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Barn Door Notecard


Each of our cards is blank on the inside for your personal messages, while the back features an educational and informative story that compliments the artwork on the front. You can read the back of the card below under the description.

Cards are printed on high-quality 100% recycled paper (minimum 50% post-consumer). The inks used in printing are vegetable-oil-based. Each card measures 41/2" x 61/4".

Web images are displayed with Acorn Designs' faint watermark but actual cards are printed and shipped without the watermark.

Wholesale customers, please order by 1/2 dozen or dozen.

Made in the USA

The following description appears on the back of your notecard.


Barn Door

Grape tendrils curling over an old barn door, bright green leaves shining in the sun, soft grays and oranges in the weathering wood. Life and decay side by side; the cycle of life and death continues.

Life does persevere; plant life creeps over an unused building, grass grows out of cracks in concrete, coyote and peregrine falcons now live near or in cities. This passion for life shows us that there really is no separation between the world of nature and the world of humans. Life continues, as if the very struggle itself brings strength.

We as humans can learn from this passion for life. We can take on that struggle ourselves; to live as humans on this planet and to live as fully connected and present as we possibly can. We are, after all, not so far removed from our hunter-gatherer roots, with instincts and perceptions that are remnants from that time.

Perhaps it is good to let our wildness intermingle with our civilization.

Bente King © 2003

text by Beth Bannister