Waste This Atlas By NYE –> Vol. 1

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I love maps. They are fine for their original purpose of getting us from here to there and for being a friend when we are lost, but let’s face it: Nowadays most of us are using Google maps or some sort of GPS system with Mr. T or a random British woman/man as our guide.

I should clarify: I love maps. To cut up and make things. I like to craft kites + cards + bits of map art. I like how the colors, textures, and lines create interest and patterns for our eyes to navigate and our minds to digest. Crafting with maps makes me feel like the possibilities and options are endless and never dull.

So, to motivate myself to bust out the precision-tip scissors and get to snipping, I’m challenging myself to use this entire atlas by New Year’s Eve 2016.

It’s 147 pages long, so I have my work cut out for me [pun intended]. Since we’re just a little over two months into the new year, I think it’s totally doable. However I also know that procrastination, distraction, and general day-to-day stuff will no doubt attempt to come between me and my solemn vow.

But alas, I will fight them off with my Cutter Bee scissors, map book, and tons of inspiration, sprinkled with hand cramps from said scissors.

Be warned: No map is safe with me.

Yesss, away we go!

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Do you still use paper maps when traveling?

What would you like to see me make out of a map?

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