Sunday, March 24, 2019
(Lil) Lil Project: Cardinal Art via Post
I turned 44 last week and received a birthday gift from my aunt and uncle. In addition to a really cool necklace and earrings from the Mill City Museum, I received a birthday message written on a cardinal notecard.
The cardinal notecard had a lot going for it: cool, modern lines; the way it featured a female cardinal (most cardinal art features the showier male); a turquoise background (currently can't get enough turquoise); and the fact that it was chosen with love for a niece obsessed with cardinals
"I need to put this little birdie in a black frame to join some of its friends," I thought to myself. And then, our Saturday was kind of expansively empty in the best possible way and the sun was shining so I took a walk to The Pink Elephant, the hospital resale shop here in Pleasantville. For $1.00, I found a black frame with the subtlest red/rust accents and knew it fit the bill (or beak). After walking home, I got out my glass cleaner and spiffed up the frame. Then, I chose a piece of cardstock from my home stash for the background, popped the notecard into place, and added the new frame to a little cardinal vignette I've got going in the library.