Close your eyes. Now think about an outdoor space that is really special to you. Maybe it's a little channelized stream that ran through the yard of your elementary school, where you would send off leaves and watch them float away. Maybe it's a small park where you take your dog for walks. Maybe it's your parents' backyard, where you spent hours sledding, digging for worms, and having picnics. Are you thinking about it? How does it make you feel?
I have many special outdoor spaces that, when I visualize them, bring me right back to childhood, or to my Italian honeymoon, or to years spent living in Burlington, Vermont. I want to help you capture the important outdoor space in YOUR life, in a unique way that a photo cannot.
Enter Hundred Acre Maps.
I will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind map of a yard, park, or other significant outdoor space. But we won't just create a normal map. We'll include all of the details that are significant to you: perhaps a favorite old maple tree, a tire swing, a place where the local barred owl nests, the steep sledding hill, the bench where your partner proposed, or the spot where you make campfires in the summer.
To create these maps, I first take a walkabout with you (if you are local), or discuss the space in detail with photos or property maps as guidance. Then once I have all of the material I need, I'll create a beautiful, colorful map with ink and watercolor. Expect the process to take a week or two after we meet/talk.
These maps make one-of-a-kind gifts, perfect for parents or grandparents, siblings, spouses, or best friends. Please contact me if you'd like more information!