Hope on this First Day of Spring

Posted: August 31, 2012 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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This is one of the most inspiring & beautiful essays I have ever read about the power of love & hope and cloth and giving and the power of well wrought words
“Hope Arrived Yesterday” by Wendy Golden-Levitt for HandEye Magazine
thank you Velma for sharing this link
After reading those inspiring words I had to stitch more Hope into The Thing with Feathers on this first day of Spring, photographed in process with the beautiful handbound book by Margaret Johnson of  “Hope” by Emily Dickinson that she gifted me last week, a wishbone from one of Ariel’s organic quails and beads from Nancy of Pomegranate Trail.
detail of  “the thing with feathers” which is finished for now but will get more hope added over the years when needed, earlier this week I thought it was an object poem that could be exhibited with Margaret Johnson’s handbound book of “Hope” in the previous photo but this one is Home, it doesn’t need to go out in the world
“the thing with feathers” by Mo Orkiszewski 2012
emu feathers, printmakers mull, melauleuca bark, very old glass beads from Africa, cotton and linen thread, a wishbone (from one of Ariel’s organic quails that he eats for dinner) and a piece of driftwood from the cove where we do our crow feather giveaway at the Winter Solstice each year.
Update on this second day of Spring, this hopeful glass just happened… “the thing with feathers” needed somewhere to rest and I have carried around this cracked crystal vase for the past 3 moves hoping to carve the edge to make it safe to handle one day… well I just did it! after receiving the most beautiful e-mail from Wendy Golden-Lovitt, a woman of great grace & getting started with Jude’s Spirit Cloth Diaries, talk about moving energy!!!
“the thing with feathers” holding Margaret Johnson’s handbound book of “Hope” by Emily Dickinson
I woke up dreaming of how the nest of feathers makes the perfect setting for Margaret’s gift & it works… this is exciting!

  1. Carol says:

    Amazing article by Wendy Golden-Levitt! Very inspiring. Thanks Mo and Velma.

  2. Eliene says:

    I agree…..Inspirational. I know I will going back in again & re reading. Thank you both.

  3. nadia says:

    Inspiring article. And the crystal was well worth bringing back to life–very lovely with the feathers.
    Looking forward to seeing what you’ll create in Jude’s Diaries.
    best, nadia

  4. Martine says:

    want to tell you how much i love your blog……….

  5. spiritcloth says:

    lots of winging over here today!

  6. Steph says:

    Oooooooooooh I love this … even if I don’t like the thought it’s Spring for you… means we’re heading to Winter here… 😉 I hope all is well for you… love Something Else too 🙂

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