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Greeting Cards


Joined October 2008

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Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"


  • Custom printed for pretty much every special thing there is
  • Digitally printed cards on heavyweight stock
  • Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface
  • Each card comes with a kraft envelope for mailing or gifting

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Artist's Description

You give me the rules
You give me the guidelines
You give me the tools
And then you withdraw to the sidelines
as you leave instruction for me:
Put it all to good use, be creative … and be free !
In bewilderment I stare at what you have left me
How! How do I use any of this to create a feeling of glee?

I look to see what others do
I listen to hear what others say
I look for sages, I look for you
I perceive so many – so many who stray
I am lost … and I do not know what to do
So I sit and I stare … and for now … I stay

As time goes by
all I wish for
is to fly

The tools
The rules
The guidelines
… and you – gone from the sidelines

What was the purpose, what was it for
You had said to me:
Be creative and be free
And so I lay it all out, out on the floor
I decide to look for that feeling of glee

Forgetting the limits and the boundaries
of the rules and the guidelines
I set to work with all before me
And I create
At first haphazardly
I create
That reality

That sets me free !

~ ~ I was contemplating the advice parents give their children, and the ever natural progression of independence developed by youngsters as they learn to forge their own way, navigate the seas and lands and skies of their own lives … … my ponderings were, that the best any of us can do for another is to share as many tools as we know, and then … yes – set each other free … because we each need to live and experience and create our own lives in our own unique way – we each have a lifetime :)
And so my thoughts wandered specifically to my mum who passed away due to cancer winning out over her some years ago. And on the subject of mums and cancer, then I thought of Marj whom I wrote this piece for as she is currently fighting breast cancer … ~ ~

All proceeds from sales of this image to be donated to Cancer Research UK

Canon EOS 450D 18-55mm kit lens

Featured in Out of the Blue in June 2009 … thank you so much !!! :)

Artwork Comments

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