The big reveal at last! It took weeks and weeks for my bundle to dry out, as it is winter here and it has been so very damp. Anyway - I just love what has happened to my bundle during the drying process: the black bound book I included in the bundle has warped and stiffened into clumps of pages. One of the pages has turned an antique rose colour and the fabric and feathers have gone all mottled but retained their gorgeous colours. The canvas and cardboard originally were very mouldy but have dried up now and are just stain remnants.
As this was always a night bundle - first hung during a cold autumn night under our young oak tree, then placed at night into our pond, then buried (again at night) in our garden and finally dried, I had to take the reveal photo at night too. Here it is propped up against the Macrocarpa wood we are currently burning in our log fire to keep us warm at night.
Next stage..the transformation...