My great grandmother (my father's grandmother) loved cardinals and over the more than 90 years she was alive, she received many gifts with cardinals on them...pillows, salt shakers, figurines, rugs...but of course, it was the birds in her yard that she continued to love and cherish the most. I've got lots of cardinals in my back yard too, and it always improves my day to see them.
I picked one of my cardinal paintings to use as my advertisement in the Christmas shopping guide put out by Mississippi Magazine. This is the first major print ad I've invested in and I'm excited to see what sort of difference it makes.
Domestic turkey tail feather: 8" long