Old Man Crow is so ready for his partial knee replacement surgery on Monday,
all the pre-admission interviews and x-rays are done, just one more phone call tomorrow afternoon to confirm the time for the surgery at St Vincent’s Public Hospital

Marti sent these encouraging words and photos:

I was going to wait until May 10th, the day of the knee surgery to send this note but then I thought well Rod will be kind of out of it from the anesthesia and I wanted him to hold these images as he heads into his knee surgery…you see, this wondrous event occurred right over my home this weekend. I was out weeding when I heard a swoosh, almost like a huge sigh, looked up and well, you’ll see at the end of this email:
Put all of your concerns and cares into these uplifting images. Let worry go up,  up, and away… May your surgery go well, may you both be well, may you achieve your heart’s desire to move to your beloved Blue Mountains and become wild and crazy Bushwackers.  Rich and I send you healing wishes and our love. With your strength Rod and your love and determination Mo,  your dream will arrive sooner than you know.  Now close your eyes, imagine that you are along for the ride with what is below:  Carry yourselves to the land of health, healing and joy- and in time, the land of the Blue Mountains.”  

Love, Marti and Rich
Now behold these wonders:

on the same day Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s beautiful card full of hope arrived in the letterbox

May beginner’s mind
be with you
as we move forward
with new hope.


Quote From Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Full Moon in Scorpio

Posted: April 27, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Full Moon in Scorpio

Scorpio Mo 1999

River of Moons (go with the flow) Mo 20-21 in process

making more stars
with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

Everything’s alright

Posted: April 22, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Old Man Crow found a recording he made in 2004 of another song that our friend Chris Clarke wrote, sang and played. At the time they were playing in a trio called CPR with Pete Cox. In this recording: – Chris sings the melody and plays acoustic guitar. – Pete sings harmony in the chorus and plays acoustic guitar. – Rod sings harmony in the verse and chorus and plays electric guitar.

‘Rising Moon, Fading Memory’ a collaborative work by Glennis Dolce & Mo Orkiszewski 2021
H 16cm W 19cm
Glennis wrote in her e-mail from the Full Moon in February
“I used very old handspun and hand woven silk cloth I just got from my “picker” friend in Japan. So special and itself full of memories-if only it could talk!”
to preserve the integrity of the fragile cloth I backed it with silk, bound with silk and linen threads and cord,
the edge of the moon is defined with a single boar bristle stitched in place with indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis


Glennis’s beautiful moon cloth was so perfect when it arrived

very carefully I circled the beautiful moon cloth with stitch and backed it with silk

love how the boar bristle makes a subtle edge for the moon
you can see more of Glennis’s beautiful work at her Shibori Girl blog
and Shibori Girl Studios shop

Moon and Stars Memory Keeper

Posted: April 4, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Moon and Stars Memory Keeper Mo 21
H 15cm x W 14cm
L 75cm with handle and fringe
indigo dyed silk shibori moon by Glennis Dolce
antique vellum parchment stars
linen, cotton and silk threads
lapis lazuli and glass beads
vintage blue silk and electric blue leather
ochre dyed hand twined cord from a deconstructed totem Arnhem Land 1976

I have avoided the new block editor in WordPress til now but it seems the old Classic Editor is no more…

Book of Seasons: Autumn Moon (Honesty) Mo 21
indigo dyed silk moon and cloth from Jude Hill
whisper silk organza from Beautiful Silks
boar bristles , rotted silk, Silkworm vintage cotton from Margaret Johnson & indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce
Mettler silky sheen rainbow thread, teal dyed silk velvet, ochre dyed hand twined cord from a deconstructed totem Arnhem Land 1976
turquoise and glass beads
it’s become the first page in the Book of Seasons a new project which will be finished for the Autumn Equinox next year

the way the cloths have married with the stitching embedded in the silk velvet is a delight to the fingertips!

Autumn Equinox

Posted: March 21, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Autumn Moon (Honesty) in process Mo 21
indigo dyed silk moon and cloth from Jude Hill
whisper silk organza from Beautiful Silks
boar bristles , rotted silk, Silkworm vintage cotton from Margaret Johnson & indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce
Mettler silky sheen rainbow thread, teal dyed silk velvet, ochre dyed hand twined cord from a deconstructed totem Arnhem Land 1976
it’s changed a lot in a week!

River of Moons (go with the flow) Mo 20-21 in process
scanned this month for clarity
the next 4 moons will be on this one patch by Ulrike Bogdan
so I started a new moon cycle through the seasons
with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill
Autumn Moon (Honesty) in process Mo 21
indigo dyed silk moon and cloth from Jude Hill
whisper silk organza from Beautiful Silks
boar bristles , rotted silk, Silkworm vintage cotton from Margaret Johnson & indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce

last Thursday we helped the fabulous witchy artist Gab Bates install her work for Homeward Bound at the Coal Loader in Waverton which opens today
it was a fine day out the sun was sparkling on the harbour, the old wharf is fenced off now but friends who grew up in the area remember playing in the ruins when they were kids
and I turned 66, not doing too shabbily for an old chook
we celebrated with coffee and birthday cake at the cafe
look forward to seeing the rest of the show next week!

Sleepwalking

Posted: March 2, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Old Man Crow just put this old recording of Chris Clarke’s Sleepwalking up on youtube, here’s what he wrote;
“In 2004 I recorded my friend Chris Clarke singing and playing a song he wrote called Sleepwalking. I added some guitar, bass and harmony, Pete Cox added some harmony, and Dave Hatch added some drums. Soon after that Chris moved out of Sydney and the project came to a halt.
I was recently going through some dusty old hard drives and came across the recording. I like it! So I asked Chris if I could put it on YouTube, he said yes and so here it is. I hope you like it too. The photo is probably from about 1980. Look at that wallpaper! Here’s the link:”