Abstract Nature Art with Heart

14 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Abstract Nature Art with Heart

14 Sales

Elena Maria Sabo

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Elena Maria Sabo

Announcement    10% of profit goes back to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in San Diego.


Last updated on Jun 12, 2018

10% of profit goes back to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in San Diego.


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  • Kristen KaBe on Jun 10, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    I am sooooo pleased with my new painting! STAND TALL!! The colors are so vibrant and the painting certainly displays the talent of the artist! In the background... very very subtly it says "Stand Tall". I Love This!! Great quality and was delivered right away! I truly believe that this artist will be well known, if not already, very soon and I am proud to own and love STAND TALL! This painting is a one and only unique piece and I will cherish it always!! THANK YOU!

  • kevinjohnson8130 on Apr 26, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with this painting. Will buy another one.

About StandTallArt

Sales 14
On Etsy since 2017

I never set out with the intention to become an artist; it’s just something that happened to me.

I picked up painting again as a therapeutic outlet during my recovery from a devastating car accident in 2013. I broke many bones, nearly lost my foot and was technically left “disabled” from it. My car accident happened after I abruptly stopped taking medication for my bipolar type two (bipolar depression). During my recovery period, I experienced debilitating depression and anxiety, and painting helped soothe those feelings and creating gave me a sense of hope and purpose.

Fast forward a few months later and I found myself back in the corporate world- constantly questioning my purpose. One day on a conference call, I started obsessively doodling Saguaro Cacti. I couldn’t stop. I don’t even know where it came from! I spent days thinking about why I was drawing these plants and then it hit me—I was inspired by the cactus because of its strength.

Saguaros are magnificent beings. They can grow upwards to 70 feet tall in the harsh, desert environment and can live for more than 150 years. The Sonoran Desert environment can make even the strongest of man perish, and yet, these plants thrive there!

After reading about the Saguaro, it dawned on me as to why I was so inspired by them. They are my spirit plant! They were given a less-than ideal environment to live in, but they stand tall regardless. They became my inspiration for living with mental illness. Just because I was given a difficult mental environment, doesn’t mean that I can’t thrive—I can if I continue to believe in myself and remind myself to “Stand Tall,” just like the Saguaro.

As someone with both a physical and mental “disability,” I’m hoping to make the Saguaro a symbol of hope and strength to those individuals living with ALL types of disabilities, because anyone can thrive if they remember to believe in themselves.

Stand Tall, Elena

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  • Ego Id media

    San Diego, CA

    Digital printing services

  • Spirit Printing Services

    Chula Vista, CA

    They create the prints from a digital file.

  • Sticker Mule

    NY, United States A partner that turns images into stickers, amongst other things.

  • vistaprint

    Boston, MA

    Vistaprint provides the printing of my greeting cards.

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