Thursday, December 23, 2010

Spontaneous Art

This piece evolved and took on a life of it's own. It demanded to be made, and so I obliged!

While perusing Dollar Tree the other day, I spotted this gift bag and knew I had to have it. I was thinking I would just frame the two cardinals together or decoupage to a tray or something. Being from Kentucky, I've always been fond of Cardinals (although it is the state bird for 7 states!) and I just knew I had to have this image and do something with it.
I rummaged through my collection of thrift store frames and found this gem I got for $5. I separated the pair of Cardinals but then I needed something for the center opening. I thought I would easily find a poem about cardinals and Christmas, or cardinals and winter or something online, but I did not.....so I wrote my own. Yes, I wrote my very first poem, or at least my first in more years than I could possibly imagine. So, here is it is (be gentle with your feedback, lol), and my final wall hanging.

Cardinals always seem to me,

The ornaments of winter’s tree.

A shock of red against the snow,

Joyfully singing wherever they go.

True gifts of winter are the cardinal pair,

Flying about without a care.

5 comments:

  1. Bravo Chrissie...I love your poem and love the art. You are just too talented for words.
    Farley

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  2. The art piece and the poetry are amazing. You are definitely coming into your own, sweetie!

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  3. Your picture is lovely Chrissie and your poem is great. Happy Christmas. Annette x

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  4. I love this! Such a wonderful idea!

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  5. WOW - you are quite talented! I'm always amazed at your "trash" to treasure, and now a poet too!

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