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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Erosion Bundle Project 2011

I loved reading about this project  last year and would love to try it for myself this time.  I hung my bundle outside in our small willow tree on New Year's Day and really look forward to opening it in April.  Stupidly, I didn’t  take a photo before I wrapped it up  - Doh!

My bundle consists of old scraps of lace, fabric, trim/ribbon, dried leaves,  textured papers and is wrapped in calico and tied with string.  I wish I had thought of putting some other bits and bobs in now but it is too late for this bundle. Maybe next time.

The idea is to create an artistic bundle made from materials of your choosing and bury,  hang, submerge or place your bundle in the elements until  April and then open it up and reveal what has happened to the contents – some of the results from last year’s bundles were beautiful and I hope mine turns out as well.

If you would like to know more or see the other bundles, visit The Erosion Bundle Project.


Kris said...

Great bundle! Looks all wrapped and tidy. Looking forward to seeing what nature does for you.

Anonymous said...

Your post brought to mind MY's STILL attached to the old shutter in the garden!!!! I signed up too late to particiapate last year, but thought I'd attempt to make something THIS year.
You and I should start our own bunble club!!! Although I do believe the one in the garden is pretty sun bleached!
Thanks for reminding me about it...I'll head out tomorrow and take it down to see what's up!

Have a great day. I think of you often (thanks for the email) and am holding too thoughts!


Heckety said...

This sounds interesting- think I read more about it on your link. It'll be hard waiting to see how it turns out, like planting onions- try not to open for a peek!!

Susan said...

a friend of mine did it over the summer and loved it, she hung one a few weeks ago, i hope yo hang mine out this weekend, I wanted to, 2 weeks ago, but hubby keeps forgetting to give me the copper wire. I want to wrap it in both Jute and copper, and I want to also throw some copper in the inside. I recently bought some rusties (washers nails and springs I want to add a few of them, more fabric (there is only one piece in their yet) and some more trims. I have receipts, book pages, magazine pages, card stock printed paper white envelopes, brown envelopes, some plastic etc. I misted a punch of pages and piles with the Christmas set of smooch sprays-white, gold evergreen, red (michael's on sale after xmas) I brushed gesso on some, I brushed black paint on some, and I am considering some metallic bright blue paint as well, before sealing it up. I didn't know there was a "blog movement" to do this. my friend read an article in a magazine I can not afford to get. I'll have to take some pictures, before wrapping and hanging.

Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!

Laurie said...

Oh! I would love to try this! I guess I'll have to wait until next year, though! Thinking of you and the Mr.

Deborah said...

Looking forward to seeing your results! Your blog is lovely!

Anonymous said...

I just pulled my erosion bundle off the shutter last week and it's sitting here drying out (we had snow). Hope to get it all apart this week and see what I can come up with. I'm seeing some interesting discolorations and funky twists to the twine I used, too!

Barbara said...

I love the way this sits in the branches. April isn't far away, this is going to be so much fun!