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EDM Challenge #230: Draw a Map


Last Tuesday was my last official workday, 40 years after I graduated from Medical School.  I made this trip from my apartment on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan to Albert Einstein College of Medicine regularly - and was always amazed that driving 10 miles against rush hour traffic in the City took me almost 40 minutes from door to door.  Of course I first needed to walk from my apartment to our garage - stopping at the fruit and vegetable vendor on the street to get fruit for breakfast.  Then I always stopped to talk with the Garage supervisor about her newest baby.  At the other end, I walked several blocks from the parking garage to my building - checking out the flowers that were in bloom or following the progress of autumn leaves or new buds in the Spring.

I love drawing maps and started each of my 3 London sketchbooks with ever more detailed maps of the area in Chelsea where my daughter and her family lived.   

We just returned from a Family Holiday at the Beach - and I need to scan and post at least one sketchbook page from our visit. 


Lovely map and the account of your stops along the way - wonderful memories - now that you are a lady of leisure ;-) and as the EDM superblog is down have you tried the EDM Flickr group - it is very easy to peruse and select a blog visit if desired. Here is the link.

Congradulations on your retirement! More time now for all your wonderful art work! Enjoy!!

hi Shirley,
I wish you all the best, travels, sunny days and lots of drawings.
Your map reminded me of a trip to Long Island we did, and visiting New York...good memories.

Congratulations on your retirement and on your professional accomplishments.
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday.


What a lovely map. Congrats on your retirement. Love your work

Maps have always gotten me here to there, or as historic references - informational - which of course they are. But you have brought to surface an aspect of mapping a landscape that is so much more personal. You've given me a new way to look at them, and I want to thank you. Sending congratulations on your service to Einstein Medical, and a well-earned retirement.

Congratulations on your retirement! Wonderful map and story to go with it.

hi , i love our work. i love the style. i love watercolors and child drawings. they are like wildflowers.
some of your drawings -just on the page i saw- border on fine art. watercolors are more than neglected.

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