There was Mast Brother's chocolate, a delicious vegan cheesecake from Cafe Gratitude (which I resisted the urge to sprinkle with candied bacon) and my favorite ice cream...David Lebovitz's "rum date pecan". It's actually called "date...rum pecan"....but we're supposed to list the most plentiful ingredient in a dish first, right? That would be rum. Ahem. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Now, for the art.
A friend of mine stumbled upon an artist named Carolyn Saxby who does "erosion bundles". She collects odds and ends, stacks them up, wraps them in a cloth and deposits them in nature to let them age gracefully. Some go in trees, some get dumped into boxes of trash, and others get buried in the compost. Now, that's right up my alley for I believe that I have one of the gooiest, stinkiest, grub laden, worm infested compost heaps this side of Troost! Or so I hope.
So here's what I did.
I folded up muslin with bits of rusted metal and wire...tied it up with more wire, and trapped a piece of leather in there as well.
The larger bundle has watercolor papers with a little wire sculpture trapped inside, a stack of papers, xeroxes of vintage ladies, book pages and other bits all wired up with an odd, square quilted piece I found at the thrift store. The mini quilt was SO white...someone took great care of it...and then I wrapped it in steel, jumped up on down on it to make it flat and buried it in my garden! C'est la vie.
Bye bye...have fun in that rotten straw bale...see you on July 6th, happy birthday to me...
And now I wait as my bundle gestates under 5 feet of compost...the right side awaits a friend's bundle...because this was her idea in the first place! ;)
1. Find safer place to keep 15,000 ant babies!
Mr. Nosy snail is watching them scramble...or maybe he's transporting victims of the earthquake...a friend in need is a friend indeed.