Street Art in Newtown

Posted: November 30, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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graffiti-8flower of life mandalas are growing in the back streets of Newtown
mandalas-in-Newtownpainted by Suchis
mandalasmandala-detailbeautiful work!

Ariel P. Cat is 16!

Posted: November 27, 2015 by Mo Crow in Blue Cat Heaven, It's Crow Time
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balloon catAriel P Cat is 16 years old,  here he is bravely protecting the house from the balloons on his second birthday!preprandial siesta Mo 2003A pre-prandial siesta from Cooking with Cats 2003
To read more about Ariel click here
Mo & Ariel Ariel December 1999Ariel at 3 weeks old December 1999
Ariel-2015Happy Birthday Ariel !

cc15-0000Toad Moon with Ladder is my offering for the Collectors Choice 2015 at Artsite Gallery
come along to the opening 3-5 pm this Sunday November 29th
preview from 11am-5pm Saturday November 28th
time to celebrate!

Quality Control

Posted: November 22, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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quality-controlabout a quarter of the hand deckled cards have ink smudges where the edges caught on the printer head
smudge each smudge is being turned into a life size sketch of Actinotus minor
detail funny how the cards with the tiny sketched flowers make more sense
process I have finally started to love my inner critic after 60 years, she keeps my edges honed & the work honest!

it’s the Silly Season!

Posted: November 20, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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xmas-card-15webIt’s the Silly Season, the temperature is soaring & the xmas card is well under way. Each year we send out 150 cards to customers, suppliers, friends and family (you can see the past 23 years of cards here) Settled on the Moab Somerset Museum Rag 300 gsm for printing the photo of Actinotus minor mounted on hand deckled Canson Stonehenge bright white 245 gsm printmakers paper, the red stitches in the corners in the pic on the right were fun but superfluous.
Started very early this morning so all the card backs were ripped to size, hand deckled and printed by lunchtime, here’s some pics in process
xmas-cards-in-processthe bone folder to score and rip the edges
xmas-cards-in-process-2test print for font & size
hand-deckled-edgesmoothing down the deckled edges with a moist bone folder
ready-to-cropall the card backs are printed inside & out & photos are ready to crop & mount
it's-a-productionit’s a production but that’s enough for today, it’s Hot!
cool-oasisthe garden is a cool oasis
Kangaroo-PawKangaroo Paw at midnight

Toad Moon with Ladder

Posted: November 14, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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toad-moon-with-ladder-Mo-15-webToad Moon with Ladder by Mo 15
H 425mm x W 90mm
cane toad skin, passionfruit vine tendrils, flax cord, cotton perle &  silk thread, antique lace, carved wood button, shell, emu feathers, pearl, clay & glass beads, bangalow palm inflorescence bound with silk/steel thread

The Wayward Leunig

Posted: November 12, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Irrelevance-by-Leunigthe good ship “Irrelevance” by Michael Leunig
Leunig-booksMichael chatted about art, life & the influence of ducks at Gleebooks to launch his latest book, “The Wayward Leunig”.
He is such a gentle soul, take a squizz at more of his wonderfully wry and whimsical work on his website & the Michael Leunig Appreciation Page
ThisWay by Leunig for Gleebooks