Creating a custom map of your trip is a fun process but it requires some work on both our parts! Here are the steps:

  1. Decide on the place(s) you would like depicted.
  2. Make a list of your favorite memories of the trip. Such as: places you visited, activities you did, food/drink you experienced, wildlife you saw, etc.
    The list may be as long or as short as you want.
  3. Gather some personal photos I can use as reference (optional).
  4. Decide on the size and shape (square, horizontal, vertical) you prefer (Note: I can print your map but do not offer matting or framing service)
  5. What’s your budget? As you’d expect, a more intricate map takes more time and research and will cost more than a simple one.
  6. Is there a particular style you prefer? I am happy to give my opinion on the illustration style that best suits your needs.
  7. How soon do you want it? Since I am usually working on multiple projects at once, advance orders are appreciated.
  8. Contact me with your details so we can begin the collaboration!
  9. I ask for at least 50% deposit to hold your place in my queue and get started.
  10. Each map begins with a sketch, to figure out orientation and placement of all the elements. I share the sketch with you to be sure I have everything just right.
  11. Depending on your specific order, I begin work on your map. My watercolor maps are scanned and adjusted digitally.
  12. Once approved and work progresses, I share updates with you along the way.
  13. Once completed, I make a final digital file and print on quality cardstock paper.
  14. When final payment is received, your printed map is shipped to you via UPS. Digital copies of your map are available for an extra charge.
  15. SMILE! Open your package and enjoy your custom map!