That Time of Year Again
The autumn breezes and falling leaves come quickly, away with summer and back to school! This seemingly brief time where the humid Pennsylvania weather is tolerable in my hometown, I enjoy and revel autumn so much. I treasure these cooler days where curling up with a good book under your favorite tree, or wherever your beloved nature spot is, is at its prime.
Earlier this year I painted “Where the Green Grass Grows.” This illustration is one that makes me really happy. It celebrates life, taking a moment to breathe, enjoying nature, and a good book.
The subject’s clothing has slightly vintage vibe, making it a timeless piece with a ‘literary classic’ feel. With her long red braids and puffed cap sleeves, she could easily be a descendant of “Anne of Green Gables.”
I’d like to think it’s the kind of illustration which would be at home in a library, classroom, child’s room, office, oh – so many places! It would make a lovely gift.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Where the Green Grass Grows”
As Covid-19 still wreaks havoc on how schools can operate, at the end of last school year I thought it wise to create some ‘teacher appreciation’ cards.
Strike that, let’s back up.
My daughter told me to make some thank you cards for her to give out.
This is what happens when your kid knows you are well capable of doing so, I mean, I do run a lil card shop.
So, not wanting to let anyone down I now have two cards available for the subject of saying thanks to a school employee. One for teacher directly, and one which could be any staff member: Principal, janitor, bus driver, librarian, interpreter, cafeteria, the list surely goes on!
Teacher Appreciation on Instagram:
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“Where the Green Grass Grows” on Instagram
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hello, I’m Deanna. Creating little worlds is all I want to do.
I spend my days in my illustration studio, surrounded by herbs and antique curiosities, in rural Pennsylvania. I enjoy many interesting adventures with my husband, daughter, and Shmoop, the “Office Cat.”
Since I was a young child, I’ve been creating. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing historic clothing, making fairy tale paper dolls, and designing my own “book covers.”
The work I make is influenced heavily by my affinity for historic eras: Color palettes, patterns, textures, architecture, typography – the list goes on. From Medieval to Mid-Century, I love it all.
My preferred method of working is to begin with a traditional sketch in pencil on paper, and then to colorize the image digitally. It’s a two-step process that allows for flexibility and speed, without sacrificing quality. I’m also quite adept at drawing and painting in miniature.
If you don’t want to miss anything, follow IG: #deannameyer for illustration and vintage musings. I’m an artist, herbalist, and mother with Multiple Sclerosis & Endometriosis.
I’m also an official artist of the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project.