Sunday, 26 April 2009

My bundle.


Here is my bundle, hung in the rowan tree as part of Seth Apter's project (see The Altered Page on my blog list). It has only rained once during the time it has been in the tree - here in the UK we have had the most marvellous Spring for many years, and it shows in the surfeit of blossom on the trees, wild flowers in the meadows and the sudden spurt of new leaves everywhere. So - you can't win them all. I shall leave my bundle in its tree for a few weeks longer as the weather is set to change. I would really like it to get wet and "mushy" before I take it down and try to make it into a work of art. Happy blogging to everyone!

26 comments:

jinksy said...

I think it shows what a good wrapper upper you are...

Cathy said...

I can't believe it still looks so put together.

Derrick said...

Hello Weaver,

You could always show how "unaged" your pieces are. A sort of Dorian Gray montage?!

Re your Picasa query. I had not downloaded the Picasa software previously so used to select my photographs from where I had them in Windows Photo Gallery by clicking the 'add a picture' icon when composing a post. With the downloaded software I can pick a photo on my computer and post it straight into Blogger, either as a draft or publish. Only difference is there is a four photo limit!

Heather said...

Your bundle looks quite fresh and perky. I think I would have cheated and watered it by now! You will have to try another bundle in the autumn - I thought my catalogue left in the garden to degrade would turn back to paper pulp if I didn't bring it in. I shall look forward to seeing what you do with your bundle.

HelenMHunt said...

Looks like an intriguing project!

gleaner said...

Haha, I do like the suggestion for a Dorian Gray montage.

Intriguing project indeed!

Janice Thomson said...

We have not had rain either so can't even blow any your way :) We are already on 3rd stage water rations as the snowcap in the mountains was extremely low this year and that's where our water comes from. To think we live on an island surrounded by water yet have a water shortage!

BT said...

Isn't that always the way, Weaver? We have had 2 days solid rain and more on the way. My bundle is looking decidedly bedraggled!

Woman in a Window said...

Tell you what. Send it to me and I'll guarantee you a package of mush!

Seth said...

Disintegrated or not...your bundle looks amazing to me.

willow said...

I was just thinking about your bundle yesterday and wondering about it. Thanks for the update. Glad you're enjoying a wonderful spring.

Dave King said...

You deserve some sort of prize. Incredible!

Coastcard said...

We may not have had much rain, but we had strong south-westerly winds in Wales, and my bundle blew off its branch! It is now in two pieces. I must photograph it, ready for 1 May. It doesn't look very exciting on the outside - but perhaps I will find a few woodlice or earthworms underneath (if I can crawl under the bush!).

Mistlethrush said...

Coastcard has a point - maybe your pristine parcel is a cosy home for something.

Poet in Residence said...

Have now read Hesse's Steppenwolf. It was a good recommendation. Many thanks to Weaver and Dominic!

Mad Bush Farm said...

Weaver I love your wonderful bundle. I'm really intrigued by this. The tree looks so fresh and new with the spring growth. I'm watching the trees here losing theirs to the coming winter. Wonderful post I can't wait to see how it turns out! And I'll take a look at the Altered Page Blog.

Happy Spring to you
Liz

Ginny Gaskill said...

Your bundle looks huge. You will have so much to work from. Jealous me.

Cloudia said...

Walking through the Spring glories and finding this, I'd think Druids afoot!
Aloha

Red Clover said...

That whole bundle idea is fascinating. The thing I love the most is that you heard about it, and then actually did it! Keep us updated on that one...

Robyn said...

Wish I could see inside the bundle.... :-)

nancy neva gagliano said...

you know, i think SPRING, and WINTER WERE MORE PERFECT EVERYWHERE this year...it was here, and mainly because i paid to much ATTENTION TO WEATHER, appreciating it because of my bundles!! my partner in art==weather! and yes, some rain will squooeesh things up and make the unwrapping so soft and sweet.

patteran said...

What a great notion! I look forward to the updates.

Dick

Pam said...

Intruiging and fascinating. I am sure there will be interesting results. Don't know what's more fun, the wrapping or unwrapping -either way its all about the anticipation. Have fun!

French Fancy said...

I've just popped in after reading about you on Elizabeth's blog. How great you both got to meet. New York is fabulous - I've only been there once mind you but I've promised myself a return trip in 9 years time for my 60th.

Annie Wicking said...

Will it be in the 'Tate' this year, Weaver?

Best wishes to you and yours, my dear friend. (((Hugs)))

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am sorry that I am so slow in commenting on your mysterious bundle and I do wonder what will be revealed in the next stage of renewal. I wish I had made a much larger disintegration package. I am curious to see how the whole adventure plays out around our Mother Earth. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen