Butterfly Maiden Greeting Card (Birthday) by Josephine Wall
Butterfly Maiden (Joie de Vivre) Greeting Card from Leanin' Tree by Josephine Wall
Size of Card: 137 x 184mm (5.4" x 7.2") approx.
Comes with a illustrated envelope and each card also has a faint artwork inside.
Message Inside Reads:
Joie de Vivre,
This ecstatic free spirit skips through the foamy brine, full of the "joy of life". She delights in the chance to be as one with the sea and sky-in fact, with the whole of nature itself. Her joy is contagious, as evidenced by the myriad of her winged companions who have joined in the fun. If only we could be this happy with the simple things in life-which are free!
May you greet this year with love in your heart, joy in your soul, and the passion to live each moment to the fullest. Happy Birthday.
Dictionary Terms Explained
Josephine Wall was born in Farnham, Surrey, England. Her work now is receiving worldwide acclaim inlcuding a nomination at the Arty Awards (the artworld equvalent of the oscars). She works mostly with acrylic paint and has been infuenced by the romanticism of the Pre-Raphaelites, surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and the illustrative work of Arthur Rackham.
From childhood she has had a passion for light and colour, fantasy and visual story telling. Much of the inspiration for her mystical images comes from her close observation of nature and her interest in its preservation. Though she often strives to impart a message in her scenes, she also hopes to inspire in her audience a personal journey into the magical world of their own imagination.
"The art of painting is more than a career to me," she says, "it is an all consuming obsession and a love of colour and form. In fact, if I am away from my easel for too long I become restless and anxious to paint again."
- 100% recycled cards
Leanin' Tree is a family owned company in USA which has some wonderful artists designing greeting cards for them. Their cards are high quality, having beautiful printed envelopes and also designed insides of cards.
* All of their cards and envelopes are printed on premium quality recycled paper. All cards are Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF).
* They use "Zero VOC" vegetable-based soy inks that are formulated without petroleum solvent.
* They plant trees to compensate for their carbon emissions from our manufacturing process and have a comprehensive company recycling programme. They also invest to conserve resources by having motion sensors, lighting upgrades, thermal equalizers, waterless urinals and underground irrigation systems at their company.
Their long-standing commitment to the environment is central to their company ethos.
- Transformation, joyful dance
Butterflies are powerful symbols for transformation and change throughout many traditions and belief systems.
In the caterpillar stage we may be stuck with ideas we don't like or behaviours or paranoias we want to change. In the cocoon stage sometimes not a lot appears to be happening although subconsciously and consciously ideas are gestating and changing. Sometimes we can feel a bit lost at this stage. Then comes the final transformation to beautiful colourful floating butterfly. The wings pump with blood and we are free to float into our new world, flitting about seeing things from a whole new perspective.
To wear or have around you the symbol of butterfly is to state your intention to flutter through life in joy. Butterfly teaches us that patience brings its rewards and as long as we keep working and developing ourselves the final glorious butterfly stage will come. To wear butterfly is to set your target like an archer - joy is my goal, joy is my reality, joy will come, joy is here now. When we encounter butterflies in our daily lives they are always a joy to find and a good totem. When one day you open your curtains and a butterfly flutters up you know that a glorious change is taking place in your life. You see the butterfly flutter his wings, almost dancing along. This is what butterfly teaches, that true joy is within the dance of life.
Butterfly Maiden Greeting Card (Birthday) - Josephine Wall
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