spring-cleanthis tatty old veneer table which fits so perfectly under the window was getting horribly grubby, the at least 40 year old sealer was getting gross so I spent a few hours this morning scraping and sanding then whacked a coat of paint on it, much brighter!
Just killing time ’til we go up to the gallery at 4 to pull down the rest of the Crow Show.
Enjoying Jude Hill considering ideas, catching them on the fly with her astute observations as they move through her and watching how they flow…
that got me thinking about my favourite old moon
letter-f-mo-2007“The Letter F” Mo 2007 from An illuminated Book of Cats
and the stars
Aquarius Mo1999“Aquarius” Mo 1999 from the Celestial Times Zodiac Series
and how my beautiful friend Carol’s face appeared in the moon of Truth the day she died
35--Truth-webthere is much to reflect on in this search for Beauty in our wild 21st C world

Toad-Moon-with-Ladder-and-Lichen-Mo16Toad Moon with Ladder and lichen Mo16
Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth
is just going with her SunMoonStars Diary which started on the Equinox
so I thought I would look back at some old moons
toad-moon-with-ladder-Mo-15-webToad Moon with Ladder Mo15
A-Love-Letter-to-the-Moon-framed-Mo-15A Love Letter to the Moon Mo15
blue moonBlue Moon Mo14
Dark-Moon-Memory-Keeper-by-Mo-Orkiszewski-2014Dark Moon Memory Keeper Mo14
blue moon talinistic dilly bag by Mo 2014Blue Moon Talinistic Dilly Bag (aka everything I know about the moon and the sea) Mo14
Crow Show RWDark Moon Dancer at Artsite Gallery
the Crow Show closes today at 5pm

that’s how the light gets in

Posted: September 23, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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there-is-a-crack-in-everything-mo16“there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” line from Anthem by Leonard Cohen
it’s the Spring Equinox here in the Land Down Under
celebrating the balance point of the seasons
there’s some lovely optics going on with carving the cracks in this beautiful lead crystal ink well (WIP)
it’s the count down, 3 days to go til the Crow Show finishes on Sunday

a shy Full Moon

Posted: September 18, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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full-moon-september-16a shy Full Moon
feeling fragile at this midpoint in the Crow Show
it’s a roller coaster of a ride and the good vibes far outweigh the sad ones
as Don DeLillo said in “Great Jones St” (1973)
“Be naked at the moment of delivery”

“It’s about the music, man!”

Posted: September 16, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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sourpuss-late-70s-julie-sellens
Old Man Crow (aka Rod Morgan) lead singer in Sourpuss at the Royal George Hotel (late 70’s)
he asked young Willem van Ekert to play drums with Old Man Crow back in 2008 wondering if he would feel OK playing with such old guys…
to which Willem replied
“It’s about the music, man!”

& now you can listen to The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow Pts 1-4 on YouTube
Pt1
Pt2
Pt3
Pt4

or buy the book & CD set online here

The Crow Show continues at Artsite Gallery til the 25th

Crow Eye Amulets

Posted: September 11, 2016 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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crow-eye-amulet-iCrow Eye Amulet I Mo15
black Italian glove leather, vintage mother of pearl button, bat claw, emu feather, black barnacle, silk steel wrapped grapevine tendril, black glass beads, waxed linen thread & leather cord filled with a rose bud & sprig of lavender wrapped in red silk
crow-eye-amulet-iiiCrow Eye Amulet III Mo15
glass crow eye and feathers lampworked by Kathy Dorfer, black Italian glove leather, linen thread, glass beads, beading cord, filled with rose petals for love, lemon scented gum for spirit of place, lavender for healing & rosemary for remembrance all wrapped up in raw red silk and every knot made with magical intent
crow-eye-amulet-ivCrow Eye Amulet IV Mo15
black Italian glove leather, glass, clay & bone beads, pentacle buttons, vintage ostrich feathers, linen and silk threads, bat claw, beading cord filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon scented eucalyptus
Sold
crow-eye-amulet-vCrow Eye Amulet V Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen thread, Avril washi mall yarn, Dairing Galaxy yarn,
vintage silk button with eyelet lace applique, glass beads, vintage ostrich feather, bat claw
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
sold
crow-eye-amulet-viCrow Eye Amulet VI Mo15
black Italian glove 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
crow-eye-amulet-viiCrow Eye Amulet VII Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen thread, glass beads, vintage silk button with eyelet lace
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
Sold
crow-eye-amulet-viiiCrow Eye Amulet VIII Mo16
black Italian glove leather, leather cord, boar bristles, vintage ostrich feathers, vintage mother of pearl button, linen thread, glass beads, Habu moire yarn, filled with rosemary, lavender, rose petals, lemon myrtle, raw red silk
crow-eye-amulet-9Crow Eye Amulet IX Mo16
emu feathers, boar bristle, glass beads, silk & linen thread, Habu moire yarn, glove leather, grape vine tendril, black ink

crow-eye-amulet-xCrow Eye Amulet X Mo16
emu feathers, grape vine tendril, glove leather, glass beads, silk & linen thread,
white acrylic paint, black ink
crow-eye-amulet-xiCrow Eye Amulet XI Mo16
grape vine tendrils, vintage dyed chicken feathers, bat claw, pentacle button,
glass beads, leather, linen thread, Habu moire yarn, black ink
crow-scarfCrow Scarf Mo 13 & Crow Eye Amulet XII Mo16
white cotton scarf dyed and embroidered in B&W, 
eelskin guitar string feather with crow eye amulet on Hakea twig
crow-scarf-detailcrow scarf detail
crow-scarf-detail-rwcrow scarf detail photo courtesy of Richard Whitfield
NB Crow Eye Amulet II was gifted interstate

Old Man Crow is playing to the gallery this arvo at 3pm
the Crow Show is on til the 25th, come in and have a look if you’re in town!

crow-show-details-1The Cat’s Whiskers 2013, A Barrel of Fun 2014 and Line Dancing 2016
crow-show-details-2hand bound artist’s proof of The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow & The Ties That Bind 2016 framed
make-a-wish
Make a Wish 2016
crow-show-details-3Hope is the thing with feathers 2012
roderick-mo-and-paul-webmy brother Paul flew home yesterday, he is the keeper of our family ties & we miss him already!
The Crow Show continues at Artsite ’til September 25th