Honestly

Posted: February 11, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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honesty-revealed-17the tender inside of Honesty revealed
honesty-seed-sheathsthe outer sheaths and seeds
honesty-podthe inner membrane
honesty-framed-but-not-mo-17I had a go at making a free standing frame with two stems of Honesty, some white paint, thread, grape vine tendrils & stone for stability but sadly it diminished the work
honesty-mo16Honesty Mo 16
back to the drawing board to rethink the framing on this wild Full Moon forecast to be the hottest February day ever!

Comments
  1. arlee says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. coloremartine says:

    The same full moon is shining on you and me……..and on Honesty. Only……its very cold here!

  3. Christina says:

    Beautiful! Loving the honesty…your tender stitching and the full moon eclipse happening right now!

  4. margaret johnson says:

    Your Honesty embroidery is one of my favourites. How are you and Rod and Ariel, coping with the heatwave? Pretty hot here too, although only high 30’s
    Afraid I don’t cope at all well in the heat. and our old Kelpie can get very stressed. Our pony doesn’t seem to mind. Keep cool….oxox

    • Mo Crow says:

      Madeleine of Artsite does a wonderful job of presenting my work so I will just let her do her magic for the next show. Yesterday we did our two biggest gardens in that heat, we’re just caving it in the cool part of the house today, reading books and chilling out with Kool Bricks, the cool change will happen soon.

  5. Julie Banks says:

    Love the translucence of Honesty seed pods- I remember planting them at Lion Gate Lodge. We cooled off yesterday at Cronulla but staying inside today- our poor garden is starting to burn and the birds hardly have enough energy to fly! Rescued a baby kookaburra yesterday, he was just sitting on the road and we had to put him under the sprinkler to revive him!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Julie))) in autumn will sow seeds in our gardens that are good waterers & taking some seeds up to a friend in Lawson on Wednesday. they grow like weeds in the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands

  6. At 19 degrees after snow and more coming, I can’t even imagine HOT, much less gardening in it!
    In high Summer when I did the church garden I worked at night with wet head and neck scarves.

    Honesty itself is beautiful but your ‘Honesty with it’s moon ladder….sublime.

  7. jude says:

    again speechless. the delicacy of your art is lighter than the lightest heart

    • Mo Crow says:

      with deep thanks to you (((Jude))) for the magic of your indigo dyed old linen
      PS it’s still soooo hot at just after 2am the cool change that was forecast to kick in hasn’t happened after all!

  8. Are you any cooler ? We had snow flurries on the snow moon.. The honesty seed pods look like moon drops! The Honesty piece is a favourite with me too

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susi))) the southerly buster cooled the city down on Sunday evening & there’s a hint of autumn crispness in the air this week. The Honesty aka Lunaria pods do look like moon drops, the membrane is fragile but the stems are surprisingly strong!

  9. Nancy says:

    Such an absolutely gorgeous post! Amazing.
    Seeing that ‘ladder’ shape moving upwards reminds me of the children’s song: Aikendrum
    In case you don’t know it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQX2kwKeo3s

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