“The moon, second-hand, worn at the edges, was hung up in the sky like something a housewife leaves out to remind her it needs mending.”
Brothers and Sisters
The Real and the Unreal selected stories of Ursula K Le Guin
Volume One Where on Earth
page 5
in tears for our beautiful broken world, Australia has just re-elected Scott Morrison, the man who brought a lump of coal gleefully into parliament a few years ago…
after curling up in bed for an hour, sleeping uneasily, the moon’s cold light helped me dream up a dozen new moon variations
here’s some from the past few years
moon ladder Mo15
moon boat Mo15
a love letter to the moon Mo15
toad moon with ladder Mo15
dark moon with ladder Mo16
Honesty Mo16
Honesty Mo17
dark side undone  2017
Once in a Blue Moon 2018
the chicken & the egg 2017
reminding myself to
Make Art Not War

we caught the train up to see Essentiae at Gallery One88 in Katoomba
Colleen Southwell’s work is astounding
detail of her flannel flowers
Colleen has such a fabulous eye for the exquisite beauty of Mother Nature
then we walked up the road to visit the Three Sisters
the wild beauty
a seriously steep walk !
the long view
with the blue of longing
Eucalypts
have such beautiful bark and form
feeding the dream of moving to the mountains
now it’s time to get back to drawing a few of my favourite things
a few of my favourite things Mo 19
graphite and watercolour on A3 Canson drawing paper
starting from the left
steel and red velvet box by Olga Cironis
invitation card detail of Hideous Human Angel # 6 by eX de Medici 2008 for the Sold Out show at Boutwell Draper Gallery
Crania Anatomica Filigre 2011- 3D printed skull by Joshua Harker with a feather from Michelle Slater
Kokopelli card by Carol Duprey 2005
Crow card by Glenda Jones 2004 for her Lustre exhibition at James Harvery Gallery
SW magic gourd by Carol Duprey 2004
sand dollar
Skull Mug by Jenny Orchard 2013 with crow feathers and The Cat’s Whiskers (a wand for seeing in the dark)
Pod 2015 by Bronwyn Berman
card with blue cat on  XVII century tile panel, Fronteira Palace, Lisbon Portugal
SW magic gourd container by Carol Duprey 2004
wood rose
print of the Letter D from An illuminated Book of Cats from an odd perspective
Crow feather for flying
parchment stars

x fingers our internet connection is working again after a very wobbly week
the good thing about being offline is having more time for focusing on the drawings
and mending Old Man Crow’s jacket
it’s getting lacier
and lacier
reinforcing the edges
and the elbows
he wears it well!
and talking of stitching & drawing we visited the Dobell Drawing Prize at the National Art School on Saturday
Leonie Andrews 365 days 2017
stitched with her eyes closed every day for a year
Jenny Orchard All Tomorrow’s Stories 2018
ink on card
Hyun Hee Lee Winter Letter 2018
ink, cotton, thread, pencil on Korean hanji paper
Stephanie Eather Cave of Altamira (in Brunswick) 2018
charcoal on a huge canvas
Ari Chand Juxtarepository 3 / Catch a fallen star and put it in your pocket 2018
graphite on paper
Noel McKenna Interior A 2018
ink on paper
Wendy Sharpe Ladders to the Sky 2018
gouache on concertina artist’s book
Chris O’Doherty (aka) Reg Mombassa) Robot ‘priest’ with captured Australian, Hunter Valley 2018
charcoal, coloured pencil, glitter on paper
artist talk with Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa) George  Gittoes and Wendy Sharpe
you can see more photos here

“Fluttering and Stars on the altar. The peace of this….such love medicine”
beautiful photo & words from Grace Forrest Maestas of Windthread

Dotti’s LITA is holding her piece of starry palm inflorescence and the section of blue branch
and a formal studio shot, she is dreaming of traveling to Germany soon !

namaste
The ripples of love as the pennants and talismans make their way home are keeping The Dream alive
here’s links to
ripples post 1
ripples post  2

bushwalking in the Blue Mountains

Posted: April 26, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Horseshoe Falls Track in the Blue Mountains
Glow Worm Glen
feeding the dream of moving to the Blue Mountains in two short years
then back to Cathy & Sarah’s for a cuppa, so good to see their pennants hanging at home!

just put this photo over on the latest ripples post for the dream
Dream On!

honing the line

Posted: April 23, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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a sketch of Gab Bates Home Protection Amulet Mo 19
the Home Protection Amulet and Ariel’s Memory Keeper cloth
Fossil Rock Mo 19
such a beautiful stone
drawing each day, honing the line
dreaming of mending the leftover moon from the deconstruction of the dream
this line is still haunting me
“The moon, second-hand, worn at the edges, was hung up in the sky like something a housewife leaves out to remind her it needs mending.”
Brothers and Sisters
The Real and the Unreal selected stories of Ursula K Le Guin
Volume One Where on Earth
page 5
Glennis Dolce’s Blue Moon hanging on the line with a couple of antique parchment stars

PS there are more ripples for the dream as the talismans and pennants find their way home

drawing the blues for the Full Moon

Posted: April 19, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Seven for a Secret  Mo 19
5H graphite on watercolour paper
I want to draw all the magic & wildness in this beautiful old lady of a house and our favourite haunts here in inner city Sydney over the next two years for the Sayonara Sydney show in March 2021 when we hope to move to the Blue Mountains!
an old sketch for Dark Moon Dancer with the seven feathers
it’s the Full Moon on Good Friday and I am missing our beautiful cat Ariel who passed away 2 years ago
so I’ve been stitching away the blues
Ulrike Bogdan sent this beautiful resist dyed indigo scarf awhile back along with some indigo dyed linen, so I made a fringe to give it a bit more length, it worked beautifully as a stole but I was worried about losing it!
these beautiful words have me itching to make the next moon
“The moon, second-hand, worn at the edges, was hung up in the sky like something a housewife leaves out to remind her it needs mending.”
Brothers and Sisters
The Real and the Unreal selected stories of Ursula K Le Guin
Volume One Where on Earth
page 5
Glennis Dolce’s blue moon cloth, a beautiful piece of indigo dyed silk from Louise Watson, another Glennis moon on Liz Ackert’s pennon a crow feather for flying in the dark & a stitched feather on black velvet from awhile back