the journey to the moon and back again continues

Posted: August 21, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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waxing-moon-ladder-2
the journey with the moon ladder continues each evening
curiosities
Curiosities – nest holder by Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano of Artsite Gallery, winged shell by Dotti Dauter, to the left is Grace of Windthread’s x-roads scrying cloth , a small basket by Margaret Olah, SW painted gourd by Carolyn Spahn, shells from Clovelley Beach, stones from the Kalang River, found feathers from here & there, porcupine spines and a stone from the Ganges brought back from India by Bronwyn
hands-of-fate
Ariel sleeping with the beginning of a new project, I am going to embroider those chamois leather evening gloves with my palmistry lines, they will become the “hands of fate” for the crow show next year. I washed them yesterday (they came up a lot cleaner but with a few more holes in them) then scanned my hands & turned them into photocopies
Left-hand-palm
Left Hand Palm – my dominant hand has become quite square & practical in shape over the last 60 years of living!
right-hand-palm
Right Hand Palm – the hand of destiny, the dreaming hand
will begin transfering the lines to the gloves this weekend

Comments
  1. Liz says:

    Chamois leather … like butter it is. I love that your palmistry lines will be stitched into these gloves. I wonder how cooperative your needle will be.

    • Mo Crow says:

      the chamois is much thicker than the black Italian calfskin I have been stitching for the crow eye amulets and is very old so there will be more tears & holes made in the process which will turn into lace

  2. fiberels says:

    Wonderful (old) gloves , and wonderful project Mo !
    The inside on the outside !

  3. deanna7trees says:

    what a wonderful idea. my dad read palms. can’t wait to see your progress.

    • Mo Crow says:

      your Dad was a very special man Deanna, have just got all the lines marked out with the tracing wheel and made a cardboard insert the size of my hand so I don’t stitch the back to the front, the next move is deciding what colour and weight of thread… indigo, black, white or red in linen, cotton or silk or the lovely vintage Silkworm thread that is slightly darker than the chamois, will do some repairs first on the fingertips and holes to get a feel for the leather

  4. What a lot of special treasures you have there, Mo. I an really intrigued with your ladder to the moon. And I think stitching your palmistry lines on the gloves is a brilliant idea!

  5. Sometimes the idea is just right and the art flows. Looking forward to seeing the outcome.

  6. ravenandsparrow says:

    Yes, sometimes art just demands to be. I’m looking forward to seeing the gloves transform.

  7. coloremartine says:

    What a joy to look at those curiosities. I’ve sometimes dreamt of flying to the moon…..never thougt of climbing there………………
    Looking forward very much to your crow show next year.

  8. Carol says:

    So very beautiful, Mo, I love seeing your collections. The gloves are such a gift, and they couldn’t go to a better home than yours.

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