Posts Tagged ‘chakras’

the power of the fierce determination and clarity of the gold in the third chakra
this is in response to Acey’s exploration of the chakras

a little paper boat launched to farewell my womb just before it was surgically removed on the Winter Solstice in 2009
this gourd by my friend Carol Duprey was shattered in the mail back in 2004 so I repaired it
it became part of the Dream of the Blue Cat
Shen a gourd to honour the Woman at the Edge of Two Worlds in 2008
holding memories & magic
Winter Solstice 2008
a favourite spot for ceremony til the sandstone shelf collapsed a few years ago

Circling Enchantment (aka keeping an eye out for “The Flighty Nature of Chance”)

The air is tingling with portents;
… a crow feather floats down out of the sky to land in my hand
… a butterfly explores my thumb with her tickling curious tongue
… the sun is shining through the clouds, making one of those Michelangelo “Hand of God” styled skies again
…. the moon is rising just over my shoulder… is she following me or am I following her?
In the shimmer of that moment…
I wake up to look at the clock…
it’s 3:33am…
I drift back into the dream of discovering just the right angle that I need to bring this latest fragile whisper of an idea into “reality”…
& I wake up to look at the clock…
it’s 3:33am…
Time… Is… Standing… Still…

I am Spellbound… Bewitched… & totally ENCHANTED with the process of bringing this echo of a dream into the “Real” world, making it become a thing of substance, something that I can touch & hold in my hands for others to see & perhaps even meet my old friend, “The Flighty Nature of Chance!”
I catch a glimpse of his magic in the fragile shimmer of this new dream, in the spinning of the idea over & around in my mind’s eye & then again when I get to know it a little better after a few walks through the dreamtime, rough sketches & quick models are made in the attempt to catch the moment… and then finally, the shiny new dream-thing starts to take shape… it’s at that point when the dream starts to make itself, when the “The Flighty Nature of Chance!” takes over & I become a channel for the making… that’s where I can find my favourite Enchantment.
The first time we met I had been working hard all year, trying to perfect a titanium & glass tetrahedron
Blue Triangle Mo1989
& then suddenly everything fell into place when a little blue pyramid of a dice sprouted a set of wings & flew right out of the studio, I didn’t even have time to get a decent photograph! I tried to make another one just the same but that flighty magic can’t be nailed down with a formula, Enchantment is always different, every time…

We met again a few years later when I was describing the feeling of intense compression that happens just before the idea of a dream starts to become real and there he was again….”The Flighty Nature of Chance” dressed as a little dragon-fly like creature wearing flying goggles came spiraling out of the moon, bouncing with joy as he hit the surface of my mind with his little coiled spring of intent!

Free Fall Mo 1993
Then, just a few weeks ago as I was working on my bat-winged gourd another one of those pyramid shaped dice fit perfectly into the bat claw setting I was finishing for the handle… it was in that moment she became “The Flighty Nature of Chance!” Mk3. Well met old friend, my most magical muse!

Mo 2006

this post is in response to Acey’s exploration of the Sacral Chakra


Help Ever Hurt Never flaming heart from the House of Blues in New Orleans 1999
Stole of Bandaged Hearts - Help Ever Hurt Never by Mo 2011Hep Ever Hurt Never stitched into the Stole of Bandaged Hearts Mo 2011
thinking about the colour of kindness
“As we stagger forward, I think about the colour of kindness, realising that its colours and shades are not painted onto a person. They’re worn in.”
Markus Zusack “When Dogs Cry” (p45)

Acey is considering the colours of the chakras
Red is her first one
a powerful colour
the bass note that strengthens our spines, giving us courage and the fire of passion

Mike Worrall  The Portal of Intoxication
I love how this painting so perfectly describes the magic power of red

here’s a few red things I’ve made over the years
Heartline book Mo 2006
Book of Spells Mo 2008
Firebird Book Mo 2008
Firebird Talisman Mo 2015
red highlights were hand painted in the limited edition of The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow Mo 2016