Cane Toad Skin Stars Mo 18
linen thread and cane toad leather
I love making these stars!
they will help with binding the blue leather branch to the palm inflorescence
and integrating Reaching for the Stars with The Dream
spring is in the air, the first jasmine is out!
The Letter U
from An illuminated Book of Cats © 2010
Mo Orkiszewki, Rod Morgan & Ariel P Cat

  1. Lana says:

    Absolutely beautiful and inspiring work MO

  2. fiberels says:

    So lovely to see all this Mo !
    I love, love, love the little stars !!!!!! and your book of cats with heavenly blue !
    Happy spring ! (isn’t that early ?) We still have summer here, though not the
    extreme heat anymore (it rained, at least here : the garden is happy … and I
    won’t have to carry those watering cans ! can’t to be honest !)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) I need to make more of these little stars! it is not really spring here until September 1st but we are enjoying the most beautiful warm weather, the Magnolias are all in full flight, the scent of jasmine is intoxicating and I am feeling all alive-o again at last!

  3. shemann says:

    Mo I love your stars!! What is cane toad leather? Would you consider selling me one? I collect stars and I love your work. Hope I didn’t offend you. My flag will be finished by the end of August. Finally, right? I plead hand problems. Thank you for your patience. I’ll let you know the day I mail it. I won’t post about it until I know you have seen it first. Have a great weekend.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susan))) Cane Toads (aka Bufo marinus) are a pest that were introduced to Australia in 1935 to control cane beetles in sugar cane production. They are capable of poisoning any predators that try to eat them and continue to spread across Australia, one of the good things to do with them is make leather out of their hides! I’ll send you a star once I have finished building the armature for the dream. Good to hear your pennant is underway, there’s no rush as I don’t need all the pennants and talismans until December so there’s still plenty of time.

      • shemann says:

        wow Mo, the things man has done to our planet, we have a problem in Lake Erie predators clinging to the bottom of ships, they are destroying the lake.

  4. Hazel says:

    OH!!! Wonderful moveable constellations!

  5. Nancy says:

    May the stars align for you in your work and for all of us in this beautiful world.

  6. Barry says:

    Hi MC – you never stop – I like the idea of using the star event as the binding; and as you indicate it really fits with the star motif on the gloves. Go well. B

  7. inspired stars… I often think whilst star-gazing of how you see the stars from your world and how we see them over here in the UK.. the dream is shaping Mo..

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susi))) for years I would turn the seasons & cardinal directions inside out and upside down in relation to astrology and the esoteric sciences with living in the Land Down Under until one day I centred with my feet grounded in the South, my head in the stars to the North, the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west no matter where we stand on this beautiful bipolar world.

  8. Tina says:

    My eyes do the happy dance with every step posted towards the big day when all the time and talent from folks near and far come together .. my heart will explode like fireworks in the sky on the 4th of July.

  9. deemallon says:

    Stars to wear. Stars to adorn with. Stars to pray under. Stars of hope and love. With each step the excitement builds. Happy spring!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) I love making these little skin stars + just submitted another grant application, I love how the process helps define the project and helps me understand what is happening, such magic days!

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