Poster Image

Season of Color


Item#: 2018SYR11

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

You also receive…

An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Season of Color

poster information


Season of color,
Scraping out seeds within,
Lighted orange smile

I started writing poetry about seven years ago when my first grandchild was born. I was writing children's poetry and somehow transitioned into more adult material. The organist at church was told that I had published a poem in a local art and literary magazine and asked me if I'd heard of haiku. I said no. Initially, when I looked it up at home I thought, “I could never do that.” But then the information about the Poster Project came along and I said, “What have I got to lose?” My inspiration comes from my past years of writing and playing with words, and autumn as my “season of color.”

Choosing a haiku for this project was easier than I expected, considering the sheer amount of them there was to pick from. There were so many great submissions! In the end, my love of fall, and in particular my love of Halloween, made the choice for me. It felt only right to feature a jack-o-lantern with its big grin and spooky-but-inviting vibe. It really made making the piece a lot of fun, especially considering I got to put my own twist to it. I've always been a sucker for sci-fi and fantasy anything, so having a little fire spirit live in the pumpkin felt like a good mix of my favorite things.

Art is a great place to do work when your head's in the clouds—sometimes you get to bring it with you when you come back to Earth.