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Sisters of St. Joseph

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year. They have planned a special farm-to-table dinner and a walking tour of their historic grounds. This illustrated map will be handed out to help guide visitors to various locations around the parish grounds; each station will feature photos and interesting information.
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Animal Constellations

I created this map as an entry to a contest called “Out of This World” on the website They Draw and Travel. As both a former zookeeper and an enthusiastic stargazer, the theme for my map was an easy choice: an imaginary zoo in the night sky! There are over 40 animal-related constellations in the night sky, too many to fit in one map; I had only enough “space” to fit 13 of my favorites. This is a mixed media production: the background texture and stars were painted with watercolor, the animals were drawn in Procreate and the type and special effects were made in Photoshop. I feel I know these constellations much better now and could recognize them quite easily in the sky —  I hope others will find this map useful too!
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Sandestin, Florida

Sandestin is a popular golf and beach resort area on the Emerald Coast of Florida. It is famous for its powdery white sand beaches, deep-sea fishing and perfect weather for all outdoors activities. The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa wanted to update a map used in their ad insert in the magazine Footprints, published by Rowland Publishing (a Tallahassee-based custom print publishing house). The marketing folks at Hilton desired a fresher update to the map, and I was only too happy to help! The base map is watercolor, scanned and finished in Photoshop. I used a brighter color palette, added more logos to highlight nearby attractions, and introduced a few accent illustrations to show off some of the beautiful flora and fauna of the area.
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