Take this beaut, for example! Isn't it wonderful?! I got it from my friend Kim Geiser when I helped her with her CREATE! classes this summer in Chicago. There was a vendor night the last night of the retreat and she was selling these. I'm glad I got a couple before they were gone!
There are so many things to love about these maps - first and foremost for me are the colors. I am a sucker for map blues and greens together - such a calming color scheme. Imagine getting your hands on a huge lot of these! I could see framing the entire map and plastering the walls with them.
|Look at how wild and crazy we were! That's me in the peach-|
colored shirt, second from the right. This photo was taken
on May 5, 1988. EGADS.
The Nicolet National Forest was only about 8 years old at the time of the map's printing. I believe this map was created for the Highway System, which as you can see from the link above, is still not exactly a major artery. :D
Am I ever going to use these maps (I have two)? Absolutely! I don't know yet how, but I think to make a collage of the cabin and using the map as a background would be a super fun project. I'd have to get my hands on a photo of the cabin somehow (how did we ever share photos before digital cameras?).