Yellow Mum Mandala – Lemon Fantasy


Monarch butterfly and yellow mum mandala art printed as a 5.25″ by 5.25″ square greeting card. 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.

Monarch butterfly card with yellow mum mandala 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 mum 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 birthday or any-day card for someone who loves monarch butterflies, tends or visits gardens, or is interested in sustainability. Also makes a wonderful autumnal greeting card. The card and envelope are packaged together in a plastic sleeve and mailed in a stiffened mailer.

Framing. This monarch butterfly 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 monarch butterfly 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 created this mandala art, titled Lemon Fantasy with Monarch Butterfly, using a layering technique. First, I created the flower mandala using a photo of a lemon yellow spider chrysanthemum I took in one of the glasshouses at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during a fall flower show. This is a disbud mum, which was carefully groomed to produce a single large bloom on a stiff, upright stem. The process seems to me very relaxing, along the lines of training bonsai, and the results are amazing, producing flowers straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. The monarch butterfly I added to the piece came from a photo series I shot on the Gettysburg National Battlefield in an impressive stand of native sunflowers. A single female monarch butterfly moved flower to flower in the sunlight as I took pictures. Quick tip: you can tell the male monarch butterflies from the females by the presence (male) or lack (female) of distinct black dots on the upper surface of the hindwings (which are the lower wings).

Additional information

Weight0.0375 lbs
Dimensions5 × 5 × .05 in
Stamp the envelope?

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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