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Ivy Hickam
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I decided to illustrate the haiku that was about winter because thatís the majority of the year here. During bad weather people tend to hang out in coffee shops more often. They read more often and discuss things more and I think that is a positive of being trapped inside on a snowy day. This haiku brought to mind the environment in a coffee shop on such a day.

I went to the Coffee Pavilion and talked to a local businessman. He was reading the paper and I asked him if I could take his picture for reference. His wife is an illustrator so he was very nice about it.

I basically drew him how he was but I made it winter outside (it was still fall) and I added details like the pile of his belongings on the table to make it whimsical.

Nature's gift of snow
allows us to slow our pace,
take time to reflect

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