what a difference a day can make!

Posted: October 6, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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the Honesty memory keeper/talisman holder/go bag is well under way, yesterday I printed out Honesty XI from the Book of Honesty at A5 then transferred the image to drafting film

at just past the witching hour I pricked out the pattern with a sharp needle

and the reverse

was going to lace the leather into a hoop but it feels so good in the hand it needs to be stitched free

what a difference a day can make!

  1. jude says:

    Each day is everything!

  2. Martine Bos says:

    Yes free hand stitching is better.
    Interesting to see you start a new work……………..ENJOY……

  3. Liz A says:

    so well on its way to becoming …

  4. Nancy says:

    Don’t you love when things begin to happen?! Will be watching where this goes…

  5. shiborigirl says:

    Always good to see things anew in the light of a new day! Interesting to see your process.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Glennis))) in the last few days I have been going back over old work with gloves and reading the notes I have scribbled down, last week in Laurie Anderson’s Norton Lecture Pt 3 : Rocks she said, “having the white gloves on means you’ll be too respectful and you need to be rougher than that if you love the story, you have to tell it with bare hands.”

  6. Marti says:

    a pause, a rethink, a re- feeling, new eyes…could it be because of your spiffy new glasses? Well it could be all of these things but it also could be simply that creativity is always present, sometimes just needing that pause to catch the ole spark again…well done Mo!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) it feels so good to set the leather free and how that is resonating with Beth’s comment from yesterday saying “I’m thinking this leather might just be tired of being a glove.”

  7. grace says:

    this makes me Happy

  8. Faith says:

    I think our dreams know what we want and don’t get distracted. (As I was looking at the date to see if this was written today or yesterday and discovering it was written tomorrow!) Dreams keep working even when we stop, maybe have more room to work when we stop and then, Voilá!

  9. deemallon says:

    Giving it up yesterday gave me pause. A head Turner. But it pleased me in a strange way. Seeing you back after a rethink pleases me as well. Gloves surely can be tired of being gloves, as Beth noted.

  10. Hazel says:

    Oh, my! Can’t wait to see how this grows…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Hazel))) if I stitch very carefully I can control the stretch of the fine leather and keep the integrity of the line. One of the big lessons I learned when engraving glass to keep the sense of line alive the only moment of freedom is in those first swift marks made with a chinagraph pencil on the glass or in this case the HB pencil on the drafting film before pricking it out onto the leather, the rest is just refining the line.

  11. Barry says:

    MC – the universe was always going to converse. B

  12. Saskia van Herwaarden says:


  13. Judy Martin says:

    I loved seeing your method of transferring the drawing. Thank you – looking good MO XX

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Judy))) it’s working, the leather is so very soft the pricked holes close up with handling but can be relocated by lining up the film over the leather and pricking it out again!

  14. fiona says:

    Oh my – happy dance here!!!

  15. debgorr says:

    Was just listening today about a discussion about sometimes we do need to stop and other times not give up and the trick is knowing which. 🙂 Really looking forward to seeing where this goes.

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