Are they maps? Paintings by Christophe Stibio

Are these paintings by Christophe Stibio maps? or landscapes? Christophe Stibio - Cliff Story

Christophe Stibio - Cliff Story


Christophe Stibio - Coastal Fire Trail Watamolla

Christophe Stibio - Coastal Fire Trail Watamolla


Christophe Stibio - Sunset with Belinda

Christophe Stibio - Sunset with Belinda


Christophe Stibio - Spiders Corridor, Ponds Theatre

Christophe Stibio - Spiders Corridor, Ponds Theatre


Christophe Stibio - Rorschach Behind Me, in Coastal Fire Trail

Christophe Stibio - Rorschach Behind Me, in Coastal Fire Trail


You can find a lot of other paintings by Christophe Stibio in Flinders Lane Gallery here and here.

Everyday routes illustration (map)

There was a time in our life (I suppose when my husband and I started dating) when none of us had a car. We didn't live together yet and public transport between our houses almost didn't exist, so we walked a lot. Our everyday routes started and ended in one of: my mom's home where I used to live, my husand's home where we live now and my parents'-in-law home who we often visited.

Time of the year was awful - rainy and cold November (as usual) so we were very happy when we finally bought a car, but now I like to remind myself about these walks. That's why I created these simple illustrations showing our routes. Plus, we are going to sell our apartment and move to bigger one, so all ways to keep memories about our current home are precious.

Please let me know which map version do you like more? Do you like these maps without any labels or would you add some?

Grey & red version:Everyday routes map - version grey&red

Black & pink version:

Everyday routes map - version black&pink

This map does not show whole city we live in - I drew only the part of the city which was important regarding our walks and only the most important streets.

If you would like to have similar illustration of your routes let me know - I'm going to add such custom map to my etsy shop. There are many possibilities of your routes:

  • romantic walks
  • commuting to your first work
  • your walks to school and friends when you were a child / teenager
  • everyday walks with your dog
  • all of them on one map

Think of this project in terms of keeping memories for you or someone else you love.

Welcome!

I've finally decided to launch my blog which I was thinking about since a year or so... What encouraged me to do it? Map Design class by Anne Ditmeyer on Skillshare. Anne is totally inspiring person - thanks to her lessons I have so many ideas for maps and thoughts to share that I just had to start this blog! I also learn a lot from my fellow students - there are 700+ persons, each having great ideas, links to share and working on cool projects. My own project is here. Watch for maps themed posts during the coming weeks!

Skill Share - Map Design class PS The class has started more than 2 weeks ago, but you can still join it.