I did this back in January — it’s for the fall symposium of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Native Prairies Association of Texas — see the ad in yesterday’s post — y’all are officially invited!
- I was trying to capture the feeling of being “in” the prairie — it’s always so alive — and things are at different depths and distances
- The butterfly is a migrating monarch — they’ll be migrating during the symposium, we should get to see lots on our field trips — I traced it from a picture that I took at a prairie in the fall a few years ago
- The flower that the monarch is on is salvia azurea, a pretty blue salvia — that’s another salvia azurea next to it
- The background color is to represent the big blue Texas sky
- The main font is a Frank Lloyd Wright “prairie school” font called Chelsea Studio — I downloaded it from here. Smaller font is Copperplate Black that came with my Macbook.
- The grasses were created by scanning real grass that I had saved — they are from our pocket priaire in the back garden — sideoats grama, big bluestem and little bluestem
- I used this tool
I think that’s about it. I created a horizontal version too, with more fall prairie flowers in it and the text underneath. The logos are going to be printed on notepads, mugs, t-shirts, symposium brochures, letterhead, the registration booklet, proceedings, etc. I’ll post pictures in the fall.
Jason urged me to volunteer to do it, and I’m glad so he did. It was a bunch of work, but I had fun, too!