Melissa Lee Sisk

$12.00 USD

Bleeding Hearts || Bleeding Heart floral art print

Image of Bleeding Hearts || Bleeding Heart floral art print

True to their name and appearance, these tiny, voluptuous flowers carry bold, dramatic cultural meanings, from expressing deep, strong emotions to being rejected by a lover.

The folklore story associated with these flowers begins with a prince and a princess. Trying to win her love, the prince presents a variety of gifts to her: white petal earrings, two pink bunnies, and white, satin slippers. All of these gifts are represented in the shape and color of the petals. No matter what he gave her, she spurned his love, so, broken-hearted, he pierced a knife through his heart. The spot where he died is where the first bleeding heart flowers are said to have bloomed.

This illustration was created as part of a 30-day art challenge, and each print is linked with a song. For this print, it's “Samson” by Regina Spektor. (


// Description:
- Hand drawn with Copic Markers.
- Frames in photos are not included in the purchase.

// Size:
- 6 x 6” (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

// Process:
- Printed on heavyweight archival matte paper (230g) with a soft feel.
- The illustration is sent flat in a protected rigid envelope to make sure it arrives to you in perfect conditions.
- Please allow 3-5 days of processing time before shipping. If you absolutely need an item shipped quicker than that, please message to see if I can accommodate you!

// Additional notes:
- I do take custom orders for other floral, fruit, or vegetable designs. Please contact me for additional details!