Book of Honesty made the shortlist for the Libris Awards!

Posted: March 30, 2018 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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Book  of Honesty Mo Orkiszewski 2017
27cm H x 22cm W x 2cm D
bradel binding, relief sculpted spine, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper over boards
illustrations graphite and ink on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, stitched Honesty pods
Artist’s Statement: seeking honesty in this era of fake news
(you can see the whole book here)
this is the first time I have made the shortlist for this award!
with many thanks to Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano of Artsite Gallery for all the encouragement & support
here’s a link to my artist’s page at Artsite

PS Marti just sent this photo of her cloth confetti!
When I read your post about the Libris nomination, I went to my container of Winter Solstice/Christmas cards, decorations, etc. and took out your 2017 lovely Honesty Christmas card. Placed it on my dresser, tossed my cloth confetti (dyed long scraps) and said a joyful blessing for you. Thought you might like to see the photo. So proud of you, best news all year… Lv, Marti

  1. beth says:

    Congratulations Mo. It really is an extraordinary piece of work.

  2. Nancy says:

    Oh WoW Mo!!! Congratulations! The beauty and honesty you share with the world is so needed! 🙂

  3. snicklefritzin43 says:

    Congratulations Mo. A most beautifully executed work of art.

  4. Linda Summers says:

    Congratulations Mo!!!
    It is so beautiful. I am so happy you are up for the award, as you should be.

  5. Marti says:

    Stars are shining on high, mighty winds sighing “Well Done Mo” coming to you from here in blustery New Mexico and most of all, smiles from all around our dear earth BECAUSE Mo, you have rightfully been acknowledged for your artistry, your creativity, your encompassing vision that promotes so much beauty, love and truth in this world…Joyful congratulations Mo and when I read this, I went to my cloth scrap basket, took out a handful of dyed cloth strands and tossed them in the air-cloth confetti to honor you and this stellar achievement!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) what a beautiful word picture, dancing here on this nearly full moon night with your cloth dyed confetti floating in the ether!

  6. Rene says:

    You so deserve this Mo-fingers and everything else crossed! Your work is so beautiful. Well done!

  7. grace Maestas says:

    how so Great…and how it feels to have your Love of the Making acknowledged by this…

  8. Liz A says:

    Wonderful news … you must be over the moon!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) I am totally over the moon and talking of moons, am making a little silver ladder for Once in a Blue Moon to submit for the Woolahra Small Scuplture Prize, the applications open on Sunday. The retractable ladder was fun to make but flawed & detracted from the form.

  9. fiberels says:

    ha ! the cloth wreath is there already … hip hip hooray !

  10. Congratulations Mo! I was in Mackay last week and asked to see a few of the books from previous years . . . a glorious selection.

  11. dinahmow says:

    Congrats, Mo! xx

  12. nettyg says:

    Beyond wonderful Mo. Congratulations, it’s a beautiful book. You’ll be walking on air 🙂

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nanette))) thank goodness we have a bit of gardening to do this morning to get my feet back on the ground (just watering and tidying up a friend’s place whilst she’s away although it does feel a bit un-Australian to work on a public holiday hehe!)

  13. congratulations, well deserved Mo

  14. deemallon says:

    such a well-deserved honor!!! congrats.

  15. Tina Zaffiro says:

    BIG congratulations …. love all the recognition. Heartfelt BLESSINGS.

  16. Susan Bowers says:

    I am spellbound with this beautiful book Mo. You say you think it is the most beautiful book you have made and I can quite believe that. I have one small sprig of honesty waiting to be drawn into one of my books but my mind would never have come up with such a gorgeous concept as this. Inspirational.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susan))) thanks for the good words, if you click on the Honesty tag at the top of this post there’s lots more explorations of this beautiful plant!

  17. Jan says:

    Great to hear of your success. A tribute to you, art and the botanical world!! Honestly!!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Jan))) it’s such a beautiful plant that has all but disappeared from the florists and flower markets, will plant more seeds for the Full Moon although it’s a bit too hot to grow well here in summer, have one pot growing happily in a northeast facing position with dappled light in the middle of the day.

  18. Such good news, well deserved! 🙆‍♀️

  19. Margaret Johnson says:

    ONYA Mo….XOX

  20. fiona says:

    Woo hoo you mo!

  21. arlee says:

    True beauty, congrats!!

  22. Hazel says:

    How fantabulous! Congratulations to you and your creative spirit!

  23. BIG BIG MULTIPLE YESYESYESUYESYES !!!! Hey. don’t miss the FULL MOON rising here in NY Saturday morning (calculate yours)

  24. ravenandsparrow says:

    Oh Mo, I’m so happy for you! This recognition is so richly deserved…your book is touchingly beautiful.

  25. shemann says:

    Congrats Mo! such an honor!

  26. Oooh Mo!
    Your work is so fine.. mystic …always that extra dimension…yes

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