Artfully Mapping 2014
I mentioned Jill Berry's call to artfully map out 2014 a few weeks ago and now it's time for the big reveal! I played with various ideas and finally decided that I wanted to do a topographic map because I have been fascinated by topographical maps since my days in my high school geology class - in case you aren't familiar, topographically maps show contour lines to show relief. Here is a topo map of the Escalante River in Utah.
You can see the river in blue.
The brown lines are the contour lines showing the mountains and valleys. The numbers on the lines show the altitude that line represents. Areas where the lines are close together represent a very steep area and if the lines are on top of each other it's a cliff!
I decided that I would represent my 2014 as a journey along mountains and valleys such as these:
I started the year with enthusiasm:
I didn't put the experiences in any order just examples of experiences I believe I will have this year. Resting next to the peaceful river (and if you notice the altitudes you see that I am walking upstream the whole way!), climbing a steep and challenging cliff.
Deadlines, time to ponder the beauty, well earned accomplishments, moving on with confidence,
taking risks, and. . .
. . . once in a while a triumph as well!
What will be your plan for 2014?
Skip on over to Jill's blog to see who has linked their maps up to the hop.
There will be a lot of great artful maps to see!