Thursday, June 17, 2010

erosion bundle book sneak preview


My Erosion Bundle project has become an altered book.  It's about metamorphosis, a book of change. I've been sewing quotes (about change) to pieces of the bundle contents along with some paper pieces and fastening them into the book.
While change is constant sometimes it is more drastic. Losing this last tree was a loss. Nothing looks or feels the same about our house. Of course, there is more to it than that. Our family used to sit under it on the patio, often having dinner out there. First we had fewer family members and now we no longer have the tree. I've been thinking about the cumulative effect of loss and (finally) it occurred to me that there is a difference between moving on and moving along.

18 comments:

Mary said...

What a fantastic idea for your bundle! and the tree...{{hugs}} I have not experienced your level of personal loss - I'm sure I can't even begin to imagine the depth - maybe plant a pretty blooming bush in or near the spot. Something beautiful to look at and remember the the wonderful memories that will always live in your heart. It might help - just and idea. x Mary

Creative Carmelina said...

so well written and said, my dear!
i love the book and your sentiments...thought provoking...

have yourself a great day!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

dosfishes said...

This is just fabulous Deborah...what a creative way to enhance the bundle. The loss of those big trees is so hard to take, they have so much more history than we do!

ger said...

Your book looks great... - change might be the law of life, but when a tree changes for the worse, is a sad thing (I´m looking at a big chestnut tree in front of my window while I write this, the leaves already beginning to yellow + wrinkle, infested by moths...)

jess said...

I hope I can have your courage at some point in my life. I grieve over the loss of major branches or even the whole trees at my mother's house.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Our trees lift us up and cradle our spirits...I love your ideas about the reliquary book...so healing for you and your family! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

. said...

So awesome how you've woven it all together. I do not know your story....but the glimpse you've given seems deep, full of thought and hopeful.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I am very moved by your words.

During Hurricane Gloria, my husband and I watched as 17 of our trees fell. We felt bad, but we did not have the emotional connection to them (and we had plenty more) that you and your family had to this one.

Mrs Moen said...

The altered bundle book is a great idea for a project! It inspires me to work on accepting some changes that disturbes my peace of mind and keep me up at night.
I'm sorry about your tree which held so many wonderful memories.

Penny said...

I love the bundle book -- what a treasure you are creating. Losing a tree can be such a spiritual loss. They are meant to live forever, to live much longer lives than our own. I grieve with you.

sewpam63 said...

As a fan of Alanis Morissette, one of her lyrics that I carry close to my heart is, "The only way out is through..." Wishing you peace and piece. ; )

Victoria said...

Your lovely bundle and poetic thoughts are inspired. I'm so sorry about the loss of your tree... we have some in our yard that I am very attached to as well, and I can imagine the shock it must be to no longer see it where it once stood. xo

sweetypie said...

hi I have just discovered your blog, love it love it love it! will read you constantly and stick you on my blog ,keep up the really interesting work!

Sandra said...

Too cool! Love how you've turned your bundle into book!

Sharon said...

Your book honors the tree. What a great idea. I am a tree hugger to say the least. I loved this post.

Fabric Art said...

Deborah your book looks fantastic, I have just looked at my bundle the other day, has not done anything yet.
Anni

deemallon said...

I'm enjoying the progress of the book and love the quote about worrying...

We all have to find ways to move on and it's a constant struggle (and then there's letting go of THAT struggle). And, maybe part of moving on is letting there be some grief. Trees are such phenomenal company and teachers that they need mourning.

deemallon said...

I'm enjoying the progress of the book and love the quote about worrying...

We all have to find ways to move on and it's a constant struggle (and then there's letting go of THAT struggle). And, maybe part of moving on is letting there be some grief. Trees are such phenomenal company and teachers that they need mourning.