Crow Amulet VI

Posted: October 6, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Crow-Amulet-VI-Mo15Crow Amulet VI by Mo 15
leather, linen, silk, vintage silk button with eyelet lace applique, glass beads, emu feather,
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle (aka Backhousia citriodora)
crow eye detail
Crow-eye-detailhanging on the door in the afternoon light
crow-foot-detailcrow foot detail

of leaves and kings

Posted: October 5, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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3-kings-web-Mo15These leaf kings appeared with the help of a glass of wine or three, some black ink, white gouache, gold silk casings, boar bristles, vintage Silkworm thread and some old lace over a few days last weekend on a contact print made with eucalyptus leaves on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper by Bronwyn Berman.

I thought it might make a good print for this year’s xmas card but it didn’t so it’s back to the drawing board…


Posted: October 3, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic

hair-memento-mori-buttona faded Victorian era memento mori button binding a lock of human hair of unknown origin
this week I caught up with one of my most inspiring artist friends Olga Cironis
Olga has used hair in her sculptural work for many years riding the edge of attraction and repulsion, one of my most poignant memories was watching her tiny hair boat flying free from the cliff below our house down into the harbour water on a dark and starless night in 1990 (25 years ago…)
Olga CironisOlga working on her hair weaving
Here’s a link to an interview where she discusses this work

Poppies !

Posted: September 30, 2015 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time

poppies-1-Mo15the gardener’s perqusite
poppies-2-Mo15it’s spring
poppies-3-Mo15such a riot of colour

The Influence of the Moon on Women’s Minds

Posted: September 29, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic

Moon-rays-womenfront cover of the Lunar Almanac by Rosemary Ellen Guiley 1991
I wrote to the author recently re the provenance of this image but she didn’t know anything about it as the UK publishers put their own cover together but I did find this related image on the net
the influence of the moon on women's minds
still don’t know the who or where or why of it but getting closer
Marti Weisbrich in New Mexico sent these beautiful photographs of the Blood Moon from her place
Blood-Moon-by-Marti-Weisbrich Blood-Moon-2-by-Marti-WeisbrichJude Hill made a photographic nine patch to celebrate the eclipse
Michelle in NYC took this great shot
Christina Wiese added some brilliant shots to her Moon album
Karen Davies of Moonlight & Hares
Doris Doppelstich rose coloured view
Susi Bancroft of Boostitich Moon
Bérénice Mollet Gestation
Liz Ackert in the hill country of Texas
Dee Mallon & Cloth Company
Rhonda Ayliffe Art & Etc : look up
Els FibreRainbow in The Netherlands
Alaphonse Mouzon (aka John Thompson guitar player extraordinaire) shooting the moon at the Jazz festival in Japan
hopefullunacydetail2A Love Letter from a Stray Moon (detail) Hopeful Lunacy Mo 2012

Waxing Gibbous Moon

Posted: September 28, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Moon-waxing-to-full-in-PiscesMoon Rise waxing gibbous in Pisces
Full-Moon-void-of-coursea few hours later Moon Void of Course
Full-Moonmoon-ladder-September-1599.8% Nearly Full Moon
moondance-variation“it’s a marvelous night for a Moondance”

Rock-Paper-Scissors-by-John-Wright-2015Rock, Paper, Scissors by John Wright 2015
cast iron, lead
such a brilliant piece, the weight of the drape…
here’s a link to more photos of this wonderful annual show at Defiance Gallery
it’s on til October 24th

PS I need to go back & take a better photo!