Collaging with maps is like cloud-spotting. If you look long enough at contours and boundaries then shapes appear. When you put these shapes together a story takes form!
I dug out some maps at the local charity shop and cut out London’s beloved Hampstead Heath. After a few seconds of staring at it I saw a tree. The River Thames, I decided, would make the perfect trunk. Britain soon became a snowy mountain range and the inner circle of Regent’s Park a moon on a denim sky:
But you can colour around map markings instead of cutting. In my following pic the Yorkshire Dales make a swirly mountain range with a pensive hiker:
All in all lots of fun, like plucking clouds from the sky and placing them where you want!