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Mississippi Mantra by Tait Kellogg

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fter getting my degree at Millsaps College, I left for graduate school at Columbia in New York City. After living two years in the liberal pocket of the Chelsea neighborhood, I returned to Mississippi—specifically West Point. Explaining my intended departure from the Empire State to the rural Deep South was downright foreign to many Manhattanites, and I found myself not-so-jokingly telling everyone I was leaving New York because I wanted to move back to America. Living in West Point and traveling around

to high schools all around the state in my job at Education Services Foundation is quite a change from the fast pace of the Big Apple, to say the least. But I have adopted William Faulkner’s words, “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi,� as my mantra for this stage of my life. In learning about Mississippi—top to bottom and side to side—I am learning a bit more about the world, too. Lately I’ve been obsessed with art and craft projects involving globes and maps, and this quote seemed perfect to make a statement with maps on my own wall.

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Start by cutting your map to fit the board. Mod-podge it to the board and let it fully dry. Place sticker letters on the map to write out your phrase of choice and trace around them. Peel the stickers off and fill in the letters with paint. If lettering is your thing, you can skip this step, but it’s a good cheat for those DIYers like me with teenage boy handwriting. I finished by embellishing some of the letters with black to make them stand out, and using brown paint (you could also use wood stain—just be sure to have a light hand!) to make the map look a bit more vintage.

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