Under the Sycamore Trees
I've been racking my brain trying to come up with an easy way to incorporate sycamore trees into the theme decor without having to build a bunch of them. In the show Twin Peaks, the entrance to the Black Lodge is surrounded by a ring of sycamore trees.
It finally hit me that I should make paper bag lanterns. They are cheap (because I have overspent my budget), easy (because I am running out of time) and I've had it on my "to do" list for years (but it never fit into my theme).
Sat down with a set of paper bags, a paint brush, and black paint. I started looking for free spooky tree clip art. Didn't find any I was overly crazy about, and became impatient. Decided I would throw caution to the wind, and just paint them by hand (because at this point, I'm too impatient to even do a pencil sketch first).
And voila! There you have it.
The best part about this is I have never been able to come up with decent tree silhouettes in the past (or I gave up too easily because I was afraid I couldn't). But after tackling the hair on the Roman sculpture in my previous post, I figured I should continue my streak of being artistically brave.
If YOU want to be brave too, I give some quick hints on how to paint your own trees in the how- to section.
More Twin Peaks inspired decorations coming soon!