The First Noel

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.

copy treeHope everyone will spend a little time creating something fun for the holidays!