Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Donations are coming in regularly now. It is fun to open the packages and discover what is inside. Thank you to everyone and please keep them coming! My vision is to have the strands starting at the chest be pure and white and as they reach the floor and turn into roots they will change to other fibers and colors.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I finished my 1/4 scale model last week and had it photographed. I'm quite pleased and hope that the real thing will look just as good. How can it not with all of the strands that are coming in as donations? I've got at least 50 strands from all over the US... 'tis exciting! Thank you to everyone who has donated!
I'd like to start collecting stories about what this project means to others, so please comment or send me a story. Here is one I received in the mail with some donated strands...
"The three roots are each made of three strands of cotton – representing the three generations that I currently inhabit – daughter, mother and grandmother. The roots are each 20 feet long, totalling 60 feet - one for each year of life so far. There are glitches in the stitches, purposefully left as imperfections – representing the bumps and missteps along the road of life."
I love this story and sure there are many different stories out there. I hope to hear from you, and I'll share some of my own soon.