The delightful holly (poinsettia) has become a symbol of the Christmas holidays with its green foliage topped with bright flowers. Although the bloom isn’t a true flower and is really made up of special colored leaves, called bracts, these cheery flowers add a splash of color during the holidays. Bloom color ranges from pure white to shades of pink and red with many variegated varieties. Native to the mountains of Mexico, this Christmas flower has a colorful history.
According to Mexican legend, a young girl named Maria and her brother Pablo were the first to discover the poinsettia. The two children were very poor and could not afford a gift to bring to the Christmas Eve festival. Not wanting to arrive empty handed, the two children stopped beside the road and gathered a bouquet of weeds. When they arrived at the festival, they were chided by other children for their meager gift. But, when they placed the weeds beside the Christ Child in the manger, the poinsettia plants burst into brilliant red blooms.
Lapis Lazuli encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one's truth and inspires confidence.
- Acrylic painting on canvas.
- 8" X 8" X 1-1/2" (unframed)
- Framing option is available. I offer a custom floater frame from a local framing shop. It is solid wood in an antique gold finish which complements the painting very well with a dash of elegance. Please allow 2 weeks for your piece to be custom framed and shipped. It will arrive ready to hang.
- If you decide to purchase the painting without framing, please allow 5 business days for your painting to be shipped. The sides of the canvas are painted to match the background color and it will arrive ready to hang.