arizona, between the international border and St. David, Arizona. Congress designated the riparian area as a Riparian National Conservation Area on November 18, 1988. Some 40 miles of the upper San Pedro River meanders through the area.
The primary purpose for the special designation is to protect and enhance the desert riparian ecosystem, a rare remnant of what was once an extensive network of similar riparian systems throughout the American Southwest.
The San Pedro River runs through the Chihuahuan Desert and Sonoran Desert in southeastern Arizona. It contains one of the most important riparian areas in the United States.
More than 80 species of mammals, two native species and several introduced species of fish, more than 40 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 100 species of breeding birds call the river home. It also provides invaluable habitat for 250 species of migrant and wintering birds and contains archaeological sites showing remnants of human occupation from 13,000 years ago.
This year has made me appreciate many little things which i usually took for granted.Never knew that i would enjoy drawing birds(crows are very curious and they look at what u are drawing),binge watched many series and schitt's creek was a gem,got stuck in this never ending cycle of de-cluttering,books,cooking lessons from my grandma,calls from my family and friends and many more.Oh and also witnessed a tree crashing due to a heavy cyclone!!There were many stuffs that i wanted to illustrate but couldn't cram in here.To a wonderful 2021.