out on the edge

Posted: September 24, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time

out on the edge of the dark side of Once in a Blue Moon
1.5mm round leather cord stitched with Gutermann black linen thread
this has taken quite some time
inside the papier maché mold
detail of x’s once the edge is finished I can get started on the retractable moon ladder!

I dream of a world where love is the answer
mending our beautiful broken world stitch by stitch
with deep gratitude to this magic circle of makers
Liz Ackert
Fiona Dempster
Barry Smith
Dee Mallon
Jude Hill
Judy Martin
Hazel Monte
Els Sneider
Dana Webb
Susi Bancroft
Wendy Watson
Bronwyn Berman
Martine Bos
Beth Brennan
Nancy Erisman
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
Grace Forrest-Maestas
Louise Watson
Michelle Slater
Margarita Sampson
Jane Bodnaruk
Susan Hemann
Roz Hawker
India Flint
Yvette Dopheide
Patricia Spangler
Kathy Dorfer
Glenda Jones
Arlee Barr
Ulrike Bogdan
Olga Cironis
Doris Perlhuhn
Christina Cairns
Saskia van Herwaarden
Carol Cantrell
Jana Cironis
Marti Weisbrich
Tina Zaffiro
Kristin McNamara Freeman
Rene Walkin
Margaret Johnson
Donna Hinchcliff
Eliene St. Romain
Cathy & Sarah Wright
Glenda Chamberlain
Jane Stapleford
Judy Lemezis
Jane Milliken
Linda Summers
Penny Vickery
Dotti Dauter
Maggie Brown
photographs courtesy of Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano Artsite Gallery

Liz Ackert sent a Peace Leaf made by Barry Smith wrapped in her hand dyed cochineal cloth along with peaceful words hand printed by Fiona Dempster, her finely stitched Take Heart safety pin and stitched my mending words into the blue for our beautiful broken world !

Karla Dickens Warrior Women

Posted: September 13, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

Karla Dickens series of twenty Warrior Women ( 2017)
cast aluminium underwear/chastity belts with feathers, cord, hooks, bells, locks, keys, teeth and lots of knots
Karla Dickens 5 Guardians

Doghouse” Karla Dickens 2016
Karla Dickens Lucky Bastard 2017Songs of Sorrow Karla Dickens 2017
Karla Dickens is one of the bravest artists working in Australia today
telling the stories that need to be told no holds barred
Grounded: Contemporary Australian Art is on at the National Art School until October 14th

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

Posted: September 11, 2017 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time

Shona Wilson Offering represented by Arthouse Gallery
at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at Carriageworks
detail of Shona’s Offering
Joshua Yeldham represented by Arthouse Gallery
Joshua Yeldham detail
more detail
Juz Kitson Jan Murphy GalleryChris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa Twilight of the Patriarchal Gods VI Watters Gallery
Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa Twilight of the Patriarchal Gods VII Watters Gallery
visiting the show is an almost overwhelming experience with 90+ galleries representing 300+ artists so it was good to catch up with friends!Sue Anderson and Gwen Harrison Impediment Press the lovely Fiona Dempster with  Good to Print Studiowearing the new linen dress she made for the show!
I enjoyed Fiona’s gracious & informative presentation
she gave me this beautiful second from her print series after the talk, it was lovely to meet in real life!
here it is at home with her partner Barry’s Peace Leaf
they are making such good magic!

Peace Leaves by Barry Smith

Posted: September 5, 2017 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time

Barry Smith made 210 Peace Leaves for the International Day of Peace on September 21st
here’s links to his blog detailing how they were made
The Power of Leaves
Peace Stash
Finding Fragments of Time for Peace
 Gently Unfolding
Hammering Out Peace
Only 209 to Go

& a link to Liz Ackert’s poetic response to receiving  Barry’s  Peace Leaves
Ripples of Peace
circling our beautiful broken world with love and peace in these troubled times

a walk in the park

Posted: September 2, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time

to celebrate spring we went for a bush walk in Royal National Park
I love the resilience of coastal heath plants
soul food
here’s a link to our walk on the same bush track in 2015