our old websites
are quaint but redundant in this ever changing 21st C world
they will vanish from the cyber sea on February 28th when our host closes down
it’s been some journey!
Tags: art, bookbinding, cats, crows, glass, illustration, inspiration, talismans
Tags: hands of fate, talismans
playing with The Hands of Fate
magical configuration mk2 Mo 16
Tags: garden, inspiration
Agapanthus “Blue Ice” is a new cultivar of a tough and hardy plant that grows well here in Sydney
school children delight in beheading them with sticks and shouting like the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
“Off with their heads!”
“Agapanthus” (1955) silver gelatin photograph by Olive Cotton
Tags: books, hands of fate, works on paper
the late 1800’s steamer tray trunk from Drunk on the Moon was too warped and stained for The Hands of Fate so I made a box out of craftboard and PVA glue
and started covering the surface with my much loved 42 year old copy of The Gardener’s Catalogue
this book has seen me through so many changes, the paper is brittle and worn & so am I… working on the floor for three days was fun but yikes! every muscle and bone started complaining yesterday, I was surprised as I loved working on the floor in my bedroom in a series of share houses right up until my late 20’s!
moved everything to my bench & it’s so much easier!
inside of the box covered in favourite images and words
underneath in process
& started stitching some very old rotted silk to a wide ribbon
which will be embroidered with The Hands of Fate
Tags: amulets, feathers, hope, thread
Tags: feathers, glass, hope, talismans, thread
Two Hopeful Things with Feathers by Mo16
made with “Story Stick” beads lampworked by Priscilla Johnson
Sage Moon Beads & Trappings
crow, emu & budgie feathers, turquoise, rosebud, vintage glass and clay beads,
ochre stained hand plied string from Arnhem Land 1976
detail of Old Man Crow’s Story Stick with Crow Feather
detail of my Story Stick with Emu and Derry the Budgie feathers
thank you Margaret!