I wish we had some red cardinals on the west coast. I would be so thrilled to see one (I may be turning into a bird geek ...). Sometimes it feels odd to be painting an animal that’s not local but I couldn’t resist this guy (plus red is my favourite colour to paint with). I’m trying to get ready for the upcoming busy Christmas season and next month’s Christmas Refresh Market. Are there any other wee birds (or critters) that you’d like to see me paint?