I ran out of cane toad skins so I have been making stars from a piece of vellum parchment dated 1812
I cut each star out by hand with a no.11 scalpel blade
a sharp needle, fine vintage cotton and thick linen thread
the first stitch
I use tweezers to bend each point
the antique vellum is so fine and strong it doesn’t tear at all!
nearly done
ready to go
stitched and knotted into the centre of the bound cotton rope
Cass from String Harvest sent sample lengths of Australian cotton rope in 3mm, 4mm, 5mm & 7mm
the 5mm cotton rope will work perfectly for hanging all the pennantsJudy Martin’s poem book is such an inspiration
beautifully photographed with such deep and thoughtful words
Magic Days!

  1. Fiona says:

    Don’t they look simply wonderful – and wow all of those tiny wee stitches and cutting. How many do you think you will be making??? You seem to be deeply in the zone right now!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) there’s about 100 cane toad skin stars and I think it will need at least another 50 parchment stars to reflect the reaching for the stars gloves which will be attached to the two ropes of pennants that will fly up to the ceiling and talk about being in the zone… my third eye is open all the time whether I’m waking or sleeping, dreaming the next bits into place with 6 months to go ’til the Braille for the Soul show opens. Rod is lining up a choir of voices to sing ‘I dream of a world where love is the answer’ for the opening, the power of breath made real in the moment. It’s all coming together!

  2. snicklefritzin43 says:

    Wow, those stars are perfect! And every piece is looking wonderful. I had better get focused and finish my pennant.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Kristin))) no rush, there’s still plenty of time, don’t need all the pennants back til the end of the year. I love making all the little skin stars & the armature is getting so sturdy!

  3. Margaret Johnson says:

    LOVELY Mo….ox

  4. ravenandsparrow says:

    Watching the pieces accumulate, from the tree branch to the pennants to the smallest, finest star is a lesson in vision and perseverance. You are a star.

  5. Martine says:

    Your a magician Mo, giving me stars by daylight………..

  6. nettyg says:

    Fabulous to see your progress and process Mo……the love is growing x

  7. Barry says:

    MC – That looks like a lot of dedicated work. B

  8. Marti says:

    Stars illuminate, vision illuminates, connection illuminates- all of this is by way of saying that to hold a desire to enfold the world with love is to shine a universal light of hope in all of the corners of our planet. When we act together, with understanding, with compassion, with the fierce language of love, all is stilled, hearts beat as one and dreams become reality, if only for a gossamer moment but in that moment, the world begins anew..

  9. Liz A says:

    (((Mo))) you know how much I love process … thank you for this!!

  10. fiberels says:

    Oh MO !!!
    Love, love, love your star-making !

    (oh my : 1812 ! these are ancient stars !)

  11. Your EXACTO is truly surgical, and the ongoing project fine. Bravo.

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