For this lesson I layered vintage papers on top of mixed media paper, gluing a layer down with my glue stick.  I then added a layer of acrylic paint to paint in the background, allowing some of the vintage papers to show through the paint.  I then loosely used a reference image (it's below if you would like to use it, too) of a lady holding two birds. I sketched it out with a black stabilo pencil and then began painting it in.  Once sketched out I no longer used the reference image, but worked intuitively, creating a very painterly painting.  

It's impossible to explain creativity. It's like asking a bird, 'How do you fly?' You just do.
- Eric Jerome Dickey

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