reaching for the stars

Posted: October 25, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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Reaching for the stars, cutting stars out of a pair of vintage white leather elbow length evening gloves, I want them to float and turn into a starry lace trail… they will need some sort of “bones” maybe wrapped sticks or wire not sure will make them first…
I like the trace of lipstick from the past
couching linen thread pentacles over the blanket stitched raw edges
sometimes I just need to stitch….
this drawing went past the point of no return (ripped up & binned) after feeling totally inspired by the Cressida Campbell show, will have another go soon, it’s a most wonderful seedhead!

  1. Not only skilled but brave (that drawing you binned was wonderful)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Michelle))) if I had left it at that it would have been a reasonable sketch but it went very awry with the surface over worked to the point where it started to tear and lost all the detail, the good thing is there’s more paper and the dried seedhead is waiting patiently for me to understand it.

  2. such deep rich story in those gloves….the pentacles cut in

  3. fiberels says:

    :-O …. those stars Mo !!!! Can’t get how you do it !!! SO TINY !!!!!
    (which seedhead ?)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) I use a no 11 scalpel blade and a very fine but strong vintage cotton that Margaret Johnson sent for needle lace, the seedhead is from a Strelitzia aka Bird of Paradise (I added the drawing after I first posted so you may need to refresh your browser to see it)

  4. Sue McQuade says:

    A star for a star dear Mo

  5. Liz A says:

    Okay, next time you’re about to throw a piece in the bin, please post it to me instead (wink)

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