Crow Book 3 (the smoking man)

Posted: March 12, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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crow book 3 by Mo Orkiszewski 2014“Crow Book 3 (the smoking man)” hand bound journal for Old Man Crow by Mo Crow (aka Orkiszewski) 2014
black leather, black linen thread, white silk thread, magic thread from Jude Hill, marbled paper lining,
text block rose printed stonehenge watercolour paper & artist’s quality acid free cartridge paper
H 11cm  W 16.5cm D 2.5cm
crow book 3 back cover by Mo 2014on the back of the cover is a stitched rendition of the smoking man drawing by Old Man Crow (aka Rod Morgan)
crow-book-3-smoking-man-detail-digital print of the smoking man drawing
crow-book-3-inside-front-coverinside front cover
Crow-Book-3-inside-backinside back cover
inside rose petal prints
Crow-book-3-magnet-detailvery strong rare earth magnets from Aussie Magnets encased in leather for the closure
crow-book-3Every few years I make a new journal for Old Man Crow to write his songs and thoughts into.
Here’s links to Crow Book 2, Crow Book 1 and the Heartline Book
you can see more of my handmade books & cards here
Old-Man-CrowOld Man Crow with his Gibson & the rose petals drying from last week’s alchemical rose experiment
week-old-rosesI love these old sepia coloured roses even though they have no scent at all…
they are still holding 8 days later!

  1. deedeemallon says:

    wow. gorgeous. love the tracking ‘x’s’ across the cover. Is it my imagination, or did this one come together very fast?!

  2. deanna7trees says:

    yes, i was thinking that too…that you did this one in record time. it’s gorgeous. and those roses…magical creations of nature.

  3. love it Mo – the beautiful book blushing for the man…

  4. Jane (epocktextiles) says:

    great book Mo. and as they said (about the roses) no scent, but extended longevity. They are as beautiful as the journal is handsome.

  5. Carol says:

    Mo, what a triumph! This journal is really wonderful, and all the parts of it are perfect. I love the way you’ve sewn the edges of the cover, superb. I’m sure Old Man Crow will write and draw wonderfully in such a book!

  6. margaret johnson says:

    Absolutely beautiful Mo, bet Rod is thrilled. Once again, I just love the details you weave into you work. Am also smitten with book 2. oxox

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks Marg, Rod is stoked! These journals take a few years to fill so by the time he’s ready for the next one we will be launching The illustrated Lyrics of Old Man Crow!

  7. Susan C says:

    Your journals are beautiful, Mo. The special rose pages and drawings in this one are wonderful.

  8. jude says:

    gorgeous book Mo. you are tempting me with the book idea…great gift.

  9. This is a blog of love

  10. wow, these gorgeous creations of yours, they are so ancient feeling, treasures to be discovered in the future.

  11. absolutely, sumptuously gorgeous, Mo; Old Man Crow is a very lucky man!

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