(you know, like anticipation and Heinz ketchup?)
(and yes, I know there's an "i" in experimentation, but it didn't fit in the song--artistic license and all that!)
Spent the day yesterday closing in on my method and think I'm getting there.
Nope. Not enough shape, too much difference in texture from middle to edges. Do like the distortion the stitching caused and will try to figure out how to make that happen on purpose.
Nope. A little better at evoking a "bushy" feeling, but don't like the lines crossing from one layer to the next.
Nearly there. Need to create a "trunky" bit or some brush at the bottom, though. Think I might create some nuno brush. Has its own texture and color variations and great to sew on since stitches sink down and hide in its depths.
Hopefully color will help, as well, since it will add visual depth and interest to the "trees."
Tomorrow I must begin using the actual materials--no time to procrastinate. Darn it--I think this creating quickly and on a deadline might be good for me! Mom always said things like this build my character and she may be right. Double darn!