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Antiques & Collectibles: Vintage maps can be a great decorating find

04 Jul

Antiques & Collectibles: Vintage maps can be a great decorating find Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services1 Sandy Erdman, | Updated 2 days ago A cartographer is an individual who creates maps. The word comes from the Latin word charta, meaning “tablet or leaf of paper,” and the Greek word graphein, […]

Artist with local ties enlivens Historic Maps

16 Jun

Re-tracing lines of journeys: Artist with local ties enlivens historic maps By Abby Eisenburg Winona Daily News  Artist Lisa Middleton, pictured at Blooming Grounds in Winona, discusses the work involved in creating an artistic reproduction of a map whose original dates back to 1604. June 13, 2015 5:03 am  •  ABBY EISENBERG Daily News Artist […]

Artist brings map art to Minnesota and Wisconsin

11 Jun

Artist brings map art to Minnesota and Wisconsin Rochester, MN Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:08 am Rachel Cohrs, Lisa Middleton, a La Crosse, Wis., native, creates art on an unusual medium: reproductions of historic maps. Middleton gets high-quality scans of historic maps printed in black and white, and transforms those prints into […]

The Origins of Ledger Art

31 May

Plains Indians were known for their paintings, or narrative drawings, produced on paper or cloth. Usually, the medium was contingent upon whatever was handy. In the beginning, this would mean drawings and paintings were produced on animal skin. Dakota man painting figures (winter count) on buffalo skin. 1929. Photo by J.A. Anderson. Source – National Anthropological Archives, […]

A note from me…May

04 May

It has been a healing month at home…my first period of time off since becoming a full time artist! I have to say it’s been hard to adjust to the pace and keeping myself from becoming too overwhelmed or too lazy-resulting in the feeling of moving through molasses!I’ve had an explosive period of creativity as […]

Michigan and Wisconsin, 1858

04 May
Michigan and Wisconsin

  Map of Michigan and Wisconsin 1858 This is a beautiful map of Michigan and Wisconsin that utilizing a copperplate engraving method. This was quite popular during that time period, and often times copper plates were bought and sold just as common pieces of construction machinery are today. They were interchangeable and could be used […]