Dark Moon in Scorpio

Posted: November 15, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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River of Moons (go with the flow) in process
indigo dyed moons by Glennis Dolce & Jude Hill, indigo dyed river cloth by Ulrike Bogdan
small changes are made along the way as each new moon is added on the dark moon
a balancing act
this two moon cloth from Jude celebrates the Blue Moon happening this month here in Australia (it was last month on the other side of the world)
the new moon stitched down this morning changes the balance
as I will be working on this piece for the full cycle of the year it will undoubtedly get a bit grubby & can’t wash those antique vellum stars on the first panel… perhaps selective steam cleaning and then damp stretching when it’s all said and done or cutting it up and then putting it back together…
enjoying sketching the Honesty observing how the pods form
will try a watercolour sketch later today
the hoya is flowering with Fiona and Barry’s weathergrams for Peace
watch this beautiful video introducing their Deckle Edge Press
astounding storm light this week just after our annual house inspection by the real estate agent, we love our crumbling old lady of a house but look forward to moving to the Blue Mountains around the middle of next year x fingers!

  1. deemallon says:

    That cloth is unbelievable.

  2. Marti says:

    To watch this river of moons, to see the slice out of the new moon on your flow cloth…an entry, an opening, a gate leading you to the land your heart desires, the Blue Mountains is to keep us connected with you in such a moving way as you journey forward…this cloth, a directional finder, keeping you occupied, keeping you focused as best as you can be, keeping you holding spirit and way-finding.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) we were hoping to retire and move this xmas but will wait til after Old Man Crow’s partial knee replacement surgery which will happen around April, we live ten minutes walk away from one of the best hospitals in Sydney where he can do the rehab physio as an outpatient so he will be able to go bushwalking too!

  3. Tina says:

    Moving to the Blue Mountains sounds as lovely as your River of Moons looks. Love to you ..

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Tina))) we are both looking forward to retiring, will enjoy gardening just for pleasure rather than earning a living and make art and music for the rest of our lives!

  4. Nancy says:

    Your moon cloth is amazing! I’ve got my fingers, toes and all my hairs on my head crossed for you two! Your Blue Mountains dream will come closer and closer as you stitch away! And good luck to OMC and his knee surgery. Knee pain is the worst!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nancy))) it’s just as well that we want to move later rather than sooner as the rents in the Blue Mountains are getting more expensive and scarce as hens teeth in the last month, fingers x-ed that by winter next year all the bright young things who have moved to the mountains with the Covid restrictions allowing everyone to work from home will want to move back to the big city!

  5. Liz A says:

    the slice of moon in this eleventh month is perfectly placed … and always I love your delicate touch of Honesty on paper

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) sometimes I get a niggling worry that this is a 21st C example of busywork for a woman with time on her hands and then I remember that I carve out this time every day in the small hours between 2am and dawn before we go out to work in our gardens… it is made with intent and hope for our beautiful broken world.

  6. Acey says:

    As your moon cloth grows I become more and more interested in how it must feel to hold the work and touch it. This particular grouping speaks to me especially strongly of all so far.

  7. ravenandsparrow says:

    Your River of Moons speaks so viscerally to me. I love the interaction of the “flow” of the cloth with the texture of your stitches. I have found it difficult to embroider movement without calcifying it, but your threads highlight the nuances of change without stopping it. Also, I always love your delicate pencil drawings.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dana))) I have to keep reminding myself to just go with the flow of the interaction between the river cloth & the moons, a seemingly simple exercise that I tend to complicate with too much detail, the good thing about working with thread is it can be removed!

  8. Martine Bos says:

    Feels like you made this beauty especially for me Mo…………so wonderful………….

  9. fiona says:

    I hope that you can grow honesty in the blue Mountains Mo and keep on drawing it and expressing int in all its beauty! This time around I have noticed how your stitches follow the lines of colour in the material – threading through the work, meandering with dots, dashes, wobbles, circlets…and how special to have the hoya flower alongside the weather grams…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) the Honesty will be so much happier in the mountains, it grows like a weed up there! Loving how that Hoya flower has grown as a centrepiece framed by your weathergrams right outside the back door & hoping that as the moons go by the stitching will loosen up and truly go with the flow!

  10. Barry says:

    MC – such a full blog post – amazing detail and work in the moon work; lovely to see the peace weathergrams being kept company by the hoya; the video was/is a bit of a hoot. Go well. Barry

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