One of my first designs, our Lotus flower card has a bright red cover, with a lacy flower against a turquoise window.
Open the card to an intricate 3-D scene of one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. Untouched by the mud, the lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind, and represents long life, health, honor and good luck.
The inspiration for this delicate, graceful card comes from a man I saw on a bike ride in Kandal, Cambodia. He was chest-deep in a lake, harvesting flowers for a ceremony. The colors, the smell and the heat of that day remain strong in my memory.
The Lotus flower has personal meaning for me, and is now our company logo.
A lotus flower begins growing at the bottom of a muddy, murky pool, and slowly emerges toward the surface, bursting out of the water into a beautiful blossom. During the night the lotus closes and sinks under the water, and emerges again with the sunlight of a new day. A card of hope and rebirth and beauty.
The lotus seeds contain perfectly formed leaves as miniatures of what they will become when it blooms. Its stem is flexible but does not break. As the lotus flower emerges from the mud, and up toward the surface it is completely unstained. In Buddhism, a lotus that has risen from the waters to open and bloom represents a person’s ability to welcome the Divine Truth. “Each day we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
Live like the Lotus.
No Mud, no Lotus.
Stay wild, Moonchild.