Monday, January 31, 2011

Erosion Bundle

It's the last day of January, the deadline for getting my erosion bundle created and in situ. It's out there -  and it was a lot of fun. We are expecting freezing rain this evening - a wonderful environmental experience for my bundle.

So what is an erosion bundle? The idea is simple - create an artistic bundle made from materials of our own choosing and “hang, bury, submerge, or just place” the bundle in the elements. This collaboration is with Mother Nature herself. Check out the website at

So what did I collect? First some white dotted cotton fabric - the "canvas" for my creation and some colored fabric pieces and ribbons.

I broke the little twigs I collected in the backyard and wrapped them into bundles. There is something very pleasant to me about little bundles.

I thought that the acorns picked up in the woods on my dog walks would create some beautiful color - yes, that is the head of a brush that's been hanging around for decades.

It was just a fluke (is anything really a fluke?) that one of my fabric scraps had Tranquility printed on it - that will be the name of my piece.

I love these birds nest scraps of embroidery floss.

Already these rusty screws and nails are making their mark.

Here is the package wrapped with pieces of copper wire.

It's hanging from a tree in the backyard. Off the ground to keep the doggies, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, fox - whomever might be interested - away. But in a place I can watch as it interacts with the elements.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I've been thinking about leaves...

embroidering them, imagining them in drawings, printed on fabric? who knows. then I was out walking the dogs an I came across these fine specimens. in the path. thank goodness for the camera in my iphone

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

a bunch of birds

little pieces of fabric. such fun.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Can you see my reflection in the glass below? It's from a mosaic panel at the Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore. More to come about this visit. It was amazing.

Happy New Year! Okay, it's not January 1 - I'm only a few days late. Several bloggers I follow have challenged themselves to a daily project for 2011. One is making a small Paperclay bust every day (I saw it and ordered some Paperclay - I have some projects in mind...) another is making a hand carved stamp daily. I'm not ready to make such a big commitment but I decided - on the spot - to revive my blog. I have many new projects flying through my head so WATCH THIS SPOT.