Archive for the ‘It’s Crow Time’ Category

a winter moon scarf in process

Posted: January 4, 2022 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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I have been stitching this Winter Moon scarf since the solstice
the indigo dyed silk moon is from Glennis Dolce Shibori Girl

it started out as a patchwork of indigo scraps but just edging the moon took three days french seamed with blue silk, at that rate it would take about 3 years to make!

it needs blue thread beads stitched into the lace edge and some random patches of blue wave lace from an old net curtain to balance the blue with the froth of the reconstructed scarf

our next door neighbour’s little black cat Muffin is looking after Rod, she’s such a sweetheart!
the pain is ramping up, he’s living on Morphine, a few spoonfuls of summer fruit salad and a lot of cigarettes out in the garden!

Summer Dream with Moon Ladder

Posted: December 27, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Summer Dream with Moon Ladder Mo 21
H 19cm W 17cm
shibori dyed Moonfire by Glennis Dolce of Shibori Girl Studios
embroidered with silk, cotton and linen threads
glass, turquoise and coral beads
boar bristles
antique parchment star (1812)
backed with silk & vintage blue leather
bound with hand twined string from Arnhem Land (1976)
moon ladder – bangalow palm inflorescence, bone white paint, linen thread
(needs to be mounted in a deep box frame with museum quality glass)

It’s Xmas Day!

Posted: December 25, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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It’s Xmas Day, Rod is home from the Palliative Care unit in Concord, pain free and ready to enjoy the festive season, here’s a photo from last weekend taken by Madeleine at Artsite, we get by with a lot of help from our friends, thank you everyone!

All six of Laurie Anderson’s Norton Lectures are now permanently available to watch online!

Laurie Anderson’s Norton Lecture Part 5: The City is no longer available to watch
digression is her method for stretching the moment
hopefully Harvard will post all six lectures on their Mahindra Humanities Center website next year

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
feathers
stars of vintage parchment (1812)
sea shell

memory keeper, talisman holder, go bag for an iPhone

link to online catalogue

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
feathers
stars of vintage parchment (1812)
sea shell

memory keeper, talisman holder, go bag for an iPhone

Laurie Anderson’s 4th Norton Lecture: The Road

Posted: November 4, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

Laurie Anderson’s 4th Norton Lecture The Road was available for 24 hours which just finished
her 5th Norton Lecture: The City will be available via Zoom on November 10th at 5pm Eastern Standard Time USA

a little more time

Posted: October 27, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Old Man Crow’s new Air Pods Pro worked perfectly for the appointment with the oncologist yesterday, the results to see if Rod’s gene markers fit the trial for his specific cancer haven’t come back yet, will know more by next Tuesday. If he’s not a good fit there is another trial for the chemo that has a modified “tail” that they are working on to see if it will help penetrate the cancer cells more effectively. The Chris O’Brien Life House is brilliant, such a light and airy space & so well organized. Whichever way it goes the treatments will begin Friday week on November 5th, it feels good that Rod will be participating in research that has the potential to advance science & give us just a little more time together!

& talking of time, here’s one of the best live recordings ever

Rod took this photo with his iPhone of an echium flower with bees at one of our gardens yesterday morning before the appointment with the oncologist, he’s so good at finding the joy in even the strangest times and still makes me laugh every day!

wild magic

Posted: October 21, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Wayne Snowdon artist, poet, philosopher and old friend popped in yesterday with a care package of wild magic that included his Certificate Of Immortality

as we said goodbye there was the blue chook of happiness from our friend Dotti Dauter waiting patiently on the doorstep to come inside with flowers, fresh herbs and a jar of handmade marmalade from her trees

Rod is looking so well he will be around for a good while yet!
Each day as it comes is so full of wild magic. Yesterday at 3am I spotted Apple’s new Air Pods Pro online, read the specs & they are everything Rod needs to be able to hear well for all the appointments coming up with the medical team at the Chris O’Brien Life House one of the best cancer research facilities in Australia. So I ordered a pair & they should arrive on the doorstep by Friday, giving Rod a new toy to play with in plenty of time to have them working perfectly for the next meeting with the oncologist on Tuesday. Have everything x-ed that Rod’s gene markers are a good match for him to participate in a clinical drug trial that targets the specific cancer cells for cholangiocarcinoma. I rang the crystal healer after the first meeting with the oncologist on Monday, her spirit guides were very positive for Rod when she did an hour long session of distance healing for him on Tuesday morning, she has us in her daily prayer basket and we both need it as we are still reeling from the news that Rod’s old compadre in music Chris Clarke passed away on Monday.

Fly Free Beautiful Dreamer
thanks for all the songs and joy gentle man

in the quiet times I am stitching and knotting the Honesty memory keeper/talisman holder/go bag full of prayers for Rod
Thanks for all the good vibes and Love everyone, this is some trip!
Oh and it’s the Full Moon in Aries

Aries by Mo Orkiszewski © 1999 Celestial Times Zodiac Series
when the moon moves into Taurus this afternoon I will plant the seeds that arrived in the post yesterday of Herb Robert aka Geranium robertianum that my friend Pete Webb plant guru extraordinaire described in a recent e-mail “A small geranium that seems to have helped a lot of people. I don’t know if you or any friend has her book about Herbs in Daily Life, but in it there is a lengthy series of deployments by people who have successfully used it against cancer.”