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[art print] Thru Tears I Bloom!


The beauty of lily-of-the-valley struck me for its graceful shape and the tiny, bell-shaped flowers. I’d chosen it as a subject for my drawings many times before I did a fact-check: all parts of this plant are terribly poisonous! A funny coincidence is that it has many other names associated with ’tears’. Then I told myself, “why not make this as a twist in a painting!” – find a way to switch the negative visual interpretation of a word to something more positive.⠀

Having tears stream down your face doesn’t mean you are weak, it’s a part of the healing journey.  I’m not sure if anyone wants to think of themselves as a poisonous flower, but if it is for a good reason to defend yourself throughout hardship, be one. ⠀⠀

“Through tears, I will bloom”

A friendly reminder that no matter how many times you hit rock bottom, you can bounce back and be a better version of yourself  🌷

11”x14” art print

full bleed on satin-finish 80-lb cardstock
illustrated by me

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