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Living World - girl rainbow chickens print by Katie m. Berggren
Living World - girl rainbow chickens print by Katie m. Berggren


 
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12x12 Print Price (choose size): $32.00

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Message from the Artist: I have a tenderness for chickens. It may be due to playing Minecraft with my young sons, where I love to gather a flock of chickens, giving them love through seeds and collecting their eggs. I love that when you hold seeds, the chickens gleefully follow you for miles through the trees and grass, until you get to the little farm you created for them.
Maybe I like chickens because I grew up with a whole pile of red hens and one rooster. A pen full of Rhode Island Reds, and a chicken house that was hot and smelly. I would bravely collect eggs from the nests in the house, while the flock would watch from the roosts above. They would be half asleep, warm and safe, babbling, but not threatening.
In real life, over a month ago, I was happy when my oft-absent neighbor suddenly acquired a small flock of 7 chickens. Each a different pretty breed. I loved peeking over the fence at them, they were so cute. They grew and wandered, without a hen house. They somehow survived that first month of nights, and shortly, two of the chickens were discovered to be roosters.
Even when the roosters found their adolescent squeaky voices and began waking my husband and I 2-3 times in the wee hours of every morning for several weeks, I just couldn’t hold a grudge against those chickens. I didn’t mind listening to them babble and they even jumped their fence many times, wandering the sidewalks. Since my neighbor is nearly never home, it was I who led them back into their yard.
The little red hen, in particular, seemed to be fond of me and would run along eagerly behind me as I led her to her gate. Back home to her grey, white, black and mottled grey & white brothers and sisters. I felt ultimately admired as she followed me happily. And satisfied to know that I’d saved her by getting her back home.
One night I woke to the night-shattering sound of terrified hens. The cacophony went on for a couple hours, they screamed like children in the night, it was awful. Lying wide-eyed and whimpering in my bed as I heard what I guessed to be raccoons certainly ransacking the little open “pen” my (now it seemed irresponsible chicken-owning) neighbor had put together for his pets. A pen on the ground with branches for a roof, no solid walls, no roosts, no real protection from the night’s visitors.
I was heartbroken, listening, but having no connection to this mysterious new neighbor, I dared not go into his backyard in the middle of the night.
Waking bleary-eyed, I felt like I’d been witness to a crime. I peered through the fence throughout the next few days to see what appeared to be feathers everywhere and one lone red hen, standing amongst them. My heart felt so sad for her. I wished she would jump the fence so that I could sit and pet her and tell her I was so sorry for what she’d witnessed. I can’t imagine what her eyes have seen.
Currently, the little red hen, her spirit broken, meanders around the yard alone. Her sisters taken; her two protective brothers gone. She has taken to roosting at night in the tree in my yard, and I’m so happy to see her there.
I wrote this story because those little chickens were valued, by me – they were real little living loves who wandered and explored and didn’t hurt anyone. I feel sad when I think about them. I created this piece as a little rainbow celebration of those chickens – a worthy addition to Mother Nature’s living world – and I gave them their own house, too.

A print from the Wild Tenderness Collection. Your print will NOT have a printed watermark on it, of course.




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~Prints are made from original paintings.
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~Canvas prints ship in 4-6 days.


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Paper Prints are created on smooth, heavy, matte (not shiny) paper. Archival means they are acid-free and will last a lifetime. Paper prints are autographed and packaged in an acid-free sleeve. Prints up to 12x12 inches include an acid-free board for safe arrival in a stiff mailer. 13x19 inch prints are sleeved, rolled and shipped in a heavy-duty tube. If your order includes a 13x19 inch print, additional prints will also be rolled.

Choose THIN or THICK margins on your paper print (see image above) ~ thick margins act as a “mat” or “spacer” when your print is framed. Thin margins allow for a larger printed image and can be framed with or without a mat.


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Stretched Canvas Prints
are on high quality cotton for amazing sharpness and quality. Stretched Canvas Prints have 1.5-inch edges printed in a rich dark color (NO white margins). Stretched Canvas Prints are the closest option you can get to an original painting.

Stretched Canvas Prints are wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. They arrive with a hanging wire on the back. No framing necessary.

Please allow 4-6 days
for your Stretched Canvas Print to be carefully created before shipping. See Stretched Canvas Print Samples


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5 of 5 Thank you from Australia August 10, 2020
Reviewer: Kelly from South Australia  
Wonderful print that was safely packaged to arrive all the way in Australia.  My daughter loves it as the resemblance to her is uncanny

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5 of 5 Stunning and Vibrant August 3, 2020
Reviewer: Merry Convery from Portland, OR United States  
I've been a long time collector of Katie's work.  This piece touched my heart in such a special way and when I saw her posting about this painting, I knew I had to have it.  The painting reminds me of a couple of things:  our hen "mama" who recently passed away.  It may sound weird, but she was the most amazing chicken companion.  Honestly, she behaved more like a dog--  hanging out on the deck on the dog beds even!  She was so so sweet.  The red hen in this painting is mama.  :-)  My daughter, who is 16, was one of mama's biggest fans.  Who would have also guessed that she is an even bigger fan of rainbows and full of PRIDE.  This painting all around was meant for me...and that is what I love about Katie's paintings...somehow...someway...sometimes...they are exactly what I need.  (insert biggest heart ever here!)

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5 of 5 Gorgeous as always! July 26, 2020
Reviewer: Heather Fullam from Fairfax, VT United States  
I love Katie’s art so much. I had hoped to snag this original in the release but I wasn’t quick enough.

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