Winter Solstice

Posted: June 21, 2013 by Mo Crow in spirit book
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Spirit-Book-no11The sun is coming up after the longest night of the year
& I just finished this page for Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Spirit Book no 11
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, Japanese Abaca paper, nettle string, glass & bone beads, sepia ink,  Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic & grape vine stem
spirit-Book-no7pages for Susan’s Spirit Book no 7
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, unravelled jute cord, raw cotton string , nettle string, bookbinders mull, sepia ink,  Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic
spirit-book-no2pages for Susan’s Spirit Book no 2
digital print on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, found hessian that was no longer holding up a street tree, grey kozo paper with leaf & bark inclusions, grey linen thread, red silk, glass beads, Inchiostro violetto (violet ink), Fuchsia Derwent Inktense pencil, Golden Titanium white fluid acrylic
I am learning so much on this journey through Susan Kapscinski Gaylord’s portfolio of her Spirit Books
here’s the links to Week 3, Week 2 & Week 1

  1. Carol says:

    Just fabulous, Mo! Really, truly beautiful.

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for visiting Carol ! is it raining & wet and cold up the coast too?

      • Carol says:

        Sun is just out but we are expecting huge winds this afternoon, which is scary with all the huge trees and the sodden soil… And I must check out my studio to see if the drains have backed up. Fingers crossed!

  2. Eliene says:

    This little project is coming along famously Mo. You know how much I love to see your creativity coming alive & this one is no different. You are soo inspiring….& looks lik so much fun too.

    • Mo Crow says:

      this one is a lot of fun, I wake up every morning thinking about what I want to try next and often the first cup of coffee goes cold in the process!

  3. Valerianna says:

    Wonderful how you are working with Susan’s book, really great!

    And, sun went down here a few hours ago, on the longest DAY of the year. Isn’t it just mindboggling? Well, it is to me, how different one place can be from another, and, well, you guys down under all turned around, walking upside down with your feet glued to the Earth, how about that?

    • Mo Crow says:

      Susan is the most fabulously generous artist, her books are truly beautiful and she is fully supportive of this making, i hope one day to see her work in real life but for now this translation of the work by printing from the digital to the real is a good work around.
      & ha! y'know for years I had so much trouble working out how to turn the Native American Medicine Wheel upside down and back to front to correspond with living in this Land Down Under 'til one day I realized the ground where my feet are is south the sun rises in the east & sets in the west no matter where I stand on this planet and north is where my head is most of the time in the clouds believing in the moon & all those stars!

      • Valerianna says:

        Ha… yes, I can see how that might be confusing. Good you went with your reality, which, really, is the only one for you! ( and, BTW, you were in my dream last night! I was in Australia! And, that’s pretty much all I remember.. )

  4. Robyn says:

    Mo, this is such a beautiful book! I can feel the joy in creating it.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks for visting Robyn, making this book brings me closer to Susan’s work & I am learning so much in the process which brings me to this quote-
      “What good is knowledge if it just floats in the air? It goes from computer to computer. It changes and grows every second of every day. But nobody actually knows anything.”
      – Don DeLillo
      via Whiskey River

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