During my pilgrimage I sent this to a friend who was about to embark on her own journey. These were my rules, I'm sure she found her own, but they helped me structure my work and wandering ethic.
1. walk everyday 2. draw everyday
3. write everyday 4. make everyday
Walking and Mapping are inseparable.
As you and your body move through space it leaves a trace.
I draw movement Scores to somehow record this drifting, wandering dialogue between body and place.
This is my method...
Draw for the first hour of everyday you walk.
Put pen to paper and let it map your body through the space and onto the surface.
Don't think about it - just let it be.
Because the pen and paper are in your grasp, you can write your thoughts, words, names, places, worries, joys and murmurs of these moments with an fresh immediacy.
make peace with yourself
make it happen
make way for your dreams
make a way between your thoughts
make friends and memories
make it up as you go along
The scores and maps I have recorded reflect the journey as a form of discursive map: linear, plural, singular and many. These visual cues will be combined with the language found along The Way plus information about each day walked. I plan to publish a book to share this story.