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Thistle Greeting Card featuring the photograph Wearing A Purple Crown - Bull Thistle by Mark E Tisdale

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Wearing A Purple Crown - Bull Thistle Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Lovely work, Mark!! Fav.

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Cindy!

Fantastic thistle blossom closeup Mark! Very striking colors! L&F

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Doug!

I love thistles, symbol of Scotland! This one is a beauty! Congratulations Mark...L/F Beth

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thank you!

Love to capture thistles, and you did an awesome job! l/f

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Brenda! This was my only encounter with them, but I can definitely see why you'd feel that way! Such neat little flowers!

Hi Mark, What a gorgeous image with beautiful color, light and detail. Fantastic composition...nicely done. v / f

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Deb!

Artist's Description

I stumbled upon this beautiful flower while wandering around the Ano Nuevo State Park. At the time, I had no idea what it was. I simply loved the intricate details of the flowers, so unlike anything I'd ever seen back home. Imagine my surprise when I later started researching the name of this flower and discovered it's none other than the Thistle, the very same flower of Scotland! Considering my Scottish roots and that I had flanked my trip to Northern California with two trips to Edinburgh, there was kind of symmetry in my stumbling upon this beautiful symbol of Scotland growing wild in a far away California state park. Years later, I'm still in love with the shape of this flower and in the soft natural backdrop upon which I captured it.

About Mark E Tisdale

Mark E Tisdale

Life is full of happy surprises. After just over a decade working in the 9 to 5 cube world, I threw caution to the wind to follow my dreams of being a full time visual artist. That was five years ago! Is it easy? No, but something truly worthwhile is rarely simple. My body of work is wide ranging from photographic scenes of far away places, more near and dear locations, and more fanciful artwork. It's all crafted with a heartfelt love for finding the beauty in little captured moments. My artwork also hangs on walls near and far from private homes to businesses who have chosen to decorate with my art. Whether you've purchased one piece or a house full or you simply admire and share with your friends, your patronage of my art is...

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