24.2.09

(Not) Solid as German Oak

Two big poplar trees have been cut
down in a nearby park...









...and that´s how it looks inside their
trunks - a sorry sight indeed...











...their neighbours, still standing:









That´s why I didn´t have to think twice about
participating too when I learned about
the International Fiber Collaborative´s
Tree Project
through Rough Around the Edges,
where Robin last week showed a beautiful
mossy leaf she made.









So this is my contribution: a 5 x 7 inch
quilted leaf on a felt base, with an oak
leaf on top which I made when I first started
felting years ago...

The International Fiber Collaborative is going to
create a full-sized tree in April 2009 in Huntsville/
USA, using about 30.000 fiber leaves, contributed by
participants from around the world. A gallery with some of
the leaves already sent in can be viewed here -
and the deadline is March 15...

Kommentare:

Threadspider hat gesagt…

Incredible that the heart should be gone, but the tree lived on for some time.
The tree project looks fascinating and your leaf is recognisably "yours"-it's beautiful.

Robin Olsen hat gesagt…

I'm so glad you are participating too. Great leaf and I love seeing your gray and white trademark in it.

ger hat gesagt…

Good to hear that I might be developing some kind of recognisable "trademark"... thanks

jeanne herself hat gesagt…

wow. those pictures present a sobering sight. like your contribution. will see if i can find time to whip up something for this fun, worthwhile project.