For anyone REALLLLLLY wanting to learn about this more, there is a local artist (extremely local! he lives 2 houses down!
)who makes these and he was nice enough to give me private lessons (He doesn't do that!) and he wrote a book. great for beginners. check it out.
omg. You live next to him??? I've admired his work for quite a while now, though I haven't bought the book yet. I'll probably ask for it for Christmas or something.
Ronda, this is a really pretty tree! How tall is it?
I make trees similar to this sometimes. I've never thought about mounting them on mirror. I like to go to this nice aquarium store and buy a rock that fits the personality and shape of the tree. The store has a great selection of different types of rocks and all different sizes- tiny to big. I'm going to make another winter themed weeping willow soon... maybe I should mount that one on mirror instead of rock this time!