The love and trust between this maiden and her mythical companions is palpable. The misty morning calm has provided the perfect excuse for a stroll with a tiny golden dragon and mighty gryphon.
In addition to the full color artwork on the front of the card, there is subtly shaded fantasy art on the inside, as well as a coordinating envelope with even more illustrations. Other than the artwork, the card is blank, so you can add your own message.
This card is produced on recycled paper using vegetable oil based ink. The card measures 6 3/4" by 4 3/4".
Who is the artist? This card is based on a work by the English artist Anne Stokes. Anne specializes in bringing fantasy subjects to life, whether they be fairies, dragons, unicorns, or completely new creatures drawn from her own imagination.
What exactly is a gryphon? A gryphon is a mythological creature. Its front half is an eagle (the king of the birds), and its hindquarters are a lion (the king of the beasts). You don't see them much these days, but they were frequently found in European heraldry of the Middle Ages. Example of gryphons can also be found in earlier cultures, notable Greek and Roman, and even as far back as ancient Egypt.