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CREATING A TINY CITY

CREATING A TINY CITY

It's always wonderful when a small idea turns into an attention-sucking, labor-intensive, and detail-oriented work of art. I was approached recently by our local magazine, St. Augustine Social, to create map imagery for the city's upcoming 450th Birthday Celebration. I jumped on the opportunity, mostly because I had never done such a thing. Needing inspiration, Google happened. I was greatly inspired by the cartoony, flat, Adobe Illustrator-made map style that's popular (which to me is very reminiscent of Grandma Moses). I borrowed this light-hearted approach, but searched for a way to make my own. In addition to not having a skill set with most things Adobe, I foresaw something with layers and hints of depth and shadows. And well, something a little more me. Tangible. Thus, began my Sharpie, Scissor, cut-out, taping, painting extravaganza of the tiny city I live in.

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