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Chicago painter Barbara Raidl started selling miniature versions of her work for two reasons: “I had a newfound love of silk­screening and was on a quest to find a greeting card that didn’t suck.” Well, fair enough. That revelation came in 2009 and was helped alo ng by the fact that her naturalist-meets-Andy Warhol images of delicate branches, cherry blossoms, and hugging bears look stellar on a small scale, inked in unexpected colors on thick, cheerily hued cardstock. “I have this desire to ... READ MORE

Chicago painter Barbara Raidl started selling miniature versions of her work for two reasons: “I had a newfound love of silk­screening and was on a quest to find a greeting card that didn’t suck.” Well, fair enough. That revelation came in 2009 and was helped alo ng by the fact that her naturalist-meets-Andy Warhol images of delicate branches, cherry blossoms, and hugging bears look stellar on a small scale, inked in unexpected colors on thick, cheerily hued cardstock. “I have this desire to push my silk­screen to do more than the medium is expected to do,” explains Barbara. “Why not make a piece so beautiful someone would rather frame it than send it?” Though we have to say—if you’re considering keeping one of her cards for yourself, maybe grab two—because just think how happy it’ll make someone to get it in the mail. —courtney conway

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