Actinotus minor (Lesser Flannel Flower)

Posted: November 7, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Actinotis-minor-(Lesser-Flannel-Flower)-Mo-15Actinotus minor (Lesser Flannel Flower) Mo 15
a day of sampling inkjet papers in house and tweaking the scan in Photoshop to get the colour balance & detail right
have ordered some more inkjet paper and card samples which will arrive early next week, the xmas card is coming together!
processthere were no Flannel Flowers available at the wholesale nurseries on Tuesday or at the Flower Markets on Thursday
so I bought a bunch of gumnuts and a couple of allium flowers for fun
holes-Mo15drawing helps me understand what’s going on…

  1. Your card is looking great, and I agree about drawing.

    • Mo Crow says:

      was surprised how in the last few months I have been doing a lot of stitching with making the 100 heart talismans, the crow eye amulets & the Dark Moon Dancer and editing the drawings for the book but very little drawing from life, the lynch pin that holds the process

  2. Carol says:

    Love the gum nuts and allium flowers. I used to buy gum nuts at Fox Markets – a memory that reminds me I do still miss the eastern suburbs… I’ve been mulling over my Christmas card; last year I missed out altogether after a lifetime of making cards, so this year I’m hoping to get my act together. X fingers!

    • Mo Crow says:

      am feeling a bit sore about one particular stall at the flower markets, am I being taken for a mug? should I haggle? his prices are about twice that of everyone else but he does have a very good selection… good luck with the card gathering!

      • Carol says:

        I’ve never been able to haggle, Mo. My dad was a flower grower and I spent a lot of very, very early mornings at the old flower markets. Some wonderful memories of those days. I suppose prices reflect where the gum nuts came from. His own property, or flown from WA, or bought in for reselling. If he has the best selection then he almost has the upper hand… ((((Mo))))

        • Mo Crow says:

          thanks Carol, I’ll try to be a little more canny next time, flower farming is a hard but beautiful way to make a living. My Mom grew up on a small mixed farm in Quebec, keeping the horses, dairy cows and chickens in the barn all winter must have been a challenge!

          • Carol says:

            A challenge indeed! I can’t begin to imagine such cold. I’m such a wimp I had to wear a cardigan yesterday; goodness knows how I’d survive if we had a sudden ice age… ☃

  3. coloremartine says:

    Yes, drawing and handwriting does it…………daily………

    • Mo Crow says:

      I have to physically write & draw on paper to be able to think about anything, what comes out of my mouth is just a tangential stream of consciousness that makes little sense to me, let alone the person I am trying to have a conversation with & typing… I am the slowest most awkward two finger typist on the world, it takes way too long to form a sentence here in the cyber sea!

  4. margaret johnson says:

    glorious card Mo, I can’t draw for nuts!!!! ox
    PS.. hope you and Rod are wearing gardening gloves whilst working.. Mike was bitten by a spider last week and spent 3 days in hospital, on a drip and will stay on anti b’s for another 2 weeks. His thumb is mess, but looking better than it was.
    PPS have something v special for you two , watch for mail!!

  5. handstories says:

    I will forever associate little red x’s with you. of course, I see the moon in your drawings. & just today there was a conversation about how I can hardly put two sentences together with my voice, sometimes I see the strain in people’s faces as they try to follow along . . .

  6. drawing/understanding yes. so much, yes.

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