Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wall maps of Lakes, Rivers, & Bays

One of the fun things that I have been doing is personalizing my maps. I completed this beautiful personalized decor map of Greers Ferry Lake for a customer a few weeks ago. Also, I hide things in the waters of my maps, but more about that later. I used my watercolor painting of Greers Ferry and added the customers memories (photos) to the map. The map below was a gift for someone special that had fond memories of Greers Ferry Lake. The photos added a nice touch that turned a beautiful vintage style map into a wonderful family heirloom and a treasured map.
The customer emailed me color photos, in which I converted to black and white to give them that vintage look. I carefully positioned the photos around the map for the best view. Also, a lot of customers like for me to add a small star and title near there lake home, or where they caught that trophy fish, or to denote a special location. If you look really close, you may find a tiny mermaid in the waters of all my maps.
Here's a letter from one of my customers:
"I was finally able to give my husband the map I bought for his birthday last night. I want you to know how beautiful it was and how touched he was by it. He loves this Lake. His family has a home there and when we are lucky we get away for a few days, it’s the only place we want to be. He actually had tears in his eyes. Thank you for the beautiful art work."

I don't hide snapping turtles, but I do hide a tiny mermaid/fish in the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for. I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. These maps make great gifts for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. I have over two hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to

As you can see, my maps make a great gift. To see more of my work click here

Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream, or at least enjoy one on the wall.

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