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“Sea & Sand” scarf by Erin Daniels at Clovelley beach here in Sydney!
around the headland into Gordon’s Bay
to a magic cave
but it has changed!
the sandstone ledge that sheltered this magic spot sheared off
Randwick City Council cut the sandstone from the collapsed ledge to build the pillars
Old Man Crow & I have held many solstice ceremonies here to thank the spirits of place …
Crow Feather Giveaway for my magic friend Chester‘s 70th

Carolyn Skinner of Oz Arts Magazine wrote a glowing article about our Crow Book!
now what was it that Dickens said ?… ah thank you Google
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
isn’t it funny (as in odd rather than hilarious) how this is the saddest week of my whole life and the most exciting all at the same time!
On Monday Madeleine of Artsite Gallery sold “Honesty” in ” The GPS has no idea where I am going”
x fingers Dark Moon with Ladder sells too!
the show continues til the 23rd

PS we are missing Ariel so much but all the heartfelt good vibes from around the world are helping heaps

line-dancing-mo16“Line Dancing” Mo16
reconfigured on Saunders Waterford 425 GSM H/P watercolour paper
crow-eye-amulet-xi-mo16Crow Eye Amulet XI Mo 16
reconfigured on Saunders Waterford 425 GSM H/P watercolour paper
crow-eye-amulet-xi-detail-mo16detail of 5H graphite, pen & ink border
(before adding the trail of red X’s)
crow-eye-amulets-ix-x-mo16“Crow Eye Amulets IX & X ” Mo16
reconfigured on Saunders Waterford 425 gsm H/P watercolour paper

“All of us are in the gutter
Some of us are looking at the stars.”
The Pretenders Message of Love (1981) (quoting Oscar Wilde)

Jude Hill is taking our circle of cloth conjurors from all around the world on a journey with her exploration of SunMoonStars, diving ever deeper, making magic real…

spring-cleanthis tatty old veneer table which fits so perfectly under the window was getting horribly grubby, the at least 40 year old sealer was getting gross so I spent a few hours this morning scraping and sanding then whacked a coat of paint on it, much brighter!
Just killing time ’til we go up to the gallery at 4 to pull down the rest of the Crow Show.
Enjoying Jude Hill considering ideas, catching them on the fly with her astute observations as they move through her and watching how they flow…
that got me thinking about my favourite old moon
letter-f-mo-2007“The Letter F” Mo 2007 from An illuminated Book of Cats
and the stars
Aquarius Mo1999“Aquarius” Mo 1999 from the Celestial Times Zodiac Series
and how my beautiful friend Carol’s face appeared in the moon of Truth the day she died
35--Truth-webthere is much to reflect on in this search for Beauty in our wild 21st C world

Crow Eye Amulets

Posted: September 11, 2016 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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crow-eye-amulet-iCrow Eye Amulet I Mo15
black Italian glove leather, vintage mother of pearl button, bat claw, emu feather, black barnacle, silk steel wrapped grapevine tendril, black glass beads, waxed linen thread & leather cord filled with a rose bud & sprig of lavender wrapped in red silk
crow-eye-amulet-iiiCrow Eye Amulet III Mo15
glass crow eye and feathers lampworked by Kathy Dorfer, black Italian glove leather, linen thread, glass beads, beading cord, filled with rose petals for love, lemon scented gum for spirit of place, lavender for healing & rosemary for remembrance all wrapped up in raw red silk and every knot made with magical intent
crow-eye-amulet-ivCrow Eye Amulet IV Mo15
black Italian glove leather, glass, clay & bone beads, pentacle buttons, vintage ostrich feathers, linen and silk threads, bat claw, beading cord filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon scented eucalyptus
Sold
crow-eye-amulet-vCrow Eye Amulet V Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen thread, Avril washi mall yarn, Dairing Galaxy yarn,
vintage silk button with eyelet lace applique, glass beads, vintage ostrich feather, bat claw
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
sold
crow-eye-amulet-viCrow Eye Amulet VI Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen, silk, vintage silk button with eyelet lace applique, glass beads, emu feather, filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
crow-eye-amulet-viiCrow Eye Amulet VII Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen thread, glass beads, vintage silk button with eyelet lace
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
Sold
crow-eye-amulet-viiiCrow Eye Amulet VIII Mo16
black Italian glove leather, leather cord, boar bristles, vintage ostrich feathers, vintage mother of pearl button, linen thread, glass beads, Habu moire yarn, filled with rosemary, lavender, rose petals, lemon myrtle, raw red silk
crow-eye-amulet-9Crow Eye Amulet IX Mo16
emu feathers, boar bristle, glass beads, silk & linen thread, Habu moire yarn, glove leather, grape vine tendril, black ink

crow-eye-amulet-xCrow Eye Amulet X Mo16
emu feathers, grape vine tendril, glove leather, glass beads, silk & linen thread,
white acrylic paint, black ink
crow-eye-amulet-xiCrow Eye Amulet XI Mo16
grape vine tendrils, vintage dyed chicken feathers, bat claw, pentacle button,
glass beads, leather, linen thread, Habu moire yarn, black ink
crow-scarfCrow Scarf Mo 13 & Crow Eye Amulet XII Mo16
white cotton scarf dyed and embroidered in B&W, 
eelskin guitar string feather with crow eye amulet on Hakea twig
crow-scarf-detailcrow scarf detail
crow-scarf-detail-rwcrow scarf detail photo courtesy of Richard Whitfield
NB Crow Eye Amulet II was gifted interstate

Old Man Crow is playing to the gallery this arvo at 3pm
the Crow Show is on til the 25th, come in and have a look if you’re in town!

crow-show-details-1The Cat’s Whiskers 2013, A Barrel of Fun 2014 and Line Dancing 2016
crow-show-details-2hand bound artist’s proof of The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow & The Ties That Bind 2016 framed
make-a-wish
Make a Wish 2016
crow-show-details-3Hope is the thing with feathers 2012
roderick-mo-and-paul-webmy brother Paul flew home yesterday, he is the keeper of our family ties & we miss him already!
The Crow Show continues at Artsite ’til September 25th

Crow Show RWThe Dark Moon Dancer greeting visitors to The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow at Artsite
Rod Nick RWOld Man Crow & Nick Hope
Mo Madeleine RWwith April White (bird painter extraodinaire)
Bronwyn Angus Pete RWlovely photo of  environmental artist Bronwyn Berman, Angus and my brother Paul
Paul Pete RWPaul and Pete Cox
Dotti Dennis RWDotti and Dennis Aubrey
Mr Bones detail RWdetail from “Walking Home with Mr Bones”
Stole of Bandaged Hearts RWStole of Bandaged Hearts 2011 detail
photos courtesy of Richard Whitfield