After the Storm Mandala Greeting Card


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This mandala note card is a Milkweed Rising exclusive and is printed from an original work of digital art. I created After the Storm to pay tribute to my ancestors who fought for the Union at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland. I visited the battlefield in the summer of 2015, hoping to trace the steps of my great great granduncles, who were officers in the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. I not only traced their steps but was swept off the battlefield by a fast-moving thunderstorm from the south, suggestive of how they were swept off the field by A.P. Hill’s Confederate troops who rushed in from Harpers Ferry just as the battle appeared won by the Union. The green of the toadshade trillium in the original photo suggests the green of the fields and the red of the flower suggests the blood that was spilled at Antietam on September 17, 1862.

This blank card is 5″ wide and 7″ tall (portrait orientation) and is printed on premium 100 lb. white matte paper. A white envelope is included.

Please note the watermark shown in the photo does not appear on the printed card.

Linda Gribko is an author, artist, and photographer living in Morgantown, West Virginia. She's known for her wildflower photography and the mandalas that she creates from her nature photos. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016. It's the magical romp of a woman plucked by the Universe from the cubicles of Corporate America and dropped into the crease between "this world and that" where Spirit Animals carry messages, disembodied voices spout wisdom, and you never know who might show up to walk you back home.

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Dimensions 7 × 5 in


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