Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A hand(y) map


Ever since I saw this Maps theme at Art Journal Journey where this month's host is Mary C. Nasser, I have wanted to create a hand map.  I realize I'm no good at drawing, but I hope this is taken in the humorous spirit in which it was intended.
The various lines on my hand meander and wander, not unlike a real road map.

All of my fingers are accounted for

Note that my worry line is the shortest of all, while my laugh line and travel line are much longer.
And don't forget my bracelet and ring which you won't find on my own hand, but look good on the model.

I created this spread in my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book using portions of a state map, white acrylic paint, a Sharpie, several metallic Sakura pens, and my own hand as a reference.

Thank you for sharing this bit of map humor with me and please don't forget to check out all the other map entries at Art Journal Journey.  As always, your visit means so very much to me.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

this is really good fun Elizabeth!

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun hand map you have created, it's a fabulous idea and put a BIG smile on my face, which is really necessary today, so thanks for that! Thanks, too, for another lovely entry for AJJ, much appreciated!Have a fab day, Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. you managed to participate again! You are super dear ELizabeth - what a funny and fabulous idea - clever done - and funny as well!
Thank you very much dear Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Nice hand and I love this idea . They use that term map of our hand. I like the way the hand looks like it's full of life and not just a model Elizabeth. Nothing wrong with that drawing. HAppy Wednesday Hugs Erika

Lynda Shoup said...

What fun! This is a striking image, has some significant meaning and yet retains a playfulness - traits that I love. This made me smile and think about if I have any maps stashed away....

Sami said...

An interesting hand map Elizabeth.
Great that you have a travel and laugh line that are longer!
Have fun.

Caterina Giglio said...

What an awesome idea.. and that your travel and laugh lines are so long and take a turn for parts known and unknown.. it seems you have left worry behind for arty fun.. I have been pondering on a body map myself this month.. thanks for sharing this and the spice merchant below, how cool is that? x

Jeanie said...

What a clever idea, Elizabeth. I never thought of a map of the hand but of course!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a clever and artsy way to incorporate the hand design into the map-great job!

Pamela Gerard said...

Love it! (where have you traveled?)

Meggymay said...

A real fun take on the map theme. Love your hand map and the journey through life it must be taking.
Yvonne xx

sheila 77 said...

Who but you would have thought of a Hand Map! Very clever, and I'm glad that you have a short worry line.

Rita said...

Now that's a curious idea--a hand map! Nice! :)

Carol Samsel said...

Love the way you have drawn your hand here. Very good job and perfect for the theme.

Carol Samsel said...

Love the way you have drawn your hand here. Very good job and perfect for the theme.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What brilliant spread! I love that your laugh line and travel lines are much longer - mine too thankfully!! Was I asleep yesterday - I missed this! Hugs, Chrisx

Halle said...

Very clever!! I really like how you play with themes...thinking outside the box. awesome

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Good fun. That's some journey you are traveling, where are all those twists and turns going. Nice nails. xox

Cindy McMath said...

I think this is really clever and fun and quite beautiful Eliabeth. You really made your hand map blend with the other map in colours and the handwriting is perfect - it looks like the writing from a treasure map!