‘Can’t see the Forest for the Trees’

Posted: October 22, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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forest-for-the-trees-detail-Mo-14‘Can’t See the Forest for the Trees ‘ (detail ) Mo 14 scale app 2:1
a talisman for seeking clarity
moss agate, grape vine and passionfruit vine tendrils, gum nuts, brass, glass, bone and clay beads from Africa, silk/steel thread, knotted, plyed & waxed linen threadsforest-for-the-trees-Mo-14‘Can’t See the Forest for the Trees’ Mo 2014 true scale
here’s some process photos going widdershins

  1. kathydorfer says:

    I love all these wonderful necklaces you make …. I would love to sit and watch you !

  2. Dana says:

    Another beauty…and clarity, what an elusive state of being.

  3. O mo
    What magic you make!
    Can i sent you mail?

  4. Dotti says:

    LOVE the forest and the trees Mo! And you!!!

  5. Marti says:

    The clarity of your vision is foremost in this talisman Mo, nothing blurry here. Your exquisite attention, the detail, the workmanship but most of all, your passion for what you bring to each talisman, is quite the gift. Your first one, Sea Dreaming and this one, Can’t See the Forest for the Trees, really call to me from a sense of the unknown to the known, from leaping into what could be to the grounding of what is; mist and earth…

  6. I think this is my favorite one, yet, Mo – so lovely and earthy, it seems to speak of the peaceful atmosphere of a pristine forest…

  7. Liz says:

    Sea Dreaming is the talisman that first brought me to your blog … and this last one raises the eternal question: “Mountains or beach?”
    These days my answer is “Both!”
    Thank you for capturing perfect moments in the beauty of our world … they make my heart sing!

  8. beth says:

    This is such a fine series, Mo. I can tell each is from your hand but each is so unique in it’s own way.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Thanks for these good words Beth, last night was one of those long dark nights of the soul filled with unnamed fears & doubts, today is a lot better!

  9. deanna7trees says:

    a most beautiful one.

  10. fiberels says:

    Well … but I can see another beautiful talisman 😉

  11. Carol says:

    Each one becomes my favourite! Necklaces to dream by… Sorry you’re having a rough time, and hope it has passed now. When I feel down I just drop my bundle. When you’re down, you create such beautiful magic. I want to be like you, Mo!

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks Carol, today is a much much better day, it’s sunny and warm again at last & our roof is going to be fixed next week for about $500-$600! The next door neighbour recommended a terrific handyman named Greg who climbed up on the roof on Monday afternoon. He had a good look, confirmed that the fascia board has rotted and needs to be replaced + some flashing slipped in under the edge of the tin roof as the roofing iron is just a bit too short. There’s a few hundred dollars in materials + 3-4 hours work at $70 an hour, can’t tell you how relieved we both are, it’s been a big worry for nearly two years, x fingers we will be able to stay here for a few more years yet!

  12. saskia says:

    this is special and beautiful, i especially like your use of the vines

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for visiting Saskia, the passionfruit vine tendrils are quite fragile but binding them with the silk wound stainless steel makes them sturdy enough to wear

  13. handstories says:

    If a person could wear all of your pieces at once, imagine how centered they’d be…

  14. Heather says:

    Oooh, this one’s up my alley for sure!

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