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a memento mori for Ariel

Posted: April 14, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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A memento mori for Ariel, a talisman for Old Man Crow to hold onto, on Wednesday I began by stitching together a bundle of Ariel’s shed whiskers, tried adding some of his claw sheaths but that didn’t feel right, a white feather didn’t work either, tried binding the shard of a broken pot I found as we smoothed the earth in the hole for his grave but that wasn’t right either…  this morning my favourite sea worn piece of driftwood felt good so I lit a stick of incense holding Grace of Windthread’s one line poem “we are burning Karma and it smells like incense” in my heart for the making
Old Man Crow woke at that moment, Ariel had just visited him from the bardo
Ariel’s whiskers & Old Man Crow’s Bandaged Heart bound to my favourite sea worn piece of driftwood
you, me and the Ariel P in our moonboat
with so much love tonight under the waning gibbous moon

The Letter U from An illuminated Book of Cats © 2010

A Full Moon for Friday the 13th

Posted: January 13, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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First Full Moon of 2017 at 3 am Friday the 13th

rose pruning time

Posted: July 5, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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roses16one of the great perquisites of working as a gardener is bringing home the flowers after pruning
roses have the most seductive perfume in the world
and I love the dance between the thorns

Fly Free Carol

Posted: April 24, 2016 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time, magic
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Fly-Free-Carol-2016Fly Free Carol written on a piece of scribbly gum bark to honour our beautiful friend’s passing 2 years ago
Mortuary-Station-Fly-Free-Carol-2016Old Man Crow’s aim is much better than mine so he tossed the piece of bark onto the railway track at Mortuary Station
Mortuary-Station-Fly-Free-Carol-detail-2016and it landed right in the middle of the tracks right side up!
Mortuary-Station-steeple-2016this is our second visit to the Embassy of Transition for the Sydney Biennale

Crow Eye Amulet XII

Posted: March 28, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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crow eye amulet XII Mo 16Crow Eye Amulet XII Mo 16
eelskin leather feather, leather cord, black linen thread, Habu paper moire, guitar string, glass beads, vintage mother of pear button, grape vine tendril, Hakea salicifloia twig
Crow-Eye-Amulet-XII-detail-Mo-16detail of crow eye amulet which is filled with rosemary, lavender, rose petals & raw red silk
Crow-Eye-Amulet-XII-back-detail-Mo-16reverse detail
leather-feather-in-process a process pic from 5 days ago

A Vision for Easter by Michael Leunig

Posted: March 25, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Easter-Leunig-weba wonderfully wry vision for Easter by Michael Leunig
( my favourite from this year’s Leunig calendar )

with 5 days off in a row to just play from today !

Fat Full Moona very fat full moon Mo 16
leather-feather-in-processeelskin leather feather in process with beaded leather and button crow eye amulet