It always such a joy to go into the theatre and find out what I'll be creating for each show. When I came to the theatre to help out with this show I was told I would be helping create a tree. Creating a life size tree for the stage was a pretty awesome experience. The director had already made the decision to use a real tree trunk for tree which left me to just create the leaves for the tree. About few hundred leaves later the tree had its leaves. Using several different shades of thin green fabric, and a few different sized leaf stencils each leaf slowly came to life. To finish off the leaves they were splattered and sprayed with a grungy mixture of paint and water to give them a more realistic look.