Indigo Illusion Mandala Poetry Card


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This poetry card is a Milkweed Rising exclusive and is printed from an original work of digital art. The mandala are on this card began as a photo of a very large indigo blue dragonfly that I met on a steamy August day at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. He was hanging out near the raised lily pond at the gardens and patiently waited for me to snap a pic. I used only his body in creating the mandala because the big maroon eyeballs magnified a few hundred times were downright disturbing.

Dragonfly is an interesting Spirit Animal in that he asks you to examine the illusions in your life and be willing to allow them to be swept away. To make that possible, you often have to dim your outward-looking eyes to see yourself clearly. As I convey in the poetry I’ve written for this piece, you mush smash the mirrors that reflect back to you only what you would like to see and believe about your life.

If you’re even more daring, you’ll drop the masks you wear and let the world also see the authentic you. Some believe that Dragonfly wears a mask or two. He appears to be a light magical creature that flits about on gossamer wings. In reality, dragonflies are aggressive predators and not at all the sweet things most would believe them to be. But, then again, sometimes the masks we wear are not of our own design.

This blank card is approximately 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.

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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