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The photoshoot of all the pennants, talismans and oddments for the online catalogue went well with a lot of help from Old Man Crow and his iPhone after a disastrous first day using a fancy DSLR with all the bells and whistles that I had no idea how to operate in the hope that if I just put it on auto it would do all the work, it didn’t…
the armature fit out the front door with all the talismans wrapped with tissue paper
for the two minute walk up to the gallery and safely back
good to have a go before the install date on February 25th
just working steadily each day with the production schedule (a handy tool that helps keep my eye on the ball)
all the pennants waiting with the cloud of tulle to be hung and suspended
it’s time to get the bit between the teeth, put the head down and go, see you out the other side!

Maggie Brown Something Old, Something New
I’ve completed the pennant – based on the wedding dress aspect actually – I’ve knitted it in silk so it can be a silk wedding dress (or part thereof) and worked on the something old & borrowed (the dress), something new (the knitting) and something blue (the colour of the silk). Also worked in cobweb weight silk. The cobweb weight shetland yarn is what they use for the wedding ring shawls that (theoretically) are so fine they can be pulled through a wedding ring although I have made one in the past and it would need to be a man’s ring to be able to get it through.
the meeting of the hearts
settling in
with The Gathering
Maggie has the most impeccable calming spirit in everything she does
namaste beautiful friend!
PS There is one stray talisman sent last week from up the coast that needs to arrive today for the photoshoot up at Artsite tomorrow and Wednesday, beaming white light for it to show up in time!

Jana Cironis The Certainty of Uncertaintya wild thing grown from the hopes of the old wedding dress fragment, hand dyed jute, vintage silk scarves, human hair, snake skin, wood, wadding, cotton thread & hot glue
carrying new hopes & dreams in her pod
settling in
from the other side
the gathering
Thank you Jana, your wild flowering of a pennant is so full of the magic of love and laughter!

Dorothea Dauter’s pennant full of love from her Wild Heart
the other side
copper wire, cloth fragments, shell, eye bead, matches & a pin made by Renate Schmidt half a lifetime ago
singing a harmony in red with Michelle Slater & Judy Martin’s pennants
The Gathering
thank you Dotti
Magic Days!

Margaret Johnson’s Blue Spirit Woman talisman
the finest detail carrying love and hope for our beautiful broken world
Margaret makes such good magic!

Landscape by Olga Cironis
wedding dress fragment hand stitched with gold thread
A piece reflecting the feeling of contemplation while looking out to the horizon.
landscape view
the other side
the gold thread is so soft
shimmering with golden light
hanging with the gathering
Olga and I have been friends for half a lifetime, we first met at Sydney College of the Arts in the 80’s, shared a fabulously infamous old house on the waterfront in Balmain in the early 90’s, here’s a link to her website
my dear friend, you continue to inspire and always surprise me!

the white light from this magic circle worked, Michelle Slater’s rose pennant is here!
Michelle’s note
the scent of roses is divine!
yogi tea tag messages
strips of the wedding dress fragment knotted with red thread
the jade promise ring
the tail
backed with blue silk
hanging with the gathering
Michelle in NYC

Michelle Slater sent this beautiful pennant for the dream from NYC on December 22 and needs our help to get here
beaming white light to guide it’s way!
(photo courtesy of Michelle’s blog Ms Uncertainty Principles)
Sending candle light from here in New Mexico for the safe arrival of Michelle’s lovely pennant. To help it along I have affixed my little bees wax candle atop my latest cloth, Earth Song to sing Michelle’s pennant home. Barry Smith’s peace leaf, a magick acorn from Glastonbury and my tiny Celtic mandala all accompany the pennant’s voyage to The Gathering, who eagerly await their rose ,sky tipped sister pennant. Love, Marti

Aileen Taylor’s dream of a pennant
with layers of stitch, vintage cloth and braids
and dreams
hanging with the gathering
we have been friends since 1970
I won’t cut up A’s beautiful dream but did add the rainbow thread ribbon for hanging
Magic Days!

my sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman advised making a  cardboard pattern to wire the starry gloves
with stainless steel tie wire
it worked!
the wires give the gloves enough support to hold the cloud of tulle & the rope lines for the pennants
time to make some more parchment stars
Magic Days!