This illustration was created in Illustrator. I did a painting of an old house and then, because I liked the pillars, I saved a new version and deleted everything but the pillars. I then added the porch railing. After that I discovered a grass brush I hadn't tried so I tried it. Then, as the picture had a lonely feeling, I added the night sky and the water. The sky was too empty so I decided a full moon would give it a sense of mystery and strangeness but, after I added the moon it was too strange so I added the butterfly.
The star was an afterthought because somehow, the butterfly led to an image of the wishing star.