I mentioned my love of watching the stars in my post on seasonal ideas – well, this is a lovely present idea on the same sort of theme. This year will be 10 years since we got married and had our honeymoon in Cornwall, so I thought it would be a unique piece for our wall to have a map of the stars at the specific point and place in time that we were sat watching.
I worked with Modern Map Art * and the process could not have been easier – you literally upload the details of the place you want and the date, and choose your styling and text and within about a week, your customised map arrives in a poster tube. I chose to use a quote from our first dance in the text option, which I thought worked nicely without being *too* cheesy but you can go as far in that direction as you like! You can choose from different fonts, frames and colours, so it doesn’t look too routine.
I haven’t yet found a frame I like for it, but I was inspired by an exhibition at the Tate to use clips instead and I’ve been really pleased with how it looks.