Chrysalis Cards

Many of Jan’s images have been printed in plain, no text greeting cards, except Canyon Yule, which has a Solstice greeting. Perfect as greeting cards or to mat and frame as gifts or for your own enjoyment.

Look for hidden animals or ancient beings in many of them.

Cost per card is $3 with free shipping. For an order of 8 assorted or same cards, cost is $20 with free shipping.

Jan Wright
13602 Road 33.6
Mancos CO 81328
970-882-3130
jan@janwrightwatercolors.com

Choose from any of these painting series:

  • Canyon Narrows

    We are drawn to what is beyond the next bend in the canyon. What can be seen in the forms and layers of canyon walls?

  • Southwest Landscapes

    Colors seem to intensify in desert landscapes. Ancient dwellings still speak of life today.

  • Visonary and Spiritual

    We feel the presence of ancient spirit beings amidst the stark beauty and solitude of ancient places.

  • The Four Directions

    We honor the sacred Four Directions, each with their own color, elements, and animals, and we seek their wisdom.


Canyon Narrows Series

Canyons hold mystery. What is around the next corner always intrigues us and leads us to wonder. Many of the Canyon Narrows hold spirit beings in the textures, shadows, and reflections that may have a message for us.


Spirit Horse Canyon

(with Horse galloping)

card 4 x 9″

O great Spirit Horse,
awaken us to your Power, Freedom, and exuberance to gallop across the Land.
We hear your spirit hooves thundering off deep canyon walls. We see your Light reflected by Day and Night.
We feel within us the Power and Freedom to move forward.

Spirit Horse Canyon

Hummingbird Hollow

 

card 5 X 7″

Hidden Hummingbird brings Joy to the canyons of our of Life, reminding us to taste of the sweet nectars.

 

Hummingbird Hollow

(hummingbird)

card 5×7


Crow Canyon II

card 5×7″

The magic of Raven takes us deep into the dark canyons of our soul

Crow Canyon II

The Grand

The magnificence of the Grand Canyon makes us soar like an Eagle, touching great Beauty and Peace, yet knowing the fragility of Life within canyon walls.

The Grand II

Grand Canyon, Arizona

card 5×7″


Canyon Yule

card 5 x 7″

Inside caption:

“Winter’s stillness
embraces the seed
of Spring’s rebirth.”

Canyon Yule


Southwest Landscapes

The deserts of the Southwest hold many secrets. Some speak of ancient past life, while some cling to life now.


Agave

Magnificient and huge, this bigger than life Agave has survived hundreds of years in this spectacular, desert wilderness.

‘Agave’

Big Bend National Park, Texas

card 5 x 7″


‘Ancient Living Window’

Monument Valley, Utah & Arizona

card 5×7″

A window of ancient juniper looks into the wild, stark beauty of Monument Valley.
Ancient Living Window

Above Chinle Wash
Ancestral Puebloan site of Poncho House through a high window.

‘Above Chinle Wash’

Navajo Reservation, Utah

card 5×7″


‘Pueblo Dawn’

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

card 4×6″

Stark morning light finds a lone grandmother sitting at sunrise.
Puebl Dawn

Before the Pueblo Wakes

card 5 X 7″

Pastel morning light shines on Taos.

‘Before the Pueblo Wakes’

Taos, New Mexico

card 5×7


‘Vernal Moonrise’

Monument Valley, Utah & Arizona

card 4×6″

Magical inspiration as the Sun set and the Moon rose.
Vernal Moonrise

Moonrise Over Walpi

The ancient, mystical Hopi home on the edge.

‘Moonrise over Walpi’

First Hopi Mesa, Arizona

card 4×6″


‘Sunrise Sentinels’

Arches National Park, Utah

card 4×6″

They seem to whisper in the magic stillness.
Sunrise Sentinels

Visionary and Spiritual

Spirit Beings sometimes show up when least expected within these Southwest landscapes and ancient dwellings.


Weaving the Cosmos Card

card 4 x 10″

In many Native traditions, Grandmother Spider weaves the delicate yet strong Web of Life. Some believe the sky to be a woven basket into which the stars were placed at the time of Creation. The warp threads move upward into Father Sky; the weft is the woven path of Stars, Sun, and Moon to shine down their Light and blessings upon us.
Weaving the Cosmos

Mother Earth Grieves

Solid as stone, yet fragile as She is, Mother Earth grieves for the loss of her Children, be they human, animal, bird, fish, tree, plant, or insect.

Mother Earth Grieves

card 5×7″


‘Talavi’ Morning Singer

card 5×7″

From deep within a Kiva, a blue Light filters down. Is that a Kachina ascending to welcome in the New Day?
Talavi

Emergence, Hopi Pot From a Hopi pot ascend many Kachina Spirits to honor Taawa, the Sky Father.

“Emergence” Hopi Pot

card 5×7″


Chaco Grandmother Spirit

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, New Mexico

card 4×6″

We feel your presence within these Chaco walls.
Crescent moon and Pleiades shine down to you telling that you are not forgotten.

Chaco Grandmother Spirit

Deer Spirt Dancers

O Ancient Ones, we can almost hear the drumbeat, the rattles, the jingle of deertoes, and your low chanting as you honor and lure the deer to your ancient hunting grounds.

Deer Spirits of Pueblo Bonito

Great Kiva, Chaco Canyon Hational HIstoric Park, New Mexico

card 4×6″


Bear Mediace over Chaco Canyon O Great Bear, you bless and watch over this sacred, ancient place. Your healing powers are felt.

Bear Medicine over Chaco Canyon

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, New Mexico

card 4×6″


Tsankawi Pot

Tsankawi, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

card 4×6″

Ancient Ones of Tsankawi of Bandelier, you created this pot and these petroglyphs
which now emerge and bless this place.
Tsankawi Pot

Corn Maiden of Bandelier You watch over your canyon where your many children once lived and worked and played and held ceremony.
We are here now to honor your gifts.

Corn Maiden of Bandelier

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

card 4×6″


Deer Dancer of Bandelier

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

card 4×6″

We hear the heartbeat drummed as you emerge from the Kiva, great Deer Dancers. We honor your presence in this sacred canyon.
Deer Dancers

Corn Maiden Grinding Beneath ancient ruins of Bandelier, we sense your presence; we hear the grinding of your corn; we honor you who once lived and did ceremony in this sacred canyon.

Corn Maiden Grinding

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

card 4×6″



Four Directions

Many cultures honor the four sacred directions, Father Sky, and Mother Earth. Different colors and symbolism represent each of the directions. These paintings came from Jan’s spiritual connection to the animals and colors found in her studies of the Four Directions.


North

Winter ~ Vision ~ Wisdom

card 4×6

In Hopi Legend, our Dreams, Visions, and Remembrance Of our True Nature are lovingly taken from us at Birth, And stored in the Crystal Land of the North. Here the Grandmothers and Grandfathers keep them safe until we are strong enough in the world to call them back to ourselves. Then each Vision Animal gently speaks to us of Who We Truly Are and releases our dreams through Crystals and Rainbow Light.
North

East Mother Earth gives birth to the Sun in the form of Squash Blossom, representing new life, creativity, and fertility. Hummingbird tastes the sweet nectars of Life, brings Joy to all, and pollinates the flower. The Rainbow Sky is filled with Butterfly joy and transformation

East

Spring ~ New Beginnings

card 4×6


South

~ Summer ~ Strength
~ Courage ~ Passion

card 4×6

Red Tail Hawk grasps the fiery Sun of the South; Badger helps us gain strength and courage to face our fears; Snake reminds us to shed old ways which no longer serve us; Coyote tells us to bring humor and Light to all we do; Ancients speak to us of our ancestry and connection to All there is.
South

West As we release our darkness, grief, and pain, Raven carries them on iridescent wings into the Rainbow Light for transformation and renewal. In the Haida Legend, Raven steals the sun to return it to the People so Life can prosper.

West

~ Fall ~ Going Within

card 4×6


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