Mapping this moment

I haven’t done a map in a while. I decided to post one for the call for artists for the ‘They Draw and Travel’ Blog. They requested that artists submit a map that records this moment in time. Art in the time of COVID-19.

I decided to map our morning walk. We are fortunate to live in Florida in a less densely populated area. Lock down meant not being able to go the beach but we could take neighborhood walks.

Our morning started out in our circle which looped a little over a mile. We lapped it three times before we started to get bored so we started to leave the circle and we love our walks and all the creatures we see. We’re always exited when we see something new. Currently, plumerias are blooming and there are these umbrella shaped trees with the most gorgeous flowers.

We see many of the same people, some are recorded on the map.

And if you look carefully, there is an aquatic ‘map monster’ in the neighborhood who has grown since last year.

A word of caution for non Floridians; ALWAYS assume a body of water has a gator.

Last holiday surprise

Today’s post is my last surprise of the holidays.  I finished this map on 12/29 and I sent it along to They Draw and Travel.

I did a lot of research for this map.  There were three Miracle on 34th Street movies and in my opinion, the only one worth watching is the 1947 version.  It was exciting for me to find the actual house that Susan wanted Kris Kringle to get her for Christmas.  It is here on Long Island, sitting on it’s little hill,  humble to have been part of a Christmas classic.

 

Miracle on 34th Street

Here is the link to view the map on They Draw and Travel:

http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/illustrations/10888-miracle-on-34th-street-new-york