1/22/12

in a word...GO

Over on the Moxie Fab World, way back the 4th of January, was an absolutely fabulous collection of map inspired creations....map lampshades, map chairs, map paper boats, map legwear...who doesn't adore the sight of a map, would you tell me?  They invoke tender  memories of getting back to people or leaving people 'till soon' as my friend Stella says. Maps inspire hopes, dreams, adventures, challenges all the while bringing us back to the very essence of our hearts.

So I've been thinking on how to convey the idea of exploring that big~O world outside and kept coming back to the thought of what is outside your vision.  A limitless world.  You just have to take that step!  Sometimes, maybe often times, it's a leap of faith, but open your eyes, take a deep breath,  and pack those bags!

For my card, I've used Lynn Ward's Green Pepper Press Physical Graffiti stamps which include the window and sentiment.  My intrepid adventurer is an unknown image.  The beautiful world out his window is a DCVW map paper.  I added 'go' and the twine at the top. The wallpaper for the room is Basic Grey.

 I never want to stop exploring my world and while the days of international travel for me are more in my past, I have so much right in my own backyard that beckons me.  What about you?  I would love to hear w{here}  is calling you.

Be blessed


6 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, so creative, Susan! I love maps, too, and have really enjoyed this MFW challenge. Loved seeing your take!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this amazing creation, Susan! Fabulous images and inspiring sentiment put together so perfectly by your creative mind and talented hands!

Stella said...

It;s not only the card but the whole idea behind this card. This card is ART. Yes; there definitely is a world outside our window. We all have to step out of our house and see what we can do for each other....
Gorgeous!

nwilliams6 said...

Susan, this card rocks. I love your map outside those windows. You do the most thought-provoking things with paper, rubber, and ink!

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for linking this up to the Map to Your Heart challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you "mapped" out some time to play along! :)

~amy~ said...

This is wonderfully creative!