Poster Image

 Languid Lavender


Item#: 2020SYR06

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.

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

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Poem Inspiration Location

Languid Lavender

poster information


Languid lavender
dances slowly in the breeze―
Honeybees rejoice

My interest in poetry comes from my mother, who was an avid reader and would often cite lines from her favorite poems. I consider myself to be an amateur haiku poet and welcome the opportunity each year to submit to the Poster Project.

This haiku reflects a lovely day spent with family at the lavender festival in Skaneateles, NY. Memories conjured up multi-sensory images of a sunny day spent calmly gathering fragrant flowers on a beautiful hillside alongside happy bees!

I sincerely enjoy the haiku poetic form and its ability to succinctly communicate special moments and feelings.

Over the years working as graphic designer and artist, I've learned to tune into my instincts when selecting a project. When presented with the list of haikus to select from, I connected with the visuals of the poem written by Joan Dear-Houseman most vividly. The violets of the lavender appeared almost immediately as well as the thought of Lockwood Lavender Farm in Skaneateles, NY. I also believe that typography shouldn't be ignored when creating a poster and is essential when considering the visual hierarchy of a design. My focus for this poster is to draw the audience in equally by the haiku as well as the illustration.