Journals, Grimoires & Songbooks 2003-2016

orientalbindingBlue Cat Heaven oriental binding Mo 2003
this was my first hand made book made in Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer’s wonderful Bookbinding for Beginners at Sydney Bookbinding
BCHbookfrontBlue Cat Heaven case binding 2003
BCHbook the fretworked brass inlay ended up on the back cover!
AOPBookfrontBlue Cat Heaven collaged covers perfect binding Mo 2004
BlueCatJournalBlue Cat Heaven collaged inlaid  & onlaid covers coptic binding 2004
Piscesbook Mo2003Pisces Book collaged inlaid & onlaid covers 2003
Barramundibookbackback cover of the Barramundi Book Mo 2003 case binding in fish skin and book cloth Barramundibookfrontfront cover of Barramundi Book Mo 2003
BonesBookBones Book Mo 2004 exposed spine, coptic headbands, natural kangaroo skin with bone inlays
paperbarkbookPaperbark book Mo 2004
BoneKeeperMourningbooksthe Bone Keeper & Mourning Books 2005
heartlinebookHeartline book Mo 2006
heartline3Heartline book Mo 2006 inside view
journeyjournal2Journey Journal Mo 2006 kangaroo skin, bat claw, emu feather
AirplaneVisitorsBook1Airplane Visitors Book Mo 2006 pyrography & ink on kangaroo skin, turquoise talisman for good luck in travelling
Wish BookWish Book Mo 2006 coptic binding, stone, bone and relief sculpted leather covers
wishinside the front cover of the Wish Book
GDjournal2Grateful Dead Journal Mo 2006
GDskullGrateful Dead Journal Mo 2006 skull detail
crowbook3Crow Book I Mo 2007
crowbookinsideCrow Book I inside the covers
currawongbook2Currawong Book Mo 2007
currawongbookinsideCurrawong Book inside the covers
BOSfinishedBook of Spells Mo 2008
relief sculpted leather over wood covers, coptic binding
BOSinvisibleinkwritten in invisible ink revealed
firebird2Firebird Book Mo 2008 pyrography on red leather, beads, bat claw, dyed pheasant feather
Crow Book 2Crow Book 2 Mo 2011
Crow book 2 (back) by Mo OrkiszewskiCrow Book 2 back cover
Spirit-Book-Mo-2013Spirit Book of the Spirit Books of Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord Mo 2013
leather-and-lace-book-by-Mo13 copyLeather & Lace Mo 2013 vintage cat scratched leather and antique German lace
snail-journal-by-Mo-2014 copySnail Journal Mo 2014 vintage cat scratched leather
crow book 3 by Mo Orkiszewski 2014Crow Book 3 Mo 2014 front cover
crow book 3 back cover by Mo 2014Crow Book 3 backcover
flannel-flower-book-webFlannel Flower Book 2014
Out-of-the-Blue-by-Trace-Willans-and-Mo-Orkiszewski“Out of the Blue” a book collaboration with Trace Willans and Mo Orkiszewski 2014-2015
In September of 2014 I bought Trace Willans beautiful  ‘Paint Rag Book 1’ made out of gessoed paint rags, indigo and wax. In November I renamed it ‘Out of the Blue’ (a place to keep all those pieces of dreams that come from Out of the Blue) added some stitching & feathers to the covers and started filling the pages with tiny treasures- embroideries,  weaving, sketches, paintings, leaves, feathers, tendrils, stones, bones and words remembered from dreams.
you can see the development of this little book here, here, here, here & here
key-book-back-Mo15The Key Book Mo 2015
Crow-Book-IV-edge-Mo-16Crow Book IV Mo16
A Tentative Conversation Mo16A Tentative Conversation Mo16