Also, in my collaborative project Undiscovered Networks, Carole and I are just about finished making the maps as a result of the Wellbeing Walks project (visit the blog for the full story).
|Hand drawing maps for Wellbeing Walks|
Although we are having to reproduce all our items for the Undiscovered Networks project, Carole and I did agree from the beginning that we wanted everything to have been hand made originally and to look that way.
|Hand printing with Carole for Undiscovered Networks|
The result is something that seems friendly, softened, that seems to carry my signature, or my "touch". Somehow I feel this puts me in touch with the people who might pick it up and use it. I introduced the packs to a group of family tutors last week, and just watching them open up the pockets and explore the packs, stroking the tactile surfaces with their fingers, somehow I felt the fact that I made these with my own hands and then passed them into their hands gave me a closer connection to the way they will be used.
It's exciting to launch something like this into the world. I shall be watching with interest who uses them and how.