Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Julian, CA Map


I can see how this could become habit-forming.

When I got an email from They Draw and Cook informing me about a contest on their sister site, They Draw and Travel, I couldn't resist giving that a try, too.

Last year I had to do an illustrated map for one of my assignments, and I thought I wasn't going to like it. All those details! But in no time I got totally absorbed in creating all the little components and piecing them together. For that project I illustrated the pyramids near Mexico City. I'm tempted to try to recreate it in a new format and submit that one, too.

But for this map I chose Julian, California, a tiny gold mining (turned apple farming) town near San Diego. I've blogged about it before after a day trip during their apple festival. If you don't like crowds, it's best not to visit Julian during peak apple season.

The picture above is a detail from my Julian map - hop over to They Draw and Travel to view the rest of my map here.

8 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I like the look of that little map--how cute.

Kelly Polark said...

The map is amazing! Good luck in the contest, Adrienne!

Ara Burklund said...

Wow! Very impressive! Makes me want to check out the candy basement, too. : )

ICQB said...

If I'm ever out that way, I'm visiting this town for sure - even in apple season! I was born near San Diego and lived there until I was 2 or 3. My mom has always regretted moving away.

Mary Witzl said...

I remember going to pick cherries and apples out in Imperial County (I think) when I was little, but I've never been to Julian.

Good luck on this competition -- I love the colors and your clean, striking designs.

Kim Kasch said...

I hope you win! I love your stuff :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Love the map! It reminded me of a trip we took to the black hills of South Dakota. We rented a cabin in the mountains, panned for gold, and saw deer when we went for our evening walks.

Suzanne Casamento said...

I love the map! I love everything you create. And I want a cookie as big as my head!