Sunday, 3 January 2010

The Erosion Bundle Project

It's great that so many of you are interested in joining me in the "Erosion Bundle Project"






















My four bundles went into nature yesterday (2nd January)
  • Hanging in a large ivy bush
  • Placed at the foot of a pine tree
  • Buried
  • Hanging in a pine tree





















It's already rained on my bundles!

















Everyone is welcome to join in - if you are interested here is the link: The Erosion Bundle Project

Have fun with your bundles ♥

39 comments:

Doreen said...

This is really neat!!! Love your bundles.

Wishing you a great day,
Doreen

Jasmine said...

This is such a lovely idea. I will have to look and see how to join in. A project like this got me inspired by he felt making process. A Devonshire artist called Yuli Somme started a feet felt project for a winter solstice on Dartmoor. She bound many pairs of feet in wool and sent them off walking on the moors. When they returned the wool had felted into slippers which she then pegged onto the moors and left overnight with a video camera recording them. The installation photo's were beautiful, especially in the morning when the feet were covered in frost. I love the idea that the wool that keeps us warm and has so much versatility can at the end of its usefulness degrade into the earth and nourish it. So beautiful. I bought one of Yuli's kits and have been making felt ever since! http://www.yulisomme.co.uk/feetfelt.html

The WestCountryBuddha said...

You have such wonderful plans for the new year...so very industrious. I look forward to following your blog and finding out what happens to your bundles. Oh, and May is just brilliant timing for foq...allowing time to alter at a later stage and early enough to take the hassle out of it all. Good luck my friend!

bad penny said...

I didn't realise we wrapped them !! off to collect mine in & wrap & replace - see post tomorrow !

Thanks Carolyn xx

Amy said...

that is interesting I wonder what it will look like when they are done..how long do you leave them hang for?

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Till 15th April ... the idea is to create some piece of work with what is left which has to be ready by August

Carol said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comment, chhered me up no end :) I have had to work hard but I feel well and he sport is really making me happy, something I never thought would happen:)
The holidays have been wonderful with our daughter being the spot on age for fun this year. I enjoyed the white piece and had good fun making it. Thanks for you comment, I am remembering why I blogged thanks to kind people like yourself who take 5 minutes of their day to make someone else;s richer - so thanks :) Love carol

jude said...

i have one i did last year, does that count?

Pom Pom said...

Hi Carolyn!
This is fascinating! I must collect my things to put in my bundle. It feels like woodsy play. You are so fun!

Diane said...

How interesting. Can't wait to see the results. xxx
PS - yes it is a long way from here to St Ives, especially with kids in the car!!! Worth it when I look across the bay from the A30 though - especially if the sun is out!!!

Julia said...

Happy New Year dear soul!

I hope 2010 brings you everything you wish for, glad you are off to a positive start, and I agree there is definately something in the air this New Year...

Much love
Julia xxx

Julie said...

Happy New Year Carolyn! I had been intending to put some parcels in the garden again this year so I will get myself in gear and get my bundles sorted asap. Thank you for the link to the Project.

silverpebble said...

Happy New Year Carolyn!

I've seen Julie up to this kind of shenanigans before - it always brings interesting results. I'm excited to see!

Emma
x

Emma said...

Hi Carolyn,
Just joined in the leaving a comment thing - apparently I've been 'lurking' the last few months (it did look a bit complicated!)
I've been thinking about the bundles - saw it first on Ro Bruhn's blog last year - really need to use up some rust,before it gets cleared away, or the kids ask what AM i going to do with all that!

Thanks for your loveley blog, your work is beautiful.
Emma

Doreen G said...

Thanks Carolyn I'm off to get started now.
One query though -because I am in a hot summer here will that effect how mine turns out-or do I have to do a rain dance so the process will get started quicker?

mimilove forever said...

Ah cant wait to see your bundles of joy develop! x:)

Happy New Year missus!
xx

Kerrie said...

I've decided to join in as well - had a look at the blog, added the link and pic to my blog and now off to get my bundles ready. It's raining here today so that's a good start! Thanks for the inspiration to get me going Carolyn!

bad penny said...

mine are out in the elements - good luck with yours Carolyn xx

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh, this has fired my imagination. As a child I was always burying things in the garden and digging them up weeks later to see what happened. I'm going to be late hanging/burying my bundles, but I'm absolutely joining in. xx

La Dolce Vita said...

your bundles look great! thanks for your remarks on my blog.....have you had an extraordinary amount of snow too? I was just laughing at the scientists who scoff at the Farmers Almanac, they were certainly wrong this winter and those Farmers as usual know what is going on!

kathy mc said...

can't wait to see inside when it's over.

Cathy said...

Fascinated by your erosion bundles Carolyn. I am looking forward to seeing what transpires. I am impressed with your enthusiasm for projects and creativity in the new year. You have inspired me to make some fresh starts too. Definitely going to be doing some needlepoint work this year.

The Backporch Artessa said...

Wow! Your bundles look like pretty ornaments!

Deborah said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how these turn out and what you do with them!

Debrina said...

Won't be joining in because of time contstraints but KNOW this will just be so cool to do. Reminds me of Seth's Disintegration Collaboration which I actually did participate in. As far as I'm concerned, that project kick-started my commitment to mixed media big time! Well done for taking the initiative! Cant'r wait to see what your beautiful bundles will reveal after erosion!

Menopausal musing said...

What a fascinating concept. Cant wait to watch this all develop.

Ruth said...

Your bundles look like little gifts - perhaps gifts to Mother Nature so that she has something to play with? Interesting to watch the development.

katie jane said...

We did one of those here in the States last summer. Mine was mostly gifts for the birds and got totally picked apart! I mean, nothing was left. It will be fun to see how yours do.

Seth said...

These are going to be great. I cannot wait to see what becomes of them!!

Amelia said...

What a fantastic idea! I've come across 'harvesting' paper before! Lots of great ideas I've discovered over the net.

Amelia.x

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Good idea to hang/bury your bundles in different places. It will be interesting to see what becomes of them!

Anni's Art said...

What a great idea with four bundles on different places, Happy New Yer to you too Carolyn.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Fab! I love the idea! suzie. xxx

ger said...

I really have to think about that... - but first: thank you for your kind birthday wishes...!

vintagerockchick said...

Very tempted to join - but I really do have enough stuff on the go at the moment, so maybe next year! Oh and by the way, I work in the control room at Orient - bit of a joke really as I have no interest in, or knowledge of football, but I've got two friends who work there and they talked me into it!

Guzzisue said...

suspect hanging bundles in our garden would improve it! thereagain it's so overgrown that I would probably never find it again :-)

Doreen G said...

Carolyn I have my bundles out-they have been for two days-it has rained -10 drops-so that wasn't much help.
Will blog about them tomorrow.

Jo said...

as ever you have inspired me and I have now put an erosion bundle onto our snowy garden!

Lawendula said...

Looks like Xmas.
Mine has really suffered in the blizzard, it's still there, but frozen all over.