I had been fumbling with a ‘winter tree’ challenge for the Art Techniques ATC Yahoo Group monthly challenge..
This lovely lady is an image from a bag of Ethiopian coffee, (thanks again Carol oxo). I decided it would make a nice start for the Theme Thursday “Green and Brown” Challenge. Well, as one thing is known to lead to many others, here is my Green and Brown Winter Tree Artist Trading Card (ATC).
The ATC needed a little something else, so I Googled Ethiopia, it turns out there is a much loved song dating back to 1849 called The Old Pine Tree. Had I found out that tidbit before I used a security envelope as background with green vellum glued over it, I might have used part of the music sheet.
This came together as so many pieces do, one step leading me to the next. I also found out that Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world and that the coffee bean is thought to have originated there.