Sunday, April 19, 2009

"The Tucson Connection..."

a fanciful...absolutely not to scale...
map of our travel adventures during our little spring getaway...
a mere 150 or so miles from home.
(Details with all the good stuff to follow!)

"A good map
is both a useful tool and
a magic carpet to far away places."
~Author Unknown

18 comments:

Alex said...

Such a nice map! Reminds me of the Lord of the Rings map ^^ I would love to have a map like this anytime instead of those boring up-to-scale ones... feels like a treasure map and makes me go "roaddddd tripppp!!!!" :)

Teri C said...

Oh boy, can't wait to see what you did. I noticed you made it to Tubac, the mission and Sabino Canyon. Gosh, why do all the good things happen at the same time?! Or I could have been on that map also lol

soulbrush said...

i am looking for the treasure...but i think it's coming in the next few days. a world away from london, fascinating.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This map is great Margaret.You went through some diverse landscapes and habitats. I can't wait to see all that inspired you to sketch while away.

studio lolo said...

I love this map!!
My husband went on a trip to Tuscon last year and stumbled into Tubac. He immediately called me and said I should be there with him. He loved the artsyness of the town and felt very sad that I wasn't by his side. Me too!!!
You live in a beautiful area.

PAK ART said...

I absolutely love going on road trips. With my sisters, not my husband. He doesn't like to go anywhere. But my sisters do and we have the most fun together.

Beth Baxter said...

What a great idea, I may steal it for my May camping trip.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Great illustrated map - gorgeous colours as well as informative. Glad you had a good time if exhausted Margaret. Await your sketches with great anticipation. Was the previous post a special cactus you found on the way?

My verification word today for this comment is 'madway' - not sure if that sums you or me up!!!

djness said...

i have always loved hand drawn maps, very nice Auntie! ♥

Julie said...

What a neat map! You do amazing art, Margaret! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Tuscon!

Ricardo Sérgio said...

Great map!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I LOVE your map - what a wonderful way to capture the journey ... the colors and everything about it makes me just a tad homesick. :)

purplepaint said...

Oh I love this!!!! I must say Phoenix to Tuscon is a boring drive but you made it look so colorful and fun! I'm going to have to make a map of something, I just love maps! Marva

Flying Colors said...

You do such a fine job Margaret... Love looking at this map... Did you know I am going to have a big solo show next year at a Museum and the topic is imaginary maps! It will be a challenge this exhibit!

Anyhow you have a little gem here :-)
Happy Map Monday to You!

clare said...

What a great TreAsURe is this map of yours..... I wish I could just get going in my journal and create the beauty u do.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great map, Margaret.

marianne said...

Even a map looks like a piece of art (well and it is of course)
Thanks to you and Teri I am so curious about Arizona! I would love to visit the desert some day!

john.p said...

Now you're talking! That's my kind of map. Love it.