Let it go… set it free

Posted: September 16, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

Sometimes what seems like a really good idea just doesn’t want to go that way…
hands-of-fate the Gardener’s Hand is  growing
hands-of-fate-detailtendrils & feathers from the fingertips
gardener-hand-detailit’s a wild thing that needs to go it’s own way
Let it go by Michael LeunigMichael Leunig says it so well

  1. dinahmow says:

    I’d wear those gloves!

  2. bronwyn says:

    Love it Mo!!

  3. fiona says:

    ooh isn’t that interesting? I kind of like that they are different – and started thinking of earth, wind, fire, sun, moon – can you find another three gloves?!?!? I love that Leunig one – the man is a genius. Hope the next steps find a path you want to wander along…

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for the good thoughts Fiona, am happy just working with this one pair honouring my two hands… the dreaming hand is fine needing very little more but the gardening/making hand will need a lot more work, it’s a wild thing!

  4. Christina says:

    Mo, I love these and the work you have done….sometimes when we think something is not working, or we just can’t do it any more, the time that feels the hardest is when we are closest to breaking through, or breaking free into a new place of being, creating, sharing…
    and so continuing on. At these, ‘I can go no further ‘ times, I simply lay it down, sit with it. Walk away, then come back to it in a while, maybe a long while….then see. Xx

  5. grace says:

    it is NOT!, not a lost cause….it’s its own entity…becoming what it really is…i love this, Mo,
    very very much

  6. Liz says:

    How well I know the feeling of looking at what is and comparing it (unfavorably) to the image in my head.

    BTW, I have a question. The moon in the cartoon is a waxing crescent on my side of the world. I’m curious about whether it depicts a waxing or waning crescent on your side.

    • Mo Crow says:

      yikes addendum to previous reply…I was totally wrong, thank you Liz! we do see the moon’s phases opposite here in the Land Down Under… in the cartoon that is a waning crescent!
      my excuse is that I am left handed and was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the USA but have lived here in Australia since 1969 so I am always confused about which way a tap turns on or off, which way a cyclone spins & spent years inverting the American Indian Medicine Wheel until I oriented South to where my feet touch the earth, North to where my head touches the sky, East is where the sun rises and west is where it sets no matter where I am standing on our planet

  7. That’s really fascinating about the medicine wheel… I think I need to do this. The dreaming hand is fine you say above – brilliant – that is the one to feel good with I would reckon? The gardening making will always be moving and changing and growing as it reflects your continuous creativity?

    • Mo Crow says:

      yes… the Left Hand as the making hand must keep growing & changing, that’s what being an artist is all about… & gosh have had some short sharp reminders this week that what i think I perceive is not always what is actually real…a reminder to be vigilant about that tendency to jump to conclusions… seeing what I want to see and hearing what I want to hear…

  8. coloremartine says:

    For working poetry…………

  9. handstories says:

    I think that they are both VERY fine, just as they are now, a great balance of each other & all of the parts that we hold in ourselves.

  10. Carol says:

    Mo, I love the comments almost as much as I love your gloves. Resting dreaming is a beautiful thought.

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