Laurie Blum an American painter & gardener visited Iran three times from 2003-2005. She was the first person allowed to paint on the grounds of the Garden of Paradise, Hafez's Tomb, and Sa'adi's Tomb after the guards fell in love with her work. She has met dignitaries from Iran and has been invited to exhibit at The United Nations, The National Arts Club, and Hafez' tomb. Her love for Persian Miniatures, Hafez and the Persian language began when she was young and continues today.

Art work by Laurie Blum: laurieblum.com

Music by Blake Woessner: buffaloson.com

Aired on Voice of America - Persian News Network

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