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Shepherd Church was established in 1927 and is approaching its 100 year anniversary. In preparation of this milestone they are interviewing older members who remember the origins, the moves, the journey from the inner city to the farmlands, the building of the interstates and outer belt, and the changes as the farmlands changed into the suburbs. This map was created to help illustrate and record all of this.
I decided to illustrate a map of the downtown Bothell area, with highlights being my family's favorite walking routes, some of our favorite businesses to visit, and a few main landmarks. We are a family of fantasy fans: we read Lord of the Rings, we play Dungeons and Dragons regularly, we dress up in costumes. So it felt right to honor our interests and illustrate the map like a fantasy story.
I watched our bouvier, Ferris from my upstairs, studio window last week, playing in the backyard, amusing himself & just thought it would make a great map! We can’t always travel afar, but we can appreciate where we are, and make the best of what we have, and I certainly saw him doing that! lessons learned from our dog! he’s happy chasing his ball, or chewing on one of his many bones, or just rolling in the snow! He gets a big run everyday, and sometimes runs with me, but he’s just as happy in his yard! and he loves the snow! Hand-drawn & hand-lettered map, in ink & watercolours, our backyard. He’s such a great fella, full of life and always makes us laugh, he certainly can teach you to embrace life fully! I had a lot of fun with this map! and illustrating his busy day! no need to explain the yellow snow!