Book of Honesty VI

Posted: March 17, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Book of Honesty VI Mo17
graphite and ink on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, stitched Lunaria pods

PS we’re just going week to week with the vet keeping an eye on the medication and Ariel’s condition, he is feeling comfortable, clear eyed, his coat is shining and he’s able to relieve himself, he’ll be with us for a while yet, O Hooray! drawing & stitching the Book of Honesty is keeping me almost sane…

Comments
  1. Eliene says:

    Yay….great news re Ariel. I have to ask tho Mo…how do you stitch these without them disintegrating as they are so delicate.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Eliene, the edges of Honesty pods are really quite strong and I’ve painted the stems with white acrylic paint to make them sturdier, the membrane is fragile but can cope with a bit of stitching, don’t want to coat it with anything as the translucence is so beautiful, am just heading into town in the hope of buying 6 more sheets of the Moulin de Larroque paper, I have 7 and want the book to reflect the 13 moons of the year…

  2. Julie Banks says:

    Wonderful that Ariel’s condition has improved. I was wondering if spraying the membrane with water would help with flexibility? Tell me if I’m mad….. xxx

  3. Your drawing is so fine.
    Glad to hear Ariel will hang in for a while longer.
    Hope you got the paper.
    Here’s a thought…Last time I got some very good Tibetan incense the package was decorated with a tiny white Himalayan flower affixed by a square of very thin translucent square piece of paper that was glued only around the edge.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Michelle)) matched the paper, it was still in stock! That’s a great idea for the covers, am enjoying the challenge of stitching the pods to the soft paper, not sure whether to paste or stitch the backs of the pages together, will make a sample and see what feels better

  4. (((Mo))) – going with the rhythm of Ariel P – such lovely news! The Book of Honesty looking so delicately, strongly beautiful

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susi))) it’s so good to see him eating again, he has always had the appetite of a small cougar but has become finicky about food this year & lost 2 kilos over the last few months, down to 5 kilos the last time he was this light was when he was 2!

  5. deemallon says:

    explain ‘Ariel’ as a male name. Was Ariel a biblical angel? I know I could look it up, but I’d love to hear how you chose his name.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Ariel was named Nile Ariel by his breeder, his sire was Nile Oberon, they are both moons of the planet Uranus. I related to the airy spirit in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and the collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath. Margaret Atwood has spun a brilliant new tale round The Tempest, “Hag Seed” is very good and funny!

      • Tilly says:

        Beautyful name. And that you explained, can you tell us where the letter P stands for?
        I have always wonderd.

        ‘Glad to read that Ariel is feeling a bit better ‘ are purring Jaydee and me to him.

        We love the pages of the book of Honesty very much. Delicate and strong.

        Yesterday I was working on a piece of speksteen( dont know english name) and listend to the stone. I saw Australia in my mind. Than I searched on google to read more about the stome and … indeed speksteen comes from Australia. Its a stone often used bij aboriginals.
        So … feeling connected with Australia more than I was.

        Hold on, Mo, Rod and Ariel P cat , breathing from one moment in the other.
        Plurking love from Tilly

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