Star Trees

Christmas 2020

The search for The Christmas Card is always a daunting task each year. Trying to get something different but something that appeals to friends and family. I normally print and post a short run of cards. It's nice to give something when I don't send gifts or its simply too far to see them. This year especially with the restrictions of the call for Coffee and swop gifts due to Covid and government guidelines on mixing.

I played with several visions of of the the christmasy pet pictures and Star Wars figures with gifts etc.I did post one of these on Facebook, 'Alone at Christmas'. Nothing really did what I wanted it too. I was trying to avoid The Tree as it's my fall back Christmas Card. I'd created a background for the Christmas cards already with a star night sky. I definitely want to use this. I played around from a couple of days not really settling on anything or simply deleted the files.

I gave up and started playing with the stars and trees to break the chain of failures. The more I played with the simple tree idea the more the set came together. I just needed a change of direction. After all the magical mix of starts and the moon added to the Mother Earth in winter, created a magical mix of work. A set of three Star Trees and a Christmas Card.

It's an interesting idea and works so many other images and new skill learnt. It's always good to find a simple technique that gives a great result.

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