Final Stage: Altered Book Journal

By: Alie Preusser

The journal is complete and now it is ready for me to document life, love, parenting, creating art, and all the things I enjoy. After taking a workshop on maps it inspired me to include some maps and journal some of the places I have lived. Now that I am an Army wife the journeys will continue and I am going to include map art from each place we live.

Post about Jill Berry and the map making seminar is, here.

Middle stage post is, here.

Cheers,
~Alie

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Personal Geographies

Today was the free webinar hosted by Create Mixed Media entitled, My Journey with Maps. Artist Jill Berry shared her passion and knowledge with map making. The class had some interesting ideas and ways to create maps about family, rites of passage, or actual road trips. Jill uses mixed media to create her maps and also Photoshop.

Jill Berry's Book

Her book is on sale for 50% off until the end of the month through Create Mixed Media. Jill also shared some of her map collection with us. She has some nice vintage maps, maps from McDonalds, etc. It truly was fascinating and inspiring.

During the webinar it was brought up that maps are slowly becoming extinct and probably will become extinct. I have a few maps that I am now going to keep and create some treasures with, especially knowing that they will soon be hard to come by.

Photo Courtesy of Jill Berry; Personal Geography

I would strongly urge teachers to visit her blog or purchase her book. She has projects that could be done with elementary through high school students, great for art and English teachers. I know I am strongly inspired to create a few on my own and then create a lesson for some fourth grade students I am working with.

Enjoy,
~Alie

My original post can be found here.

Free Webinar Mixed Media Art

A free webinar is being hosted courtesy of Create Mixed Media. My Journey with Maps hosted by Jill Berry. Join Jill Berry and learn how to use maps as storytelling.

Courtesy of Create Mixed Media. Artist: Jill Berry

Courtesy of Create Mixed Media. Artist: Jill Berry

Everyone who registers for this event will receive:

  • A FREE recording of the webinar.
  • An opportunity to purchase Jill’s book, Personal Geographies (and other goodies) through ShopMixedMedia.com at a special discount.(Discount code will be provided at the end of the session.)

To register: Mixed Media Free Webinar

Webinar will be Thursday, January 19th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time