the blues

Posted: April 20, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul
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the blues Mo17
a heart shaped Banksia integrifolia leaf, white feather, Ariel whisker & claw sheath, Honesty seed pod, Cecil Brunner rosebud, clay, glass, shell, turquoise, lapis lazuli & myrrh beads, zig-zag Acacia, indigo cake from Tamborine Mountain Indigo on cold waxed white silk used for polishing the Book of Honesty, stitched to indigo dyed silk from Eliene St Romain, stitched to Japanese Abaca paper edge darkened with deep indigo Inktense coloured pencil, framed with ochre stained hand plied plant fibre string & indigo dyed cord from Dee Mallon, backed with  hand woven 200 year old German linen edged with vintage linen shoe thread from Margaret Johnson
missing Ariel more than anyone in my whole life, where else to put all the sadness and longing but in the work…

  1. coloremartine says:

    Stitching for sanity……………your work is so beautiful…<3

  2. Eliene says:

    so many memories, so much love swirling around in this piece Mo. It is beautiful.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Eliene))) the energy shifted so much with the making, it was not working at all on Tuesday, decided to let it go & just play with the indigo, talking of indigo I forgot to mention that it’s your indigo dyed silk & the white silk, have just edited the post.
      PS when we walked in the door after work the house was filled with a beautiful deep scented incense, magic days

  3. dinahmow says:

    Of course. I understand that loss too. Hugs.((Mo))

  4. Julie Banks says:

    What an awesome combination to give you strength- very powerful. Thought of you as I weeded underneath my Cecil Brunner rose and the clove scent enveloped me. xxx

  5. Liz A says:

    Sending a hug around the world for you … and wishes for peace

  6. Each loss of a companion animal, because they do become ‘familiars’ in a way, friends of our essential selves, is the hard part of that love. The delicacy and tenderness of this piece is very beautiful.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Michelle))) there are so many good memories, my heart feels light again with making this piece & just finished reading “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders, a brilliant book on so many levels.

  7. Nancy says:

    Heartbreak and missing sure are something fierce. Your blues are beautiful. Take care, Nancy

  8. (((Mo))) yes – fierce love, deep loss and longing – the magic is all around – strong beauty in every detail

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susi))) as Judy Martin said so wisely-
      “When we create, What we are after is nourishment rather than self expression.
      Perhaps this ‘other’ side is closer to nourishment
because it’s just so generous, it gives itself to us without all the baggage of our anxious intent.
      we are taken care of by our own work.”
such a brilliant insight 
from this post

  9. Mathilde says:

    Dear Mo and Rod

    I read that Ariel P Cat passed over. ((( Mo and Rod))) I know how you feel. The missing and the emptiness.

    Not much words I have.
    Thank you Ariel P Cat for having been in spirit also part of my life. (In fact in spirit for me there is no diffrence because we never met in fysical)
    Thank you for being around.

    may you stay Mo and Rods Muse, Ariel.
    Peace to you.
    And peace, consolation to you too, Mo and Rod too.

    May the memory’s of your life with Ariel P Cat be as beautyful flowers in the garden of your heart and give you the love, strenght, peace, doorzettingsvermogen, courage, motivation, inspiration and creativity to continue plurking your life.

    from Tilly and a gentle headboink and purrs from Jaydee who both wish that your missing and sadness is more bearable day after day. In the garden of time will be consolation.

  10. Hazel says:

    The beauty and ache of love. Wishing you both comfort.

  11. ravenandsparrow says:

    Oh Mo, I’ve been so sunk lately…. I can’t believe I’ve let ten days pass without realizing that Ariel is gone. Even when you see the inevitable cloud bearing down, there is still no way to prepare. I am so sorry for you and Rod! I see the empty place where Ariel has been in your house and the full place in your hearts that he will inhabit forever. What a beauty! What a character! What a muse! I am thinking of you both while I admire your blue…

  12. deemallon says:

    I feel your heart break. Please take care. I’m glad the making nourishes you. It also so beautifully honors your departed feline friend!

  13. debgorr says:

    Sending love…

  14. Stitching is an act of love…

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