International Yarnbombing Day

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

One of my goals for 2013 was to do three elaborate yarnbombs, and this is number two. I noticed that the trunk on the tree in my front yard separates into seven branches, and I decided that was the perfect tree to do something rainbow related. My goal was to install it on International Yarnbombing Day (the 8th this year), and I was very worried I wasn’t going to finish in time, but I did!!

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

If you know of other installations that were done to celebrate this day, please let me know. I can never get enough yarnbombing.

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

Each branch got it’s own color. I did skip indigo in favor of pink, but it’s my rules ūüôā

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

This took a long time. I haven’t calculated just how long because I feel like I’ll feel really strange when I realize how long¬†it took. Let’s just say that each row of the trunk took about seven minutes. So every line you see you would multiply by 2 and then by 7 and that’s how many minutes just the trunk took me.

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

My neighbors have already started to comment on it. Nothing bad so far. My dad seems really proud of it, which I’m glad about. I’m very sad that Nannie isn’t here to see this, but I did put purple close to the window, where she would sit. I can hear her now “Oooh, you have a whole¬†branch for purple?” I know she would have loved yarnbombing.

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art.

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

It’s important to note that Bug has been extremely helpful with this project. He was sad when I started taking the panels outside. He really enjoyed laying on them like a rainbow prince.

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

So I made sure he got to experience the finished installation. He’s pretty mad that I took one of his favorite things (yarn) and put it on a tree where one of his least favorite things (birds) are so very often. But he’s understanding enough. He’s napping it off right now

I love him and this project and color and rainbows and being alive.

International Yarnbombing Day: Rainbow Tree by Uncustomary Art

I hope that people who drive or walk by on my street smile when they see all the different colors.