Friday, 16 April 2010

Erosion Bundle (Part II)

My erosion bundle has rested in this hedge since I collected it from my dad's garden a couple of days ago.

You can imagine my disappointment when I found it, seemingly unchanged, tucked into the heart of this bay tree. It serves me right for not trusting myself to keep it suspended from a tree in my own garden. The temptation to peek or meddle would have been too much for me.

The gentleman's napkin that wrapped my little bundle, revealed things that I forgotten all about. Pine cones, heather, ears of barley, all damp from the rain.

Natural paper, and beech leaves, they seem so right together don't they?

A mixture of natural fibres. Wool of natural colour, or dyed with natural dyes. A small selection of pre-dyed wool that was given to me as a gift.


The heather has changed a lot. softer, less vivid in hue, mingled with alpaca wool.


A felted heart resting on some green cotton nuno gauze. I'm looking forward to playing with these.

And at the centre, another bundle with an acorn cup peaking out.


I enjoyed unrolling this nuno silk so much. Magical oak leaves...

Leaving their enchanting prints.

A label for the first felt kit I ever bought. A reminder of the artist who introduced me to felt, and made the shroud that I buried my baby girl in a year ago today.

Its funny how things turn out. I look back now, and find myself a changed person with new outlooks and skills. I marvel at some of my inspirational blogging friends that have also endured a lot. Who smile, create beauty, and share kind words.


You have all been a blessing in my life and today, I am feeling fine, optimistic.


I see so much potential for this bundle, and am thrilled with my silk prints.

Have a wonderful week end xJ

49 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i do think you got wonderul things .
i like how raw it is and the colors , i can even feel the smells .

the first photo , i have stared for a while . for me it is an artwork by itself . i could print that and hang on the wall .

have a lovely weekend Jasmine !

Jasmine said...

Thank you Caio - I am looking forward to turning this into a piece of art.

Have a wonderful week end xxJ

Fiona said...

Photo number 3 is the one that held my attention. Jasmine I had no idea of your sad story. Enjoy the coming weekend.

Everyday Goddess said...

Such beauty here.

And my heart goes out to you.

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

So many of us are linked by similar tragic events, thank goodness for supportive family and friends. nice bundles - nice colours.

Vicky x

Momo Luna said...

What a lovely psot Jasmine. I love all these nature colours and materials a lot! It brings joy looking at our pictures, i can imagine how much pleasure it gives to work with it.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Monica

ArtSparker said...

I hope you all stay safe and well this weekend.

Shayna Prentice said...

What a treat to see the uncovering of your mysterious 'erosion bundle'. I wonder if your dad was tempted to go peek into the 'heart of the bay tree' ~.~ Beautiful images, Jasmine. I send you a warm hug today.

Sandra said...

Oh, Jasmine, I cannot find the right words to express what I felt when I read your post today. I'm so sorry for you that you lost your bayby daughter.

XXX

Deborah said...

Wonderful results! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with them. I know your sadness.

lynne h said...

oh, that oak leaf,jasmine... and the print of it. just the most perfect thing/s... it's amazing that some things didn't change very much. i have a bundle buried - i'm gonna dig it up today (thank you for reminding me : ) xo

Titus said...

Jasmine, this is stunning and so inspirational.
I have done my lily and leaves wrapping in a pair of T-shirts, and am so looking forward to the results.
My heart and thanks to you.

Yarrow said...

Wow, you've been doing some interesting things lately! I love the leaf shapes stained into the fabric.

I've added text to my post now! I got a little muddled up ;) Tia Dalma and Calypso are the same character, thank you for noticing :)

Doreen G said...

Wonderful results Jasmine especially the centre bundle.

Chrissie said...

I love the results from your bundle and especially the leaf prints. I know what you mean about having a peek before the time was up - I was sorely tempted!

T said...

Hey this is such good news. You are a happy woman, full of joy for your art, and love for the world....and you are shouting about it.....this is just such good news jasmine.....

Love your bundle....

xt

Jules said...

Jasmine, I was so moved by your post today. I feel very honoured that you shared the contents of your bundle with us, when some of them have such a deep and personal meaning for you. I know that you will create amazing and beautiful art from the items you have produced. Sending you a big hug. Jules x

Assayya said...

nature left some wonderful prints:))

rachel whetzel said...

The silk piece is stunning!! I love how all your nature bit have bled into so many things!!

ruthie said...

Dear Jasmine, it warms my heart to hear that you are feeling so good, your journey over the past year has been truly amazing and your creativity has grown from strength to strength. It does make for good healing doesn't it. Love you bundle, so much potential there.

WE are starting our packing in ernest today, and are counting down to 30th yay. x

Sending you the warmest of blessing. x

yvette said...

a year already...I'm so happy we "know"each other!
Jasmine it's so quiet here without the noise of the plains!

knuf
ief

Shadow said...

that's pretty!!! nature sure knows best.

acornmoon said...

What an interesting idea, I wonder where it will take you?

acornmoon said...

What an interesting idea, I wonder where it will take you?

I am fairly new to your blog so did not realize your past heartache, I am so sorry.

I hope that your creativity carries you through.

Kayla coo said...

Interesting natural experiments.
As a child I loved making natural dyes.
Lovely work.x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hello sweetie :o)

So glad to hear from you today. I was very sad to hear your news today, I didn't know. I'm glad you are doing fine

Your bundle holds precious treasures, so many inspirational things to play with and inspire you. I shall enjoy seeing what you create with your bits n bobs

Thanks for your comment today. It meant a lot to me as I haven't been having a very good time lately, so cheered me up :o)

Bye for now
Have a lovely weekend

Carolyn xo

joanne May said...

This is a magical bundle, Jasmine. Now it's ready to use for some natural art work... I am very excited for you, there are so many things you could create. I love the oak leaf print on the silk!:)
Enjoy the new creative energy that Springtime will bring to you!
Bright wishes and love.
Jo.xx:)

Marilyn Rock said...

I think this is a very moving and emotional project; one with more meaning than we can imagine! You've uncovered some beautiful things, feelings and memories. xxoo

Karin Bartimole said...

Those prints are beautiful, tender and gentle touches through out. Sending you love and peace to soothe, xo K

Martine said...

Oh Jasmine so interesting what you put inside this bundle. Can't wait till you go further working on it. It makes me happy when i see you doing so much better then a while ago.
Enjoy your sunday Jasmine.
XXXm

JRonson said...

So many details, this is such an deep inspiration :)

Suzi Smith said...

What a gorgeous bundle of treasures & new textures to play with!

I suppose unwrapping that bundle is like unwrapping memories... with tenderness & love... over time some barely change, others evolve into something new, but still carrying the imprint of the original... some ready to be woven into something new, whether it be life or art...

thinking of you x

Joei Rhode Island said...

Your erosion bundle is lovely. You have lots of material there for your creativity. Your faith and love and inner being have sustained you. You are rich indeed.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Lovely unwrapping! -J

Delwyn said...

Hi Jasmin

you do make the most interesting things...

What are you going to make with the fabrics.

happy days

julietk said...

Hi Jamine just had a catch up of your recent posts Glad your gran is on the mend :-) Interesting experiments you have been doing.

Jasmine said...

Thank s everyone for all of your lovely comments.

I am now finally catching upp with visiting you all. I have not had so much computer time lately, so its been great seeing what you have all been up to.

Have a wonderful week xxJ

Laura Hegfield said...

jasmine...I love this bundle, all that is inside, the impressions each object, each memory has left not only upon the silk, but upon the silkiness of your sweet soul. I'm so sorry about your baby girl, I did not know this piece of your story. Breathe easy dear one.

Robin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that the art you create from this treasured bundle brings you a measure of peace.

Cathy said...

Hi Jasmine, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I am fascinated by all the processes of the erosion bundles and look forward to seeing what everyone is going to create from them.

Debrina said...

I love teh staining that went on - it seems the rain did its magic at least. I can't wait to see what you do with it all now...that's teh really exciting part!! Looking forward to May Day and the Festival of Trees too! Thank you so much for inviting me to take part in that...as you probably know, May here in New Zealand = Autumn.

bad penny said...

I felt I'd protected my bundles a bit & at first unwrap was disappointed - then I found one or two magical pieces like your beautiful oak leaf & I was so pleased. Next time I'm using only natural material- more leaves etc.
Great fun - hope you enjoy deciding what to do with it all !
Take Care xx

Felted House said...

Growing up in the environment I did, in a very old house with clutter, dark, dark old furniture and antiques, all I wanted was modern, new, clean things. (Not that we could afford these!) It is only now as I'm into my 40s that I'm really appreciating the ageing process and the beauty in it - so I have so enjoyed looking at the contents of your bundle - the leaf prints are beautiful. xx

Sadia Hussain said...

Unraveling these magical prints must be a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing!

Tammie Lee said...

Gosh, it is almost a year ago that I met you here on your blog. I am glad that you are fine and better. As always I will hold you and your family in my heart. That is quite the inspiring little bundle.
It will be fun to see how it inspires you.

yvette said...

kiskis

Clowncar said...

The erosion bundle - what a wonderful idea. And what delightful results!

BluMoon said...

How interesting I have not heard of an erosion bundle before it has created some intrigueing markings.
My family has also had some sad happenings.

Seth said...

Your bundle is filled with nature's treasures -- perfect ingredients for this project. I love the subtle and not so subtle changes that occurred.