for my big idea i decided to make a willow tree that represents me.
for the base i bought, cut, and screwed together the whole thing. i cut a hole in the center for a light to be mounted. i used a belt sander to curve all of the edges of my base then stained it. For the trunk of my tree I used metal rod that i bent and covered in material then covered them with vines. For the leaves i sewed a sheer material with a none sheer material and left the thread hanging.
leaves= there is a leaf for every season i have been living
vines= me still needing support
nails= what i try to build myself up to be
fortunes= what i really am
thread= a womanly duty and shows imperfections