Trillium Card – After the Storm

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Toadshade trillium mandala art printed as a 5.25″ by 5.25″ square greeting card includes envelope and free shipping. Nice as a spring greeting, especially for someone who loves to chase spring ephemeral wildflowers. Also has strong grounding energy and can be nice as an altar card when you’re feeling scattered. If you’ll be mailing you card to someone 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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Trillium card 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 maroon toadshade trillium 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 for a nature lover, chaser of spring ephemeral wildflowers, and anyone interested in native plants, sustainability, or the American Civil War (see story below). The card and envelope are packaged together in a plastic sleeve and mailed in a stiffened mailer.

Framing. This trillium 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 trillium 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, titled After the Storm, to pay tribute to my ancestors who fought for the Union at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland. I visited the battlefield in the summer of 2015, hoping to trace the steps of my great great granduncles, who were officers in the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. I not only traced their steps but was swept off the battlefield by a fast-moving thunderstorm from the south, suggestive of how they were swept off the field by Confederate troops who rushed in from Harpers Ferry just as the battle appeared won by the Union. The green of the toadshade trillium in the original photo suggests the green of the fields and the red of the flower suggests the blood that was spilled at Antietam on September 17, 1862.

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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