Dark Moon Memory Keeper

Posted: May 2, 2014 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time
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Dark-Moon-Memory-Keeper-by-Mo-Oriszewski-2014“Dark Moon Memory Keeper” by Mo 2014
I have poured all the memories of my friend Carol
the tears for her passing and the joyfulness of her bright spirit into this memory keeper
Dark-Moon-Memory-Keeper-back-by-Mo-2014this Dark Moon by Glennis Shibori Girl was more beautiful with no stitching but I needed to try
Dark-Moon-Memory-Keeper-front-detail-1-by-Mo-2014-details of front
Dark-Moon-Memory-Keeper-front-detail-2 wishbone, cat claw sheath and bound cat whiskers, shells, Lapis Lazuli, glass & clay beads from Africa and Peru
Dark-Moon-Memory-Keeper-front-detail-3detail of stitching on an indigo dyed moon by Jude Hill
NB  all the wonderful vintage indigo cloths in this bag are from Glennis Shibori Girl and Jude Hill
and with many thanks to Jude for showing me how to stitch through the tears
blue-cat-star-womana bit later…
love how Margaret Johnson’s “Blue Star Woman” and Elizabeth Bunsen’s “Blue Cat Dreaming” fit in so perfectly
& the next day
Terri Windling posted the most beautiful poem and images for the Beltane Moon

  1. Jane Bodnaruk says:

    kind of like the dilly bag, but different – beautiful stitch, and a wonderful memory keeper

  2. Eliene says:

    I think this is beautiful Mo….a real testament to Carol……..that bright light in the Indigo sky.

  3. Carol says:

    What a beautiful receptacle for memories, Mo, truly a work of art. Lovely that Eric has your blue moon talinistic bag; what a sad time this is. xox

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for the good words Carol! the funeral begins in half an hour Eric will be playing his beautiful Windows CD 3 thousand miles away in Far North Queensland, we will listen here at home, holding space for her bright brave spirit to fly free.

  4. margaret johnson says:

    Such a heartbreakingly beautiful tribute to your friend Mo. To hold and to remember, her Spirit will be with you always. ox

  5. Valerianna says:

    Oh dear, such a lovely honoring of a soul. Blessings.

  6. Sweetpea says:

    This is just beautiful, Mo, an honor to your friend and a way to sit with the grief for awhile.
    My best to you.

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for visiting Christi, “there is comfort in melancholy” to quote Joni Mitchell from her Hejira album. I will take it out this afternoon to look at some art, it’s the perfect size for my water bottle and glasses.

  7. Just beautiful, what a wonderful tribute.

  8. Robyn says:

    I hope you had a peaceful day thinking of your friend, Mo. Your memory keeper is such a beautiful way to remember her.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Robyn))) it was a beautiful day, a cold sou’wester blew in and cleared the air, the edge of the Blue Mountains cut sharp and clear under a pale white gold disc of a sun with slate blue clouds…

  9. Marti says:

    A bag of beauty filled with tears and memories: Mo as you use this bag, Carol is right beside you. She is always with you in your heart but this beautiful homage to her via this cloth bag, indigo sky, talismans of love, threads of connection, keeps her by your side, spirit walking in step with you. A night will come when the moon is especially bright and beautiful, go outside, walk barefoot in the grass or dirt or sand, lift the bag up to face the moon, it will be blessed anew because love of dear friends is always with us, and we are blessed for having it..

  10. beth says:

    This is so beautiful Mo. Keeping memories is really what it is all about isn’t it. A special place to keep memories of your friend and of course the therapy of stitch. Much love to you.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Beth))) the comfort of stitch, how it’s possible to do one tiny stitch after another even when my eyes were full of tears

  11. debgorr says:

    This is beautiful Mo. It does help to have something to hold on to…

  12. Dear darling Mo,
    I have held this post up for some time, scrolling back and again, looking at and absorbing the love, beauty and spirit of your friend Carol. Your Memory Keeper is such a beautifully potent talisman – I can feel the deep emotion, tears and care that has brought it into being… I love all the preceding thoughts and the full moon ritual suggested by Marti… I am deeply honored to have the little blue cat included – she came out from hiding and arrived just in time… I am so thankful for our time together and I too have been drawn into a blue moon dreaming once again – love that sharing of spirit… may a sweet gentle peacefulness and Carol’s spirit settle into your Memory Keeper and accompany you wherever you wander…

    much love to you friend,

  13. coloremartine says:

    Healing stitches when your eyes are full of tears………….
    Oh yes i know how you’re feeling. You made a wonderful memory keeper for your friend…….

  14. handstories says:

    it pulses with love.

  15. margaret johnson says:

    Mo, I feel so honoured to have the tiny ‘blue star spirit woman and cat’ as part of your beautiful memory keeper bag. The sharing of ‘Spirit ‘ among one another is so important. Your exquisite handwork is always a joy to behold, and touches many. ox

  16. The bag is breathtaking, Mo, and just the perfect place to keep cherished memories of someone very dear… I’m sure that making it has set you on the path to healing, though the loss is surely very hard. I’m sending you big hugs and healing energy…

  17. jude says:

    just amazing Mo, just right

  18. deedeemallon says:

    how intense and gentle a creation. hope the tears have rinsed some of the grief away.

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