Sunday, January 22, 2017

Still out in The Elements.

My small tapestry is in a flower pot at the moment, under the hollyhocks. They drop their flowers very conveniently into the pot - most of them fall in, some others are 'helped' into the pot.

There is some blue staining which is, presumably, coming from the flowers.

The flowers are starting to rot, which is putting some darker, murky colour onto the tapestry, I think. I am not sure if it will last if I ever decide to wash the tapestry. But it will be interesting to see.

There is still a month to go before I have to decide if I am going to enter it in the challenge. I'll wait and see what state it gets into by then.


theregatha said...

Loving this experiement. I have visions of a curious and exciting coptic artifact emerging.... Yes I know but we do live in a world where time seems to be compressed! Have you added any extraneous minerals (ie iron, calcium etc) to the soils or water?

Mary said...

Thanks theregatha. No, I haven't done any of that, I am trying to just let the elements do the job - with a little help with the flowers. I suppose I could bury it again with some iron bits and pieces and see if rust happens. You have made me think about it! Still a few weeks to play. Must do so.