Jill K. Berry is a graphic designer, mixed-media artist and teacher who makes lots of books, paintings and other story-telling structures. After graduating with a degree in Design, she spent a year of graduate studies in Italy. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review, Cloth Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine and many other books and publications. She has taught at three universities in Colorado as well as at several major art retreats. Jill K. Berry lives in Superior, CO.Jill K. Berry, author of Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media, teaching scheduled for Art & Soul Portland, Valley Ridge Art Studio, San Diego Book Arts, Tucson Paperworks, Petaluma and Eureka Art Centers, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Virginia Beach and Taos. Jill's first book with NorthLight has sold over 10K copies in the first year.Linden McNeilly (Jill's sister) Public school teacher 25 years, designing curriculum for children and adults in math, science, geography, reading, writing and art. MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, BA in UC Santa Cruz. Works in progress: three young adult novels.
"Learn about cartography, topography, legends, compasses, and
more in this adventurous DIY map book. Create the map for your
mythical universe, or learn the nuts and bolts of cartography.
Broken into weekly exercises, this book is perfect for creating
personalized maps and exploring a new creative outlet. In the Map
Basics chapter, learn about lines, legends, cartouches, creating
sea monsters, and more. Discover fun and unique ways to create maps
that are transparent, stenciled, flat, mixed media, and more.
Finish charting your map adventure with exercises for creating
artist maps and map-inspired art."- Paige Martin, Cloth Paper
"Creative cartographers, here's a way to keep yourself mapping
for months. Make a topographic map of your nose. Use string to
weave your latitude and longitude. Orient yourself with your own
compass rose. What better way to find yourself? Every art teacher
should have a copy of this book." - Katharine Harmon, Author, You
Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
and The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore
"Go on an artistic journey and discover endless ways to share your travel adventures from this book by Jill K Berry and Linden McNeilly. The authors demonstrate how maps and your imagination can create intriguing masterpieces that tell unique stories. Each of the 52 projects, or labs, comes with detailed instructions, along with a materials list and illustrations. From scaling your bedroom to creating a board game, there is a project in this book to inspire anyone at any age. Another great feature to this book is the Guest Mapper section, in which an artist shares their inspirations and tips from their collections. Get lost in this book and drift away to a land of storytelling, mapmaking, and creativity!" - Kristen Cervantes, Somerset Studio Magazine