Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Book Map!
























This is a map I worked on last year for a book that's finally coming out in December! The book is called Hands of the Rain Forest: The Emberá People of Panama, by Rachel Crandell. It was great fun to research colors and patterns for the border on this one.

I'm a big fan of books with maps. As a reader I find it helpful to have a picture in my head of the story's location, whether it's for a non-fiction book like this one, or a novel with an invented setting. (Just my two pence!)

8 comments:

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

i love all of your maps, but this one is hands down one of my favorites. fabulous border and wonderfully rich colors! can't believe you were able to hold off on posting this one.

Wendy Wright said...

Super beautiful! :) I just love your maps. :)

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Really gorgeous! It takes so much patience to do maps!!

Alicia Padrón said...

This is beautiful Jen!! Love the border! :o)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, all!

Christine-- yes, that took some doing to not post it. And Jannie-- funny, I find working on maps very relaxing. It's kind of zen-like I guess... I like to think about the different places. Or maybe I'm just a geography dork. ;-D

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Ali! (I think we just crossed paths in cyberspace!)

Julie said...

beautiful!

Julie said...

beautiful!