I am late today, I started this painting yesterday, I wanted to paint a dark red dress and I wanted a child. I find a line type drawing in a clip art, and thought I can do something with this.
I got the child part done. that was after using a gel medium to put tiny little pieces of newspaper all over the canvas and rubbing paint into the work. Then nothing would work, no colors of napkins were right nothing, I then decided to use a technique of transfer inages learned from nora for the background house, it is not a glued on house it is a transfer. then added some foilage. and the bird from napkins, and stencil little pink flowers from a paper doily. a butterfly. If you enlarge the image by clicking you can see the tiny patchwork of the news paper. I am 90% satisfied.
I did get time to shovel snow, do laundry, cook, but mainly do artful things.