I have always loved maps, and I have traveled for most of my life. I decided to make a painting of the world map for my wall, to remind me of my travels. I bought some mini 3″x3″ canvases and split up the world into 6 pieces, because the sides were so deep, I thought it would look good it I painted overlapping down the sides. I drew the outline of the counties using squares to copy from a map and began painting the sea. My original plan was to paint the counties in green, but after finishing the sea thought it look better as it was, still with the pencil marks showing. I have made 2 of these, the other is hanging in my sisters house. I hung them with an inch in between the canvases so you can see the sides.