honestly made

Posted: November 7, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Honesty Mo 21

H 14cm x W 10cm x D 1.5cm
L 62cm with handles

vintage Italian glove leather circa 1930’s
hand twined nettle string from Nepal
vintage Silkworm thread
linen thread
rotted silk
glass beads
stars of vintage parchment (1812)
sea shell

memory keeper, talisman holder, go bag for an iPhone

  1. Barry says:

    MC – what an intricate piece – so much ‘herstory’ gathered together; and functional. Good outcome for the soft leather from the gloves. B

  2. Marti says:

    Exquisite: made with such creativity and love; honesty aka known as lunaria, and the word luna, Spanish for moon, moonbeams to light the way; each twist of the nettle string, devotion and strength; the stars at the bottom and the one on the top, ancient illuminating healing touchstones…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) each stitch and knot holds so much hope and love for Old Man Crow

      this poem was shared on Facebook this morning by Robyn Gordon of ArtPropelled

      If I prayed, which I don’t,
      then we could say that I asked
      god to open every door that I
      had shut, every door I did not
      know was there.
      Why I asked this, well,
      this will make sense to you
      or it won’t, but every closed
      door I was aware of
      had became a point of suffering.
      And with every open door,
      I could feel congruence,
      the world rushing in to create
      more space in me.
      And god said to me, though
      we could not say that it was a voice,
      god said, Open even the door with people jeering
      on the other side, their faces twisted
      in hate? Even the door to an entire
      forest of sorrow? And because
      this conversation was not really
      happening, we could not say that
      I said yes to the questions, but
      we could say, perhaps, that
      the yes began to root in me
      and it was not so much a matter
      of someone opening the doors
      but that the doors more or less
      dissolved. And what I had thought
      could separate me from anything else
      was shown to be nothing at all.
      I would like to tell you that I felt grace
      in the opening, but the truth
      is I felt such terrible ache.
      And god did not come put a hand
      on my cheek and tell me
      everything would be okay.
      In fact, if anything, the voice
      I did not hear told me
      there are no promises.
      But I felt it, the invitation
      to keep opening doors,
      to not close my eyes,
      to not turn away.
      And though I do not pray,
      I said thank you, thank you

      – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Something Like This, Anyway

  3. Tina says:

    Holy Moly Mo .. it looks amazing!! You are amazing!! Sending both of you Blessings always in all ways😘😘

  4. Nancy says:

    Oh Mo, this is amazing! That leather must feel soooo good!

  5. Oh Mo. What a transformation. I’m so glad you’ve had this to concentrate on. I want to stroke it but I don’t have to, I know exactly what it feels like. Much love.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Beth))) I love your thought from a month ago when I abandoned the reconstructed glove idea “I’m thinking this leather might just be tired of being a glove.” Indeed! That leather has been such a delight to work with, thank you again for sending your Mom’s gloves to me !

  6. Martine Bos says:

    Mo…….Your delicate work, all the knots, the poem, i’m overwhelmed with beauty………..

  7. Margaret Johnson says:

    BEAUTIFUL Mo…Love and hugs to you and Rod…..Marg…oxox

  8. Liz A says:

    how you have stitched together whole centuries of time … how they hold hope

  9. this is deeply beautiful (((Mo))) and so are your honesty and sharing – feel the love coming to you both in waves

  10. deemallon says:

    The iPhone pouch holding so much more. Your and Rod’s bravery and resilience and hope. I like how the plant leans and reaches into the empty space.

  11. Lana says:

    Fantastic repurposing of the leather gloves. Beautiful work!

  12. cednie says:

    The bag is amazing and touching. And I want to touch it! What a lovely way to repurpose leather gloves!

  13. Patricia Musgrove says:

    I want to hold this soft bag. Kid skin, softer than a cloud. Must have been like butter to sew thru.

  14. debgorr says:

    It’s beautiful Mo…It holds love.

  15. fiberels says:

    Soft sweet love knotted and stitched into this memory bag. No matter the size it can take thousands of memories I’m sure, The handle is just like your moon ladders : reaching for the highest !!! Reminds me of “Guess how much I love you” by Sam McBratney : ‘I love you to the moon (and back)’
    That poem goes right into my heart, Mo !
    Every day is a DAY

  16. Hazel says:

    Dear Mo, “Honesty” is beautiful, full of the exquisite magic of your skills and spirit. I hold its sister bag here with thoughts of healing and strength for the two of you, oxo

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