Just for fun this evening I painted this little Christmas scene on a piece of cardboard. I use a lot of recycled materials in my art and have a huge stash of cardboard pieces. I love the texture and thickness of cardboard…sometimes I will strip away the first layer so the corrugated layer becomes exposed. Acrylics tend to soak into cardboard quickly so I mixed water with the paint while applying. The First Noël is a favorite Christmas song of mine. I added words that express the meaning of the holiday to me. As I was painting this piece I felt as if this piece could be an easy, fun project using recycled materials for families to create together. The trees I made from old book pages. Even buttons could be glued to the trees.