Calendar Cover Art
In the early autumn of 2020 my mom texted me a snapshot of a postcard.
“Call for entries” it read.
She said, “You need to do this.”
She was right. This was fun.
The High Companies : Celebrating 90 Years
The company my step dad works for had a call for art. The project was a calendar featuring submissions about the employees of the High Companies as they celebrated 90 years.
High are a cool company, I know they do a lot for the community.
At the High companies, we actively seek a strong role in the betterment of our community through the generous volunteer culture of our employees and the philanthropy of High Foundation – our nonprofit organization committed to addressing significant community needs including affordable housing and homelessness, education, health and human services, and culture and the arts.
Landscape : The First Thing Everyone Sees
An idea came to me to combine several themes.
It includes my step dad Mark Walton (a landscaper for High Associates) and the theme of all-season outdoor work.
Landscaping is super important in my mind, it’s the first thing everyone sees. I am very much a Judgy McJudgerson of poor commercial landscaping.
In the Details
High’s headquarters building is tucked into the background. The foreground focuses on the changing landscape design of the year’s cycles.
And of course, the ever-smiling Mark! Everyone who knows him loves him! Mark has been with High many years. He is both excellent at, and enjoys, his job there.
That made it even more special when my submission was not only chosen as calendar art, but chosen as the cover!
Personally, I think they did a super job with the graphic design around the illustration. I love the finished product.
Working with High was a fun and enjoyable experience!
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.