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.


  1. Excellent ingredients!
    I am looking forward to seeing what nature does for you.

  2. Your bundle looks like a neat little present ready to give. That photo of your rusty nails is great, all your photos are! See ya in April!

  3. Lots of interesting things in yours!

  4. I like the idea of putting in the little twigs.
    I can hardly wait till Spring

  5. susan,
    how wonderfully creative! I need to remember my camera more often so I can take more intersting photos for my blog... always new things to learn and see

  6. Great bundle. Might be realliy interesting to see what the critters would do. I had a gray squirrel trying to tear mine apart for nest material last year. Yours should rust up and weather beautifully. xox Corrine

  7. This one is going to be great, can't wait to see it!