Dana Webb’s dream of a pennant is here!

Posted: May 28, 2018 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Dana Webb’s dream of a pennant arrived in a parcel this afternoon!
so carefully wrapped
Dana’s alchemical dream unfurled
the heart of the moon
there is such deep compassion in her eyes
the soul bird singing love is the answer!
Dana’s exquisite stitching
the fish sings in deep harmony
such elegance of line
love the tassel to finish the tail
meeting with the The Gathering
Dana makes such good magic with meticulous attention to detail and deep heart
read more about the making of this alchemical dream of a pennant over at Raven & Sparrow

  1. Liz A says:

    Thank you for the wonderful close-up views of Dana’s fine stitching, which also reveal the interplay of indigo and waxwork. The piece fairly glows …

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) Dana’s dream glows with the elusive fluidity of female solidarity as Ursula K. Le Guin writes in her essay “A Band of Brothers, a Stream of Sisters” from “No Time to Spare – thinking about what matters” (2017)
      “… female solidarity, without it human society, I think, would not exist. But it remains all but invisible to men, history and God.
      Female solidarity might better be called fluidity – a stream or river rather than a structure. … Instead of rising from the rigorous control of aggression in the pursuit of power, the energy of female solidarity comes from the wish and need for mutual aid and often, the search for freedom from oppression. Elusiveness is the essence of fluidity.” p.102

  2. Marti says:

    From the glimpse of Dana’s first sketches, to the indigo dyeing, using the ancient alchemy of wax to form the symbols that she chose, I was caught up in the magic of Dana’s pennant. This is a lyrical pennant for it sings and talks story in such a deep way of the totality of our dear Mother Earth; ocean (fish), sky, (songbird) cosmos (magnificent moon) shining over all, illuminating our world and in between, rising, rising, rising, hearts to speak of the love of what we all see in our own environments, the sharing of one world and the Love that circles our globe…

  3. I was deep in admiration of Dana’s pennant when the carved skull demanded my attention for a moment . . . and then more of the beautiful contribution to the whole. My attention now has turned to mine . . . gossamer, fragile like love, but long lasting even though the substance of it decays because the memory of love is powerful magic.

  4. ravenandsparrow says:

    I get a kick out of the startled cat face lurking behind the fish.

  5. deemallon says:

    I, too, love the close up views of the outlining stitch. The partnering of this fluid/feminine pennant with the quote truly does give me hope. I don’t always find the mantra about love particularly inspiring, living as it does for me often, in some abstract realm or a place too defined by personhood. There are so many meanings of the word — I know, here, you mean the most elevated and collective version.

    I went looking for a Maya Angelou quote and couldn’t find what I wanted, but this one is pretty good: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

    I like the idea of love being athletic, valiant and driven by the greater good.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) love is messy, unpredictable and wild, these words by Kahlil Gibran have been echoing through my life since 1973 when I wrote them out so carefully in a notebook that I still keep along with some embarrassing poetry that reminds me of where I was at back then;
      “And think not that you can direct the course of Love, for Love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

  6. I could wear this one! This brilliant beauty and the last one too are just super…they’ve all been so personal and universal. T still have not threaded the needle but all the elements are in place. It’s going to be a wonderous thing dear Mo!

  7. Hazel says:

    Dana’s beautiful design holds the feel of fairy tales & legends.

  8. Fiona says:

    Wow – like others I am enchanted and mesmerised by the close ups and details – what a wondrous piece of magic indeed.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) Old Man Crow reckons Dana must know me very well, her pennant holds everything most dear to my heart, the moon, the soul bird, the fish, their songs, the hearts, the hand made tassels and the deep indigo blue of longing!

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