Alchemy and Indigo (Part Three)

Posted: January 12, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Indigo-Amulet-by-Mo-15‘Indigo Amulet’ by Mo 2015 made in the Bower Bird Blues workshop January 9th -11th 2015
indigo amulet front detail Mo 15front detail all materials supplied by India & Roz except the vegetable tanned leather
indigo amulet back detail by Mo 15Moback detail
blue-notes-indigo-cloth-samplesblue-notes-and-envelopesIndia and Roz made small blue notes notebook and handy envelopes for collecting feathers and leaves
notessketches and notes
drawingdrawing helps me understand the world
bower-dreamingand find the focus
bangalow-palm-grovewalking each morning at dawn in the subtropical rainforest
canopylooking up
fungusfinding beauty in the fine detail
goldcoastand the long view from Eagle Heights
What a magical start to the year!
Link to Part Two here & Part One here

  1. She was having such a good time she almost didn’t want to ever go home with her wonderful amulet.

  2. handstories says:

    Oh, my! Oh, my! Oh, my! (one for each of the three installments). It was like viewing a dream…

  3. Eliene says:

    Ahhh, the magic of making and the making of magic….whoo hoo….and in a beautiful setting. Who could ask for more. So happy for you Mo. I know you were sooo looking forward to this weekend.

  4. Carol says:

    Oh, yes please, at least one more post! I didn’t want it to end either. Such magic coming from your blue hands… And Mo, that mysterious photo in the rain forest – that has such atmosphere you can almost feel that magic! Your amulet is so beautiful and your notes are really something to treasure with your memories. (((Mo)))

    • Mo Crow says:

      a good workshop lives on & grows & feeds the soul for the rest of our lives …
      as Rebecca Solnit said;
      “Perhaps it’s true that you can’t go back in time, but you can return to the scenes of a love, of a crime, of happiness, and of a fatal decision; the places are what remain, are what you can possess, are what is immortal. They become the tangible landscape of memory, the places that made you, and in some way you too become them. They are what you can possess and in the end what possesses you.”
      via Whiskey River

  5. margaret johnson says:

    Hey Mo, what fabulous pictures!! You’re amulet is absolutely GORGEOUS, and the mirror sketch of the skeleton leaf !!! Great to see all your posts, so glad you had a great time, weeeeeheeee!! Also love the quote from Rebecca Solnit, my thoughts exactly, but in much clumsier words. Hope Rod had a good time too. And how did Ariel survive without you both? What are the true colours of the indigo, front pic or back pic of amulet? I’ve never seen the colour in reality, only on blogs, which ofcourse has huge variation. See ya Mo, hope your face isn’t hurting too much from grinning!!!! Marg ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Marg, thanks for the question, will take a photo of the amulet outdoors in the morning, the light through that yellow glass on my bench makes it look turquoise! Ariel coped remarkably well even after the plane was delayed for two hours due to inclement weather, we didn’t get home til close to midnight! Rod enjoyed the peace and quiet of the bushwalks and was a champion for sleeping through me turning the king sized bed at the B&B into a studio on the last morning at 2am to finish the amulet!

  6. roz says:

    beautiful !

  7. julie says:

    This was a sensational triptych,Mo.My favorite part were the photos of each of the women….what beauties. And your notes…thank you for opening up the notebook!!

    • Mo Crow says:

      We have all been invited to send photos of the cloths and amulets transformed by the blueness for Roz and India to post over on the Bower Bird Blues blog soon.

  8. beth says:

    A really nice capture of the experience Mo. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Mo, thanks for sharing your notebooks with that lovely blue ink. The workshop looked just wonderful fun, not to mention all the beautiful work that you all produced.

  10. fiberels says:

    Oh my ….. what an amazing workshop you had !!!!!
    (I deeply envie you 😉 …)

  11. deanna7trees says:

    wonderful overview of your amazing experience. thanks so much for sharing. happy to hear how much you enjoyed it all.

    • Mo Crow says:

      seeing everyone develop such different directions out of the same bag of materials was such a buzz, look forward to seeing them all turned blue over at the Bower Bird Blues blog

  12. Valerianna says:

    I’ve just read all three parts and salivated at some of the blues – looks like you had a great time!!

  13. velma bolyard says:

    i am so glad to read about this long-brewing workshop; wonderful reporting, mo. thanks for letting us see into that special place/time.

  14. magical and beautiful blueswomen all ! what a pleasure to see…i concur with fave is the womens faces themselves.thank you mo.

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