Whether seeking out our favorite phở street stalls in Vietnam or polishing our fly-fishing skills on an expedition along New Zealand’s rivers, it is always the journey, not just the distance between two points, that stays with us. Whereas most people pack their Nikon to ensure exceptional moments are not fleeting, self-taught cartographer Connie Brown is taking keepsakes up a notch.
Connie will hand paint your personal history and, quite literally, map out your life. Commissioned maps range from a gentleman’s cycling adventures through France to charting a client’s catalog of top vineyards and retracing one family’s route to adopt their baby in China. One client mapped out his favorite burrito joints.
And for those looking to understand the anatomy of a map and want to get your hands dirty, Connie also leads a 3-day mapmaking workshop at Redstone Studios in Connecticut. In the course of three days, you’ll not only finish making a handmade map, you’ll also learn techniques you can build on for the rest of your cartographic life. You’ll leave with the tools you need to map trips, personal histories or heritage, properties, or causes—for yourself, for your organization, or for your family and friends. You don’t have to be an artist to make a handsome and meaningful map: all you need is motivation, an interest in mapmaking, and the nerve to apply pencil to paper.
This intersection of art, geography and the individual is a beautiful one. Connie brings maps to life at Redstone Studios through personal touches that reflect her clients’ lives and travels including personalized charts and diagrams, ornate borders, cartouches, and biographical insets that truly make the piece one-of-a-kind. Get in touch with Connie Brown’s Redstone Studios and map out your world. We can’t think of many other gifts that will be as treasured.
253 Main St
Durham, Connecticut 06422
Connie Brown (860) 575-4640