New Moon in watery Cancer

Posted: July 11, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Cancer © Mo Orkiszewski 1999 from the Celestial Times Zodiac Series

as the moon moved into the watery sign of Cancer the River of Moons (go with the flow) was looking dead in the water, simultaneously Jude posted about reconsidering her ideas which made me look again at having a loose starry fringe along the top edge of the river and am busily stitching the stars down, they are working much better!
I want to have this finished by August 7th in memory of my best friend Julie.

  1. jude says:

    Oh, it is perfectly flowing.. 👍

  2. Nancy says:

    I went back to Julie’s post, Rod’s song…the stars and moons and the combination of it all leaving it’s mark on me. Your work is a beautiful honoring Mo. (((hugs)))

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nancy))) we were always going to grow old disgracefully together!

      • Lana says:

        Most beautiful drawings and needlework. Your work is so sensitive, so Piscean. There is something wistful about your work. I can hardly wait to see what you do when you move to the blue mountains and become inspired by those magnificent surrounds.

  3. Barry says:

    Hi MC – the moon has been your companion for a very long time – a good companion to have. B

  4. Marti says:

    A fringe of stars that even when stitched down, seem to move, to beckon, to dance as if Julie is waiting in the wings and she is, joining you, as you move through your days. Those we love are always with us, they have a special place in our hearts…I’m sure you have sensed her beside you, as she will always .so let the “disgraceful aging” dance on…you and Julie, tripping the light fantastic…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) as Julie’s sister in law Sue said in her eulogy, “So if you look up into the night sky and see the stars rearranged into neat rows, take your time to listen to the sound, “swish, swish” as a slim spirit scrubs the milky way clean” so of course this loose fringe of stars needs tidying up, Julie kept a purrfect house and garden, when I knew she would be visiting Sydney I would clean the house for a week before she arrived!

  5. Liz A says:

    the heartbeat of a line through the middle … the trace of a skyline along the bottom edge … the fissure running out from the right … oh how your mind must wander/wonder as your needle wends its way through the cloth

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) just watched the video of Julie’s funeral again with all the beautiful photos of her life lived to the hilt… the celebrant closed with her words “miss me but let me go”. I miss her so much & hope we get to meet again out the other side of this mortal veil

  6. Faith says:

    I love your moon ladders, all of them, but when I saw this one today, my immediate thought was “railway to Jupiter.” And I agree with Marti — the stitched down stars are still very fringy.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Faith))) thanks for the good words, the stars are settling in at last and I’m wondering is “railway to Jupiter” a song?

      • Faith says:

        Not a song that I know of (just what I saw), though I did learn that there is a “celestial railway” from Jupiter to Juno, Venus and Mars (all towns in Florida).

  7. deemallon says:

    Because of travel, missed this post. Hope your progress continues toward the anniversary date. I love the eulogy about cleaning up the Milky Way. Swish swish stitch stitch. There is a parallel there. 💜

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) Julie’s sister in law is such a treasure, it’s a rare art to speak at a funeral and make people laugh! All the stars are stitched down, am stitching palm inflorescence painted bone white into the bottom edge, there’s a moon ladder at the foredge, not sure about the closure yet but it’s turned into a book and it will make the deadline.

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