Golden Temple Mandala Card – Squash Blossom Temple

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Golden temple mandala art printed as a 5.25″ by 5.25″ square greeting card for giving, framing, and meditation. Carries the energy of abundance. 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.

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Golden temple mandala 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. My photograph of a summer squash blossom used to create the temple 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 birthday card, everyday card, or little frameable gift for a vegetable gardener (see the pairs of baby summer squash near the center?) or someone who might enjoy the empowering energy of this bright mandala as a meditation piece. Also makes a perfect housewarming card (see story below), Chinese New Year's card, or a greeting to celebrate an achievement. The card and envelope are packaged together in a plastic sleeve and mailed in a stiffened mailer.

Framing. This golden temple mandala 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 square golden temple mandala 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. The golden temple mandala art on this card, titled "Squash Blossom Temple", was created from a photo of a tiny, yellow crookneck squash and blossom taken in my main vegetable garden on Pleasant Hill. This is one of those interesting pieces in which an image has appeared with no forcing on my part. In this case, the surprise is a series of eight identical Buddhist temples, in a style you might see in China. After doing a bit of research, I decided to make the temples red. In Chinese culture, colors are highly symbolic and meaningful. Red is the color of fire and is associated with vitality, celebration, good luck, and prosperity. You'll see red used in Chinese New Year's celebrations to bring luck in the coming year. Yellow represents power, royalty, and, again, prosperity. Together, red and yellow combine to bring luck and good fortune to the home. I have to admit, I believe in the power of colors and have a print of this mandala hanging near the center of my home.

Additional information

Weight 0.0375 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × .05 in
Stamp the envelope?

No, Yes

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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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