This mandala note card is a Milkweed Rising exclusive and is printed from an original work of digital art. This work began as a single photo of a honeybee on milkweed blooms taken in the West Virginia Botanic Garden near Morgantown, West Virginia. This bee has a certain intensity about her that’s magnified by 16 when she’s duplicated in the mandala. The finished piece has an almost frilly Victorian fee, but the bees are by no means sitting in the parlor sipping tea.
This is one of the pieces in my Pollinator Series of mandalas. It’s intended as a celebration of the honeybee, a tireless servant to humankind, and also a reminder of the tenuous plight of honeybees in the United States, caused in large part by the nation’s use of insecticides and other agricultural chemicals. Awareness is the first step toward being part of the solution.
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. The original color photo and the story of the piece are printed on the back of the card.
Please note the watermark shown in the photo does not appear on the printed card.