joy in geometry - painting of stylized version of a blanket flower on a green background

My friend, Dana, loves mathematics and finds joy in geometry. Finding patterns and repetition, and making precise calculations, brings her deep satisfaction. When thinking about what to paint for her card, I remembered one of her artistic photographs, “Hearts of Gold”.

“Hearts of Gold” by Dana Heisler

One of my favorite flowers is the Blanket Flower, and I thought a stylized version of it would be just right. It would bring together the best of my CMYK painting technique and Dana’s joy in geometry.

Quarantine can't hold us down when we have... imagination

Figment is a little purple dragon from Disney’s “Journey Into Imagination” ride at EPCOT. He’s also my friend’s absolutely favorite Disney character. She loves Disney, and before #QuarantineLife, she visited multiple times a week. It’s her happy place. It hit her hard when Disney had to close down because of COVID-19.

We’ve been known to ride “Journey Into Imagination” together and sing along to all the songs. What better way to cheer her up than with a message of positivity from Figment?

How have you used imagination to survive #QuarantineLife?

painting of pink bleeding hearts and yellow daffodils

As #QuarantineLife began to engulf the entire country, I noticed that there was a resurgence in sending physical mail to help people feel connected to one another.

I was looking for a reason to paint again and remembered the stack of unused, blank watercolor greeting cards sitting in the corner. This seemed like the perfect way to bring some joy to friends and family while also giving me a reason to set aside time to paint.

Thus, my line of COVID Cards was born. Each card is custom designed for the recipient. By nature, I’m a designer, and work better with project scope. Picking specific people to design for gave me the focus I needed to be creative in a variety of ways.

I painted my very first COVID Card for my mother. As a little girl, I always looked forward to the daffodils blooming at Easter time, and the bleeding hearts we bought one year for Mother’s Day were always so beautiful. It seemed only right to put them on a card.