holding the moon (thinking inside the square) in process

Posted: June 11, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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holding the moon (thinking inside the square)
inspired by Jude of Spirit Cloth getting outside her box/self & her cat Soul-O enjoying getting inside the box
after cutting the squares I made the moons with egg shell mosaic and black papier maché
then cut out the vintage electric blue leather
leather in place, I loved the simplicity of the box at this stage
but it needed stars in the corners made out of antique parchment
and needle lace to hold it all together
almost together
lined with blue silk
finished but now it needs the moon inside
eggshell mosaic over a Macadamia nut
I love making this dream come alive!

  1. wildchild47 says:

    I’ve been following you for quite some time, and have been a bit shy to comment, but wow, I just can’t stand back any longer –

    this is such a beautiful creation – holy smokes! it’s supple and yet firm, yielding and telling, for the stories it holds, in the act of creation, by hand, from process on paper, in the mind, as led by the inspiration (I’m a big fan of Jude’s work) to fruition – and the stories it has yet to hold? wow – just exceptional – this is stunning. I’m so impressed with your methods, the attention to details, how it all unfolds and comes together – just fabulous.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Wild Child))) thanks for visiting, there was a moment two days ago when it was going through the ugly stage but it turned around yesterday and works, looking forward to the sun coming up and taking more photos in natural light!

      • wildchild47 says:

        I can understand that – often, just before, or right at the edge of being finished, or by way of sideways example, once newly transplanted, flowers, annuals, often look so shabby, thin, worn out – because of the handling — they just need space and time, to re-ground/root themselves; it’s like a birthing, yes? the creative process – just after, or close to it, it can often seem rather raw – but after the few first hard breaths, most things settle down alright 🙂

        Glad it’s found its own legs – and am definitely looking forward to seeing it again.

  2. Eliene St. Romain says:

    oh your wonderful imagination comes to life …again. Loving this Mo xxx

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Eliene))) this one makes me laugh, most folk can make a beautiful little box in a matter of hours, mine took a week, if you want to know the most circuitous way to make anything I’m an expert!

  3. Nancy says:

    (((MO!!!))) I love this box! Such beautiful execution of your vision! 🙂 xo

  4. Rene Walkin says:

    Beautiful, Mo-a real work of art!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((René))) the nutty moon is nearly finished, just waiting for the second coat of grout to dry, when it goes inside the box x fingers it will make the shift from being a beautifully crafted box to perhaps a work of Art.

  5. Marti says:

    Thinking out of the box to bring us a moon box! Beautifully creative, beautifully done and the wonder of the macadamia moon is brilliant.

  6. jude says:

    i love this!

  7. deemallon says:

    Since I’m reading backwards, I saw the finished box post first. Fascinating to see it in progress. Even though the finished version is divine, I understand the appreciation for it in its lesser adorned phase, too.

  8. Liz A says:

    Process … my favorite kind of post … and it’s all fascinating, but what I most appreciate is your needle’s work. Your stitches are so finely wrought … and then the lining, seamlessly integrated into the whole … such incredible attention to detail

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) I used a bent needle which made the stitches go a bit wonky but kept working with it for continuity til the pointy bit bent at a 45 degree angle 2 mm from the end, found another needle the same size in my stash for the last side & gosh that made it easier to stitch!

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