The Laurel Witch by Laura Daub - Cross Stitch Patterns, Paintings and Art Dolls
The Laurel Witch by Laura Daub - Cross Stitch Patterns, Paintings and Art Dolls
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Instant Digital Download - Descendants
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Instant Digital Download - Descendants

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Print this out Yourself! Digital Download of an original Black and White Illustration

***For personal use only. Please the end of this listing for instructions on downloading and printing your file once you purchase the file.***



I grew up with the story that my Scottish grandmother was related to Mary, Queen of Scots 1542 – 1587, otherwise known as Mary Stuart or Mary 1 of Scotland.

Despite not truly knowing it’s validity - it doesn’t really matter - It could be just a neat story that was told, as an Artist and Designer with a passion for textile work, I was enamoured to find that she herself was an embroiderer and created hauntingly beautiful pieces during her time of captivity - for 19 years - the Prison Embroideries, with messages sewn into her work, as has been done throughout history. They remind me of tarot cards and I feel each one could have a meaning beyond what you see or read beyond the subtle references to her situation pitted against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth 1.

I’m working on several pieces related to her and one I just completed was this self-portrait called Descendants. I chose to use the motto from the central panel in the Marian hanging to put in her belt representing the ribbon - Virescit Vulnere Virtus - that is used in the Stuart/Stewart Clan Crest to this day.

Virescit Vulnere Virtus translates to Courage grows strong at a wound.

As a breast cancer survivor, this was meaningful to me.

Visit my website blog at for more information on this subject as well as a link that will take you to see her beautiful work.


Downloading and Printing Instructions:

Your file will be available to you after your payment is confirmed. 
You will automatically be emailed a download link for you to download and save the file to your computer. I'd suggest the easiest way to download it is on your computer, not a phone, as you are limited in the number of times you can download the file. 

Once you save the file to your computer (check your download folder if you can't find it), you can either print it out at home or send the file to your local professional printer or even a business office supplier printer like Staples! I would suggest printing the file on a good quality 8 1/2" * 11" white presentation paper or white card-stock or photo paper. I prefer Matte paper, but the print also looks good on glossy photo paper. It's totally up to you!

I'd suggest to print it out with the Black and White setting, but you can try colour as well. 

The file prints out to be framed nicely in an 8" * 10" mat opening and looks great framed in a larger frame like the second photo in this listing.  

Terms of Use for all Digital Downloads:

"People need art in their houses. They don't need Bed Bath and Beyond dentist-office art. They need weird stuff" -Ezra Croft.

Since 2012, creating prints of my original paintings has always been important to me to make sure my work can reach many audiences at affordable prices. I feel everyone should be able to have the choice to fill their homes with artwork that has grabbed their attention, perhaps reflects their unique taste and lifestyle, and in the case of my work, maybe even conjures up some feelings of magic, myth and wonder like it does for me when I create it.  That being said, I realize offering digital prints opens my work up to the potential of file sharing and much worse, so please take the time to note the following:

- Please use only for personal use and to print it only as intended - Art for your walls.
- All my images are copyrighted and protected. Do not crop or alter the image in any way, including the name and title included in the digital file or use any portion of it in other artwork.
- Please do not share this file. Please direct anyone interested to my shop instead!
- No refunds are available for digital files. If you have an issue with the digital file, please contact me and I will resend the file if needed.

Thank you for your consideration and your support of the Arts!