Red: the colour of courage

Posted: November 16, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Help Ever Hurt Never flaming heart from the House of Blues in New Orleans 1999
Stole of Bandaged Hearts - Help Ever Hurt Never by Mo 2011Hep Ever Hurt Never stitched into the Stole of Bandaged Hearts Mo 2011
thinking about the colour of kindness
“As we stagger forward, I think about the colour of kindness, realising that its colours and shades are not painted onto a person. They’re worn in.”
Markus Zusack “When Dogs Cry” (p45)

Acey is considering the colours of the chakras
Red is her first one
a powerful colour
the bass note that strengthens our spines, giving us courage and the fire of passion

Mike Worrall  The Portal of Intoxication
I love how this painting so perfectly describes the magic power of red

here’s a few red things I’ve made over the years
Heartline book Mo 2006
Book of Spells Mo 2008
Firebird Book Mo 2008
Firebird Talisman Mo 2015
red highlights were hand painted in the limited edition of The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow Mo 2016


  1. snicklefritzin43 says:

    Mo, This post deeply touched my spirit.💖

  2. Nancy says:

    Mo~ So much heart in this post! Your work never ceases to amaze!

  3. fiona says:

    Love the red hearts in heartland book; and have always been delighted by the hand illustrated touches of red in Old Man Crow’s book! Red says what it says and how it says it, well!

  4. fiberels says:

    Oh yes RED and oh yes courage that’s what we all need
    Soooo many beautiful items you made Mo !!!

  5. Barry says:

    MC – red is so powerful and such a potent symbol – the obvious reason for it to find its way into so much of your work. B

  6. Acey says:

    love the firebird book although it was hard to choose a favorite.

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