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.