Dr Dolan's story, printed on this Poetic Art Card, "Bello, Bello": Bello, the name of a beautiful boy. His face appears from yesteryear; a world of Baroque courts and horse-run carriages. People commonly walked on the earth, breathed the purest air, and acted on instinct then. As I began painting him, I felt a presence with me, whispering words of rich culture and a time passed. I tapped into it and began unapologetically flirting with androgyny. I let go of all confinement and restriction from the gender roles that we play. He has a feminine, androgynous look, as many strong men of his time had. It makes me think, if all of us were to live as our truest selves, the world would turn with such ease and happiness.
His essence represents a balance of many life qualities. A youthfulness that seems beyond its years; a robust masculinity that can only be fully enjoyed through his graceful femininity. No boundaries, driven for fashion, style and high art. A moment, taken from time, shared on canvas. He wants us to know that his legacy of living a full and rich life, can be shared by all who open their hearts. Put your insecurities on a ship that sails back to yesterday. Let them stay there, behind you. As for today, grow a rich beautiful garden of life in the center of your soul. Find your truest, most enchanted self, and let it bloom with sweet fragrance for the world to enjoy. Embrace your truest self, and you too will be Bello, Bello beautiful.
Dr Franky Dolan
ABOUT POETIC ART CARDS/MINI ART PRINTS: (Cards can be framed as little art prints! Non-folding, postcard format!)
Dr Franky Dolan's touching writing style has been published in numerous magazines, for his unique ability to provoke nostalgia and inspiration. He had a dream of creating these little cards, which can be shared abundantly, all for the purpose of lifting the heavy hearts of the world. He created an entire series of deeply beautiful poetic stories that accompany his original paintings and creations. Now, those powerful images and poetic stories come together in one easily shared package. These are much more than just simple greeting cards, they are true works of literature and visual art.
Each card is printed in a one-sheet (non-folded) format that can be handled like beautiful little art prints, framed and hung on the wall; or they can be traded or shared like traditional collectable cards. In order to maximize the flexibility of these cards, they come as a single sheet of glossy cardstock paper, like a postcard format. The backside has the accompanying poetic story, with enough open space for you to write your own little sweet notes to someone special. Complimentary crisp white envelopes are included for every card.
DETAILS: The cards measure a standard 5.5" by 4.25". ...What fun to have and to share these little magical works of art!