TAURUS, the BULL April 20 thru May 20 Birthday Shadow Zodiac Constellations Line Drawing Hand Embossed & Hammered Greeting Art Card

TAURUS, the BULL April 20 thru May 20 Birthday Shadow Zodiac Constellations Line Drawing Hand Embossed & Hammered Greeting Art Card



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  • Materials: card stock, silver embossing ink

►► Design Patents Pending 2014-2019 ►► CELESTIAL COLLECTION: ddots® Shadow Constellations with Greek Mythology/Astrology Illustrations, ddots® Shadow Constellations Sun Catchers (ACEOs, Frameable Art, Floating Frames), ddots® Shadow Constellations Table and Floor Lamp Shades

Designs by Dorana H. Brunhammer ©2009-2019 Handmade by Dorana, DDOTS ®


- Textured Card with ddots® Hammered Shadow Constellations

SIZE: 5"X7"

INK: ColorBox Metal Extra Pigment Ink - This premium quality metallic pigment ink is acid free; archival; water based; and fade resistant.

** NOW HAND EMBOSSED Creating a permanent, raised finish

TEXTURED CARD STOCK: Midnight Blue, white core with white blank insides

INSERT: each card includes a removable 4"X6" Mohawk Superfine Note Card for personalization allowing you to leave your personal message and allow the recipient to frame or hang their Shadow Art Card in their favorite window.

SHIPPING: Shipped in a rigid, crush proof mailer for protection. Delivery confirmation is included in shipping costs.

Latin : Taurus (the Bull)
Greek : Tauros (the Bull)
Sumerian : GU.AN.NA (the Bull of Heaven)

Latin : Suculae (the Suckling Pigs)
Greek : Hyades (the Rainy Ones)

Latin : Vergiliae
Greek : Pleiades (the Ladies of Plenty)
Akkadian : Zappu (the Bristle)
Sumerian : MUL.MUL (the Stars)

BULL ZEUS When the Phoenician princess Europa was playing by the sea shore, Zeus approached her in the guise of a bull and, tempting her to climb onto his back, carried her away to the island of Crete. (Hyginus 2.21 on Euripides)

COW IO The Argive princess Io was loved by Zeus, who transformed her into a cow to hide her from the jealous gaze of his wife Hera. She was nevertheless recognised by the goddess who set a maddening gladfly to torment her that drive her wandering to Egypt. There Io was restored to human form and gave birth to her son Epaphos. As a memorial of her trials, Io was set amongst the stars as the constellation "Taurus." (Hyginus 2.21)

HYADES Five nymphs whose stars outline the face of the bull Taurus. They were nurses of the god Dionysus who were awarded for their service with a place amongst the stars of heaven. Their rising heralded the onset of the rainy season in Greece. Some say they were teary nymphs placed in the heavens following the death of their brother Hyas, who was killed by a lion. Presumably this Hyas and the lion were represented by the constellations Aquarius and Leo. (Hyginus 2.21 on Pherecydes)

PLEIADES Seven nymphs whose stars form the "tail of the Bull" Taurus. The sisters were placed amongst the stars by the god Zeus, after the lustful giant Orion had pursued them across the earth for seven years. Orion was also set in heaven, but doomed to continue a futile chase for all eternity. (Hyginus 2.21 ; Aratus 254)


IMAGE STAMP: each Greek Mythology Astrology Constellation Illustration is hand-carved by the artist depicting mostly god-favored (or cursed) heroes and beasts who received a place in the heavens in memorial of their deeds. They were regarded, as semi-divine spirits, living, conscious entities who strode across the heavens.

DDOTS® SHADOW CONSTELLATIONS: each group of celestial bodies, usually stars, which appear to form a pattern or picture in the sky is created by the use of special tools, NOT hole punchers, and a hammer. Each constellation is hammered to exact scale and proportion to it's neighboring Mythological constellations - each one a little work of art.

Designs by Dorana H. Brunhammer ©2009-2014 Handmade by Dorana, DDOTS ®


** NOW HAND EMBOSSED for beautiful raised, permanent texture.

I am delighted to introduce this new collection of the Greek Constellations combined with my ddots® Shadows. I have chosen a beautiful metallic ink on dark textured paper to showcase this new technique and am excited to continue creating the other 88 celestial groups!

The image is lovely on its own, but as you open the card, you'll find lovely Sun Catcher inside of your constellation!

Check out the other beautiful shadows of the stars in fine art, floating frame window sun catchers, and table and floor lamps!

Have a special request? Send me a convo with the Zodiac or Greek Constellation figure you'd like to send to someone special or as a beautiful piece of artwork for your home.


The colors in the listings may be different then they appear on your monitor depending on your screen settings. I do not use color enhancing software in my photo editing and use natural light in my photography to try to depict the real color! If you receive a product and are disappointed in the color - let me know so that I can make it right!

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Designs by Dorana H. Brunhammer ©2009-2014 Handmade by Dorana
All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Design may not be reproduced by any process without the expressed written permission of the artist.

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Kristin Vitale May 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful card and my sister loved it when she opened it for her birthday. It was wonderfully packaged and arrived on time and in perfect condition. I would highly recommend!

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5 out of 5 stars

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