Gumballs

Having a great time playing with and exploring potential with Sweet Gum tree "gum balls." Googling shows lots of crafting ideas, and I'm struggling with that line of distinction. When does a circle of organic material become art and not a wreath? Athens is full of vines, and I've tried a lot of different things with them, but they all end up looking like Pinterest craft ideas, not that there's anything wrong with that.

The gum balls make for interesting forms, as they stick to almost anything. Next, I'll try sticking them to tree bark. 

This morning, the Birchmore Trail was alive with birds. Had a heron land near me, and saw some birds starting their nests. The turkeys at the Zoo even spoke up today. It was crazy cold though, and I left my gloves at hat at home. The moss was bright after the rain and the gum balls stuck like felt. My trail on the rock in the creek already fell apart. I think this one will last longer.