Quilling a Compass Rose
Without a map or compass our geographic bearing in the world would be askew. I consider the art of mapmaking the brilliant brainchild born from the union between two cerebral hemispheres: the right and left sides of the brain. The right side dominates in imagination, spatial perception, symbols, and images while the left side dominates in reality, pattern perception, math and science. Cartographer meets mathematician, form meets function: marry them and you get cognizance of the most imaginative kind.
At the heart of the navigation system is the compass rose. On antique maps, no two are alike because they were the unique, exquisite mark of the cartographer who had created them. Aside from its practical function, antique compass roses were called upon to communicate cardinal direction, magnetic direction, wind systems, solstice horizons, angles, degrees, deviations, and sometimes royal insignias.
Honestly, being a right-brainer, I just look for the North symbol and blindly meander from there.
365 Creative Journal Challenge:
“Work with shredded paper…Maybe even give quilling a try.”