How to Create a Works Progress Administration, WPA Style Poster to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Midewin National Tall Grass Prairie

And have enormous fun doing it.

Lynda Wallis
The Narrative

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25th Anniversary poster created to celebrate. Lynda Wallis, Freelance Illustrations

I never know when, how and where the next project will come from. I’ve supported myself as a freelance illustrator since the late 1980s, a long time. I’m very fortunate to have decades of happy repeat clients. I take a lot of pride in delivering the client what they want in the time frame that was initially determined and at budget or below budget. Plus, participating the the creative process can be an extremely satisfying process, part of my job is to guide my clients through the process and bring their vision to life.

Driving around in my new town late last fall, my phone rang over the speaker in my car. It was Richard Short, Landscape Architect for the U.S. Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture in Illinois. He clearly outlined a project he was hoping to engage me in; he was part of a small group looking to have a poster created to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. He was speaking on behalf of the Midewin Interpretive Association and the U. S. Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture.

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Lynda Wallis
The Narrative

Deeply rooted in the mid west, I write about little things — everything is a little thing-art, the creative process, the natural world, and love.