Marti’s pennant for the dream is on its way!

Posted: February 27, 2018 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Marti Weisbrich’s pennant will make it’s way across the wide blue tomorrow!
She sent this photo with these wonderful words in an e-mail just now

“Tomorrow, my pennant stitched with raggedy earth patches made from the sacred ordinaries of the land and with an Australian talisman hanging on the end of it, will be winging its way to you. It is filled with love for our world, for the land that frames our world, and with love and gratitude to you, along with joy, for the opportunity to create this pennant.

When I first received your pennant, I took it outside to receive the elements. It seemed only fitting that before I sent it back, it once again be taken outside, tied to the same ornamental pear tree in my backyard. Deep earth spirits reside here in New Mexico and this pennant accepted the benedictions of the elements: sun, wind, moonshine, star shine, flowing with the four directions, infused with the vast expanse of the sky here, absorbing stories from the varied clouds threaded in our sky.

Working on the “I Dream of a World Where Love is the Answer” pennant was a soul uplifting experience; one of universal connection with you, Rod and with the many who are participating in this dream project. Equally, this project deepened my gratitude for the sacred ordinaries (foraged windfall mostly) that the land provides me with for dyeing cloth. The sacred ordinaries used for the raggedy earth patches in this pennant include: chamisa, Yerba Mansa, sagebrush, desert willow blossoms, sunflower petals and centers, smoke bush leaves, walnuts, grapevine bark, leaves from Chinese Pistache trees and ornamental pear trees, Spanish broom, juniper, sumac and home grown red onions. The red onion skins, with a bit of vinegar and one of my copper pots provided the green colored cloth that is used for the backing and the edges of the pennant. Green has been a hard color for me to achieve with windfall so a bit of “alchemy” was used to get this color. Over time, as the seasons change, so too will the color of these earth patches; naturally dyed cloth tends to fade, especially if kept near sunlight, becoming more wabi-sabi, and in so doing, giving another gift of beauty.

For now, here is a photo of the pennant outdoors in my backyard in New Mexico, accepting the call of the elements before being sent to you filled with spirit blessings. Lv, Marti”

I look forward to holding this pennant in my hands and introducing it to The Gathering
the energy of love circling our beautiful broken world is so deep and profound
Magic is afoot, revolution is in the air!

PS click on this link to The Gathering to see all the contributions so far

  1. Patricia says:

    Beautiful in every way!

  2. fiberels says:

    really beautiful pennant AND words !
    Thanks so much for sharing making us all really ONE
    One earth, ONE love, ONE answer !!!
    Have a good day dear Mo (and Man)

  3. Nancy says:

    (((Marti))) Mo~ this is so wonderful, this gathering. My piece is waiting still…for my eyes, for the thoughts to gel, for the heart to start. xo

  4. Tina Zaffiro says:

    Marti’s words read like music … managing to get such beautiful colors from earths gifts is magical. Everything about this gathering is WonderFull .

  5. nettyg says:

    Marti’s evocative story in words and cloth are a marvellous addition to the Gathering.

  6. Marti always leaves beautiful comments on my posts so it is wonderful to see her work and read more of her wonderful words.

  7. beth says:

    Mo & Marti, it’s wonderful. That green is extraordinary. Marti, as always, there is such poetry in your words. I especially like your pairing of the words sacred and ordinary.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Beth))) there is nowhere on our beautiful planet that is not intrinsically sacred, where the land has been defiled we must begin the mending, there is much work to do but there are many hands and hearts

  8. Liz A says:

    (((Mo))) Marti’s words are an inspiration to us all, as is her appreciation for the colors of the land, the “sacred ordinaries” (what a perfect turn of phrase). As spring quickens the land on our side of the world, I look forward to seeing you gathering in this pennant, a perfect harvest for autumn.

  9. ravenandsparrow says:

    Marti is a wizard at extracting beautiful colors from the land and expressing it’s poetry. This will be such a soulful addition to your work. Yay Marti! Go Mo!

  10. Hazel says:

    Marti’s way with words and color are wonderful blessings. This cloth is spirit lifting.

  11. Martine says:

    Yes it is filled with love……………….

  12. shemann says:

    such a wonderful piece! so exciting, your vision is in process!

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