The Talinistic 2013

Posted: July 13, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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talinistic Mo 2013The Talinisitc 2013 by Mo Crow
twig, bat claws, bone, wood, and glass beads, vintage Silkworm thread & raw silk
(Indigo Moon by Shibori Girl )
A few days ago there was a twig that looked like a crow foot just sitting on the front doorstep so this morning it turned into one with a little help from the trusty Volvere micromotor dentist drill
crowspirit-in-processin place

  1. Eliene says:

    Gifts appear for us in the most unusual way at times……….this looks amazing Mo….no way does it look like a twig now!!!

  2. margaret johnson says:

    Stunningly beautiful Mo. ox

  3. shared at Face book dear Mo….it’s really fine…

  4. Patricia says:

    oh. again. i’m stunned deeply. no words. except maybe “how?”

    • Mo Crow says:

      The magic Patricia! it made itself from the found twig, 4 tiny bat claws waiting in a gourd full of salt, the carved bone beads were a perfect fit, the blue wood beads just needed a little opening up with the drill to act as bezels for the claws and the threads pull it all together.

  5. kathydorfer says:

    i love nature and beads put together . i also like making beads that represent nature.
    great piece Mo !

  6. the spirit of the wood, the bat, who gave the bone, and the silkworm would
    recognize themSelves in this. very alive.

  7. helen lee says:

    This is the kind of thing I love and never quite manage to make. It made itself, yes, but with your vision. It is deeply humming in my heart….perfect.

    I’m very interested in the claws being kept in salt….for preserving? I have owl feet, but the bugs have finally got the feathers now. I like the bones that are left very much too, but would like to have managed to keep one feathered.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Helen, I have used salt to store the bat claws ever since the mortuary beetles ate the bat wings on my Transformation Gourd and ruined a jackdaw wing that a friend had sent over from England as well back on April Fool’s Day 2009. Freezing for a few weeks helps with getting rid of any mites in feathers as well.

  8. Carol says:

    Pure magic, Mo, and as if you aren’t enough of a magician, you have a dentist’s drill! How cool is that?

    • Mo Crow says:

      I sold my motorcycle to buy the Volvere when I was at Sydney College of the Arts studying glass and jewelry in the late 80’s & can’t imagine life without it!

  9. Oh, this is lovely. Your work is exquisite!
    You were very lucky with that twig! I often see little fairy canes and the occasional troll-finger, but never something that full and earthy and delicate.

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