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Rachel couldn't imagine living anywhere besides her cozy home in Portland but that doesn't mean that, from time to time, she doesn't get a wandering eye. And rather than making a run for it, she expresses this wanderlust by creating beautifully painted illustrations, using old maps as the canvas. A technique involving multiple layers of paint helps to enhance each bold image, giving the map paintings a durable, waxy effect. The whimsical works are like a small vacation for your wall – at least, that's how Rachel feels as she's making each of 'em in her own little home studio.