Emerald Green Damselfly Card – Dual Illusion

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Emerald green damselfly mandala art printed as a 5.25″ by 5.25″ square greeting card for giving, framing, and meditation. Carries a light, mischievous energy. Includes envelope and free shipping. If you’re mailing you card and would like me to add the correct USPS first class stamp to the envelope, please choose that option from the menu. An additional charge will apply.

Emerald green damselfly card is digitally printed using archival pigment inks on silky, bright white, acid-free paper. Folded card is 5.25" by 5.25" and comes with a beautifully made, bright white envelope. The photograph I used to create the mandala is printed on the back of the card with the photo location. Interior of the card is blank and the paper is super smooth, not slick, and takes gel, ballpoint, and other inks well. Perfect as a spring, summer, or anytime greeting or birthday card for a seeker, kayaker, naturalist, or lover of mystery. The mandala carries a light but deep energy of air and flowing water that could appeal to a Libra (the balanced pairs of damselflies) or Aquarian (the otherworldly glow of the piece). Damselflies are also associated with fairy energy, making this a nice card for lovers of the fae. The card and envelope are packaged together in a plastic sleeve and mailed in a stiffened mailer.

Framing. This emerald green damselfly card is created using high-quality materials, such as might be used in a museum. The print is sharp, bright, and frameable. To protect the vibrancy of the artwork, I frame using UV glass or acrylic, and I recommend it. If you use plain glass or acrylic, make sure you hang this sweet, little piece and all your beautiful art away from direct sunlight.

Postage. Because irregularly shaped mail, like this emerald green damselfly card, must be canceled by hand, the U.S. Postal Service requires extra postage to deliver them. Special "butterfly stamps" carry the exact right postage to mail your bee card within the U.S. If you would like me to stamp the envelope with a butterfly stamp so it's ready for you to mail, please choose that option from the menu.

About the Art. I once attended a writing workshop at a local nature area, during which participants were sent out into the woods to "find our glitter." I headed straight for the boardwalk over a small wetland, hoping to spot a damselfly. These little relatives of dragonflies are absolutely my glitter. They come in a range of metallic colors--green, blue, red, purple, and seem to show up whenever I'm near water. Just as I'd hoped, I found several ebony jewelwing damsels flitting around the boardwalk the day of the workshop, and fulfilled my writing assignment by penning a poem about their glittery, magical selves. Later that same year, I found the glitter I used to create this artwork while walking in the footsteps of some Civil War ancestors on the Third Winchester Battlefield in Virginia. The green damselfly in the photo was posing on a buttonbush leaf (which they do a lot, as they're territorial and have to guard their domains.) The mandala I created from the photo, titled Dual Illusion, carries a magical, somewhat mischievous, energy that feels shot through with fairy dust, rather than old Civil War bullets or the ashes of ancestors. I have a large print of this mandala framed and hanging in my office, just over my computer monitor, and it does seem to keep my mood light.

Find It on Etsy. This card is also available in my Etsy Shop.

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Weight 0.0375 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × .05 in
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No, Yes

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Linda Gribko is an avid gardener, naturalist, author, artist, and photographer living just outside Morgantown, West Virginia, on a one-acre property she calls Yellow Bird's Rest. She's been gardening since the age of three, when she was put to work plucking rocks from the family vegetable patch, and was gifted her first growlight set-up at the age of eight. Linda is best known for her wildflower photography and the digital mandala art she creates from her nature photos, but is also a mixed media artist and published author. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016 and was followed up with "The Lion's Apprentice" in June 2020. The series follows 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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