a wobbly internet connection makes more time for drawing and stitching

Posted: May 7, 2019 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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x fingers our internet connection is working again after a very wobbly week
the good thing about being offline is having more time for focusing on the drawings
and mending Old Man Crow’s jacket
it’s getting lacier
and lacier
reinforcing the edges
and the elbows
he wears it well!
and talking of stitching & drawing we visited the Dobell Drawing Prize at the National Art School on Saturday
Leonie Andrews 365 days 2017
stitched with her eyes closed every day for a year
Jenny Orchard All Tomorrow’s Stories 2018
ink on card
Hyun Hee Lee Winter Letter 2018
ink, cotton, thread, pencil on Korean hanji paper
Stephanie Eather Cave of Altamira (in Brunswick) 2018
charcoal on a huge canvas
Ari Chand Juxtarepository 3 / Catch a fallen star and put it in your pocket 2018
graphite on paper
Noel McKenna Interior A 2018
ink on paper
Wendy Sharpe Ladders to the Sky 2018
gouache on concertina artist’s book
Chris O’Doherty (aka) Reg Mombassa) Robot ‘priest’ with captured Australian, Hunter Valley 2018
charcoal, coloured pencil, glitter on paper
artist talk with Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa) George  Gittoes and Wendy Sharpe
you can see more photos here

Comments
  1. Nancy says:

    So many interesting pieces, but stitching with your eyes closed every day for a year! Wow! I tried that once. 🙂

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nancy))) I loved watching Leonie’s work progress throughout 2017, when she started the project I had a go at stitching blind but it was way too painful an experience after only a few minutes, one for the very experienced & brave amongst us!

      • Love your beautiful sensitive drawings with such fine detail Mo
        And… that is a wonderful characterful jacket mended and embellished with loving stitch

        • Mo Crow says:

          (((Susi))) this is about the fifth serious attempt at drawing that Strelitzia seedhead in the last couple of years, x fingers the next one will get there (have ripped up all the previous attempts), the driftwood is a favourite piece found on a beach up the coast in 1996 and I love working on that old jacket, have been exploring needlelace off and on since about 2011, thinking it may have developed from darning beloved clothes!

  2. Louise Watson says:

    Love your beautiful ethereal drawings and the jacket is a work of Art.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Louise))) thanks for the encouraging words, I love working on the old jacket the denim is about 36 years old now and is almost transparent in places, I look forward to seeing Old Man Crow wearing it at 80 when it will be all lace (in just a little over 8 years!)

  3. grace says:

    Following the lines of your drawings is Joy

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Grace))) the eye heart hand connection is still working even with the cataracts slowly changing how I perceive the world, my right eye without glasses sees double giving the perception more saturation like layering a photograph to increase the depth of colour

  4. Saskia says:

    he wears it well!

  5. Some things (and, technical interruptions) are meant to be. Old Man Crow wears the jacket well. The jacket which keeps evolving while disintegrating. Wow. Blessings to you both.

  6. Martine says:

    Love it how you made a piece of art from that jacket Mo, your man wears it proudly and looks great in it…………….

  7. deemallon says:

    I just read about a writer who learned to draw so that he would learn to see. Your seed pod makes clear how that exercise might work. Beautiful! And the jacket is turning into lace!

  8. Liz A says:

    Seeing your needle-lace spread over Old Man Crow’s jacket these past few years has made me a convert to visible mending

    But as much as I like Leonie Andrews thread-a-day stitching, I will respectfully decline the opportunity to give blind-stitching a go

  9. Els says:

    so many beautiful things !
    (wobbly internet is GOOD, I see 😉 !)
    IIIIEEEEHH love love love the mended jacket !!!
    (I would gladly tear apart one of mine, HA !)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) it was good to have some time out from the internet and telephone but I do love the connections with everyone and missed it! I’m sure you have a favourite old jacket that is starting to fall apart, ‘love takes time’ as Jude stitched so beautifully into her pennant for the dream!

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