powerful magic from Arlee Barr

Posted: November 20, 2018 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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powerful magic from Arlee Barr arrived on the doorstep yesterday afternoon
with a note
and a magic pouch
for holding dreams
Arlee’s pennant holds such powerful magic
with superb stitching
holding deep power with love straight from the heart
a beautiful celebration of the power of women
and the power of the moon
such rich colour in her hand dyed threads
dancing with the gathering
with so many conversations going on here!
and then from the other side
the power is so electric my hair is standing on end!
love how the conversation changes with the different sides revealed
Arlee has described her process over on her blog
“Love is the Answer” project, part 1
“Love is the Answer” project, part 2
a little more “Love is the Answer”, part 3

have a look at more of Arlee’s beautiful body of work on instagram and in her FybreSpace Shop
Magic Days!

  1. arlee says:

    YEAH!!!!!!!!! It got there safely!!!!! So nice to see it conversing with the other wonderful art voices 🙂 And seeing it “objectively” is a treat as well.

  2. I’ve loved Arlee’s work since I first came across it and this piece is a wonder. The love and labour that have gone into its design and every step of the making are perfectly in accord with the message.

  3. fiberels says:

    Oh my, what a BEAUTY made Arlee !!!!!

  4. Nanette says:

    Truly splendid!

  5. Marti says:

    Arlee’s pennant is one of the most alive pieces of cloth magic that I have ever seen. To see this pennant is to see a totality of artistry that connects on so many levels. By that I mean that both sides of this pennant give so much: stitchery that comes alive in words, in silhouette, in the rising of woman, in the rising of plants, in the rising of the moon, speaking so strongly of respect and connection. Deep vibrant color from the earth, giving a solid form of story that is to see Love at its most symbolic and truthful- hands holding heart. When we reach out our hands, not in grandiose ways but in the simple action of touch, giving, when we open our hearts to look deeply into ourselves as well as each other, we find a commonality and we find our humanity…Arlee’s pennant gives us this pathway and pulses with an amazing heartbeat that is the Dream of a World Where Love is the Answer.

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  7. ravenandsparrow says:

    The depth and richness of this pennant is stunning. Reading Arlee’s blog posts helped articulate the sources of some of her images, but even before I read about them, their impact was clear. The hand-held earth/heart evokes the fragility and beauty of what has been given to us and the weight of our responsibility for it. We have sprung from our world and our connections to it infiltrate every aspect of our lives. Respect, as Arlee says, for our home and for each other…..that’s what love means, and love is the answer.

  8. Tina Zaffiro says:

    Truly amazing .. all that beautiful stitching and the message it sends. Mo you certainly got people’s artistic juices flowing. Just so so so great! The magic pouch woeeeeee .. I love it.

  9. Nancy says:

    The beauty and power stitched here is really something!

  10. Astounding addition. Astounding collection.
    I’m slogging away on those rose petals with only a few weeks to go for the deadline (Eeeek)-You did say should arrive by December?

  11. Martine says:

    Arlee’s work is wonderful…always… but this especially. Filled with love…………

  12. Louise Watson says:

    Wow! It is so exciting seeing all these pennants together – such a privilege to be invited into your living room. What amazing creative women!

  13. Liz A says:

    I love, love, love the stitched words … but it was the sense of smoke and flame on the dark side that most struck me, immersed as we all are in Grace’s journey at the edge of the Camp Fire in California. And then the hope rising from ashen hands on the sunlit side.

    So now faith, hope, love abide … but the greatest of these is, will always be, love

  14. Fiona says:

    so beautifully filled with life and love this one…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) It’s almost one week since Arlee’s pennant arrived the energy of this pennant is working like a key helping me understand the patterns that are evolving, Magic Days!

  15. Hazel says:

    This one has such a deep wild beauty of a soul!

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