Friday, May 1, 2009

Disintergration Revealed

May 1 has come and it is time for the Disintegration Reveal started by Seth Apter last January. My bundle has been through the New Mexico sun, rain, snow, and canyon winds. When I opened it three hornets came out of it. That would not have been so bad except I had already taken it into the studio. They were not happy but I was able to get them back outside. My papers came through the ordeal quite well. They have faded and weathered but they still look strong. I have saved all the strings. Now I"ll have to figure out a cool project to make out of this stuff.



26 comments:

alheave said...

your pile looks like it did disintegrate a bit! seems like many didnt! materials too long lived! lyle

LostLuggage said...

HORNETS!! Who knew this could possibly be hazardous! Glad you made it though ok. Lovely aged bundle you have there..

DymphieM said...

wonderful weathering ' lol' about the hornets :)

donnaj said...

hornets-yuk! mine had ants~

Renee Howell said...

one of mine had squirrel poop. not saying which one..... and I'm trying to forget about it.

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Looks great! I had spiders.

artpropelled said...

Lovely aged paper....close shave with the hornets :-)

theresa martin said...

great story about the hornets! My bundle is still outside because of the wildlife in it. Thanks for stopping by my project photos. Looks like you got some nice wear on your papers, and maybe even the beginning of a hornet's nest.

Leslie said...

Oh boy. Wouldn't it have been great if you'd had hornets nest stuff in there! Maybe they thought it was a ready-made nest.

nancy neva gagliano said...

i had sluggy things, like the inside of a snail. . .but other fun story... pecking at our front door. a wild free form of very 3D brances in a wreath form hung there, and birds had decided to begin their nest in it!! we took it down, but i've been meaning to photograph it..i will. and, i love the colors in your piece, too. lovely spring sunlight on those spring green pages!!

femminismo said...

Hornets, oh my! I found a yellow jacket once in a gardening glove well past summer, and it wasn't happy. Me either, after I stuck my hand in the glove! Glad you escaped OK. Thanks for your comment. Wasn't the Disintegration fun? Your papers look great. Good thing the birds didn't get your string for nests! - Jeanne in Oregon

Christine Marie said...

So now we look forward to August! I had some little spiders in mine...glad no hornets or sluggy things!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

hornets in your studio = Oh My! you are a cool cucumber! Lovely bundle, can't wait for August!

Corrine said...

I'm really enjoying how everyones bundles have turned out. I think we are all a bit surprized at how strong paper is, and how quickly they get taken up as homes for bugs and other things. I got slugs and slaters, but they didn't stay long

Kimmie said...

You are ever so kind to let the hornets live .... It will be fun to see what sort of beautiful works of art emerge :)

Serena said...

Great blog, and very robust bundle. Hornets heh? You are much braver than me- I'd be off down the road!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Wow--cool! Hornets!

Can't wait to see what you do with your goodies...

Two Dresses Studio said...

Looks like you'll have lots of materials to create with!!! I only had a little taupe colored spider jump out to surprise me....yikes on the hornets!

n2theblue said...

so interesting that so many of us had insects take up residence (just a couple of tiny spiders for me).

have fun creating!

Ro Bruhn said...

You've definitely had some success with your lovely bundle, I look forward to seeing the next stage.

marianne said...

hi ginny- thanks for visiting to see my bunlde. i'm hoping that when i take mine apart i'll see a bit more disintegration like you did. who would have thought that paper would be so tough? looking forward to phase 2!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Hello ginny, I am trying to update my computer skills daily but I do so love viewing a couple of our collaborations nightly and I do feel a connection in Faith and Trust. Where we all unite? Where will we all go? Imagine and Live In Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

alteredbits said...

yikes! hornets would scare me if they popped out of my bundle. i love how yours has turned out! what fun all of those wonderful pages and pieces will be to work with.

Pat said...

Glad the hornets didn't make you suffer for your art!! Your papers look interesting. Thanks for visiting.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Cool bundles I am so impressed how unique each participants bundles are. What to make???

deb said...

when my class brought their projects inside we had all kinds of insect life to re situate! If only I had read your post first we might have opened them outside!!!