a baskowl !

Posted: April 20, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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baskowl-by-Patricia-Spanglerthis beautiful Baskowl by Patricia Spangler of Following Thread just arrived in the mail
a brilliant design of good sturdy construction, it’s the perfect container for holding the beads, bones, feathers, string and needles I use for making talismans & amulets
here’s a link to see more of the magic at Patricia’s Following Thread Shopping Place 

mending

Posted: April 19, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, knots and nests
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mending-the-very-good-jacketwhilst mending the never ending story of a very good jacket this face appeared and I recognized it in this shell! mending-detailour old lady of a house needed a little mending too mended-wall-detailthe wall out the front was getting a bit too dangerous so we tied it together with some string & filled the cracks mended-wall I made a new shell and string curtain to replace the last one which was nicked one dark and starless night… this one tangles easily in the wind but as I gently tease out the strands
I recite Henrietta of Thread Reading‘s wise mom’s words
“never cut a knot, always untie it. If you can’t figure out how to untie a knot,
you’ll never figure out how to solve your problems.”
I had always cut knots out before… you can see more of Henrietta’s inspiring stitching here

pretty in pink

Posted: April 18, 2015 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time
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rosesI love wild rambling Cecil Brunner roses, the delicate perfume, the perfect form and the prettiest pink

Beneath This Sky by Bronwyn BermanBeneath This Sky (aka The Bee Canopy) by Bronwyn Berman
public sculpture commisssioned by Blacktown Council for the children’s playground in Steeltrap Drive, Doonside
beneath this sky entrance by Bronwyn Bermanthe steel and glass canopy covers the entrance to the children’s playground
canopy scaleit’s tall!
bee-parkthe hexagonal soft covering is wonderfully springy to walk on
bee-canopy-detailcanopy detail
bee-detailbeeutiful

Bound!

Posted: April 8, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music
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first-draft-boundJust finished binding the first draft of The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow title-pagethe title page table-of-contentstable of contents
here’s a random selection of the pagesI-got-the-bluesI got the Blues BeautyBeauty Crossroads-HotelCrossroads Hotel Playin-the-bluesPlayin’ the Blues Here's-Your-HatHere’s Your Hat
now it’s time to start honing the details!

Brass Key, Back Door

Posted: April 6, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music
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Brass-Key-Back-Door-web-Mo15Brass Key, Back Door © 2013 Rod Morgan (aka Old Man Crow) illustration by Mo 2014
click on the title to watch Old Man Crow playing this song and the pic to see the details Brass-Key-Heart“bury my heart, ‘cos it’s on fire, burning up like a funeral pyre”
That’s the last song for the first edit, doing the happy dance here an hour before dawn!

Here’s Your Hat

Posted: April 6, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music
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Heres-your-hat-web-Mo15Here’s Your Hat © 2012 Rod Morgan (aka Old Man Crow) illustration by Mo 2014
click on the title to watch Old Man Crow playing this song  and the pic to see the details
Here's-you-hat-red-detailsecond last song for this first round of editing!