The Gathering Reaching for the Stars

Posted: March 5, 2018 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Reaching for the Stars Mo18
vintage white leather evening gloves, linen thread
next weekend our elegant 85 year old friend Trudy will model the gloves
this photograph of Trudy was taken for a photography prize 5 years ago
(can’t remember the photographer’s name x fingers Trudy will!)
Reaching for the Stars will lead the lines of pennants for The Gathering!
the rusty steel mandala grounds the form & the felted pink blanket is protecting the carpet
the dress form with the branch in place will fit out the front door so now I can take it apart, wax the rust & start binding the branch and Bangalow palm inflorescence in electric blue leather and the last bits of the old wedding dress!
the Queen of the Night aka Epiphyllum oxypetalum flowered for my birthday yesterday
the flower only lasts one night and wilts at dawn

  1. nettyg says:

    Birthday greetings {Mo} how blessed that the Queen of the Night made an appearance for it. The photos don’t do justice to the beautiful old gloves or your exquisite stitching, how wonderful you’ve finished them. Step by step it’s coming together xx

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nanette))) that Queen of the Night is beautiful I was expecting it to have a wonderful perfume but it is very faint and a bit like peanut butter! I love the gloves, x fingers I will get some better photos with Trudy next weekend & am so happy they worked their way into The Gathering

  2. Nancy says:

    Oh my! The gloves look amazing! I do believe Trudy will wear them well, grand in fact! I love hearing your plans, dreams for the pieces of the Gathering. And that flower…Gorgeous!! What a birthday gift, yes?! Happy Birthday Mo, all the best to you!

  3. fiberels says:

    Ahhhhh HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY Mo !!!!!!!! (and many more to come
    in good health with Old Man Crow)

    So very much LOVE the gloves : you HAVE reached the stars !!!

  4. Hi Mo – the gloves are so fabulous! What an achievement! How exciting it all is!
    The Queen of the Night for your birthday just knew when to flower for you … very special

  5. annalisasoren says:

    Happy birthday Mo, that beautiful flower is a good omen!!
    the gloves are enchanting

  6. Marti says:

    Feliz Cumpleanos Mo (Happy Birthday in Spanish) May the light of many stars shine on you today and all through the years to come. Your beautifully star stitched magical gloves have no need to reach for the stars for the stars are beside and within you Mo. Your vision, creativity, open heart, dedication to your art and to connecting with all of us through your knowledge, caring and sharing, light the way for so many of us. You are a precious gift to us all…

  7. Your art is unspeakably superb – I mean there aren’t words enough to find one that can honor such delicate and powerful crafting. Meanwhile, belated and deeply meant, allow me to celebrate this birthday marker with a simple HURRAH dear Mo. Your continued presence on our wounded planet is much needed and appreciated.

  8. Margaret Johnson says:

    Many Happy an Healthy returns of the Day Mo!!!!! Such a beautiful flower, love the gloves, your stiching is fantastic. Big hug n kiss from me n Mike for your birthday…OXOX

  9. Liz A says:

    I love this latest imag(in)ing of The Gathering … and may you have a most wonderful Birthday Season!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) it’s so exciting how it’s all coming together and I am enjoying my birthday week! Yesterday the van gave us the day off by refusing to start at the petrol station two blocks away from where we should have been gardening, the roadside service man from the NRMA was an angel and replaced the battery but it was a good excuse to cancel the job ’til Wednesday, felt like we were playing hookie hehe!

  10. Oh, Mo, the gloves are exquisite! I can’t wait to see the sculpture with the tree when it’s finished. your innovation with materials is so inventive! And that flower – just wow! Do you mind if I use it for the circle of the day? xo

  11. Martine says:

    Happy happy birthday Mo i hope you had a wonderful day, must have been with such a beautiful flower………………….XXX

  12. Linda Summers says:

    Mo they are so beautiful. Your creativity is incredible.
    Happy Birthday..

  13. Rene says:

    Dear Mo,

    What an incredible thing of beauty those gloves are. Your artistic vision is extraordinary, I feel so blessed to have you as part of my tribe. Thank you also for the beautiful photograph of an amazing flower. I wonder if it is fragrant or whether it’s spectacular beauty is enough? A true feast for the eyes.

  14. Tina Zaffiro says:

    I am sew loving everything about this … Love that you are posting pictures of everything … this has been an AMAZING journey

  15. deemallon says:

    what Michelle said. those gloves take my breath away. happiest of days and days to come to you! you ARE a treasure.

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