Today I put together my bundle. In January I am to assemble a bundle of art materials, wrap it in whatever I wish, tie it up and expose it anywhere I wish to "Mother Nature" -- in other words the elements. In April, I take my bundle inside, let it sort itself out, and make some art out of it. Great project. I wrapped my bundle today. Tomorrow, I will ask my workers to hang it it my tree, or perhaps I will simply hang it from the terrace railings .... that way I can get it down when required.
The process was fun. I decided to wrap it in some brown velvet and some matte. The matte material is woven here in Mexico and I would say is perhaps the equivalent to muslin in the north.
|I chose brown rayon velvet for the outside of the bundle. I lined it with matte which will overlap and become half the outside of the bundle.|
|The first layer of 'stuff' includes metal, playing cards, ribbon, tags, vintage lace, an old earring. an old watch, a small crochet item and some ribbon.|
|Next I added maps, postage stamps ad vintage postcards.|
|next, a vintage dictionary page, some clothes pins and more metal.|
|Now, some scraps of material.|
|Some already rusted wire and a metal circle.|
|more paper, maps, tags and material.|
|All wrapped up. Now, Where to hang it until April?|
"The thing that a lot of people cannot comprehend is that Mother Nature does not have a bullet with your name on it, she has millions of bullets inscribed with 'to whom it may concern"
It will be interesting to see what she has in mind for my bundle when I take it down in April.