A friend who is organizing a charity auction asked me to paint a birdhouse for the auction. When she first asked me a few months ago I was hesitant because I’ve never done anything like it. Finally I said I would try and would paint birds on it. That is what got me painting birds on little canvases, I was practicing for this. But then I quickly realized that people were really interested in the little 4 and 5 inch bird painting so I did more and branched out into other wildlife. They were a huge success at my holiday show/sale. The size and price point appealed to people. I’ll have to thank my friend for helping me discover this niche.