Stretching the Moon

Posted: August 5, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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papier maché moon sanded & trimmed to size W 29cm H 5cm
Once in a Blue Moon tacked down
stretched but the edge of the stitched moon needs work to even up the circumference
have broken 5 needles this morning but getting there, have started making the papier maché mold for the base
making Moon Unit I and Moon Unit II taught me so much

  1. so BeautyFull, Mo….can feel it….

  2. snicklefritzin43 says:

    Following along with your process has been an eye opening, awakening experience in how very important patience with self and process are for the creator to reach the intended goal…the moon beautifully pulls my eyes to look and rest and see what is there…magnifying the images has sent me into a world of discovery. Much appreciation for seeing, reading about the process for your design concept… lovely…thank you

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Kristin))) thanks for these good words of encouragement, the vision for this one came through so clear, I feel like a facilitator for the dream

  3. Eliene says:

    Oh Mo you have such a way with words……facilitator for the dream….how apt……!!! My first words to self when I first saw this was WOW WOW WOW….You know how simplified my language is,,,but the words come from the heart. I am loving this & I just have to say quickly I was sooo pleased to receive a little piece of blue…thank you.

  4. Julie Banks says:

    Exquisite, Mo- – a labour of love!

  5. Hazel says:

    It already glows.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Hazel))) it does, the shimmer is in that moon coloured very pale blue silver vintage sewing thread Margaret Johnson gave and thank goodness she has given me lots of vintage Milward & Sons no 7 egg eyed Betweens, they are sharp easy to theread and get through the leather without breaking too often now that I have a handle on it!

  6. sarah says:

    I’m speechless at the intricate beauty you are creating here.

  7. Margaret Johnson says:

    Lovely Mo, are you using the leather needles? Will go through the mache easier too. ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Margaret))) I find those vintage Milward & Sons no 7 egg eye betweens work best with this fine suede, just working through the nap not going through the papier maché which is quite think app 3mm to hold the form!

  8. Nancy says:

    I’m smitten!

  9. fiberels says:

    Can imagine the broken needles, Mo ….

    (I use pliers a LOT …. kinder than trying to pull
    a resisting needle with my old fingers …. 😦 !)

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