Last Chance To See

Posted: February 11, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Blue-Cat-Heavenour 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!


Posted: February 9, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic

Home by Bo ' Yang 1998“Home” © Bo ‘ Yang 1998
this print dipped in beeswax was gifted to me at the turn of the century, it lives on my fridge
Grace over at Windthread has a good discussion going on thoughts of Home

playing with The Hands of Fate

Posted: February 6, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Magical-Configuration-Mo16 playing with The Hands of Fate
magical-configuration-mk2magical configuration mk2 Mo 16

Agapanthus “Blue Ice”

Posted: February 6, 2016 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time
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Agapanthus-Blue-IceAgapanthus “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!”
Olive Cotton Agapanthus 1955“Agapanthus” (1955) silver gelatin photograph by Olive Cotton

handmade-boxthe 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
processand started covering the surface with my much loved  42 year old copy of The Gardener’s Catalogue
The-Gardeners-Catalogue-1974this 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!
workspacemoved everything to my bench & it’s so much easier!
The-Hands-of-Fate-inside-of-boxinside of the box covered in favourite images and words
The-Hands-of-Fate-box-underneathunderneath in process
The-Hands-of-Fate-ribbon& started stitching some very old rotted silk to a wide ribbon
which will be embroidered with The Hands of Fate

Crow Eye Amulet no 9

Posted: January 30, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Crow-Eye-Amulet-IXCrow Eye Amulet no 9 Mo16
emu feathers, boar bristle, glass beads, silk & linen thread, Habu moire, glove leather, grape vine tendril

hopeful-thingsTwo 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
detaildetail of Old Man Crow’s Story Stick with Crow Feather
detail-2detail of my Story Stick with Emu and Derry the Budgie feathers
thank you Margaret!

PS you can see more of Priscilla’s beautiful beads online at
Sage Moon Beads & Trappings
Sage Moon Beads on Etsy