Posts Tagged ‘feathers’

listening & learning

Posted: May 29, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Holding Space, Weaving Place a yarning stick workshop and story telling gathering at the Australian Museum
Wiradjuri Elder Aunty Gail, Wailwan and Yuin man Millmullian (Laurance Magick Dennis) and Wiradjuri/Ngemba woman Nyimirr (Fleur Magick Dennis) showed us how to wrap the yarning sticks, add feathers and seed pods then Laura McBride, an amazing young woman with two degrees who is the curator for the First Australian Galleries sat with us & spoke eloquently about oh so many things… great food for thought, I especially enjoyed her analogy of how to hold space when the going gets tough like an echidna & just wait it out… Australia’s First People are so kind & generous with their sharing of culture, we enjoyed the listening & hope to see a treaty made respecting the rights of the people of this ancient land who have lived here for 50,000 years
Holding Space, Weaving Place is on again today and tomorrow from 1-4pm

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 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

Line Dancing

Posted: June 8, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Line-Dancing-Mo16‘Line Dancing’ Mo16
grape vine tendrils, quail wishbones, glass crow eye beads, vintage dyed ostrich feathers, Art Spectrum pigmented black ink, Golden titanium white acrylic, black & red threads

take-time-to-smell-the-roses-Mo16“take time to smell the roses” Mo16
Cecil Brunner rose from one of our gardens dried in one day on the dashboard of the van, grape vine tendril, lichen, emu feather, glass & clay beads, linen and red Gütermann upholstery thread, parchment circa 1812, laser cut wood star from Els of Fiber Rainbow, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, 5H graphite, white gouache
nextthe bench is clean and ready for whatever wants to happen next, a gathering of fresh grape vine tendrils from one of our gardens, lichen fragments & those banksia integrifolia seeds with black boar bristles and beads from back in January
PS the lichen needed to be opened up
that’s better
take-time-detail-Mo16sometimes it’s easier to see these things through the once remove of the confuser screen…

crow book IV in process

Posted: April 13, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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eelskin-leather-feathereelskin leather feather, Italian glove leather patchwork on bookbinders mull in process for Crow Book IV
Crow Book 3 is nearly full
leather-needledetail of the leather needle that Margaret Johnson gave me last year Japanese-vintage-scissors-from-Richard-Carbinand these exquisite vintage scissors just arrived from Richard Carbin in Japan
crow-book-4-in-processPS a few hours later , I like it better without the eelskin feather, sometimes less is more…

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

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

Crow Eye Amulet no 9

Posted: January 30, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Crow-Eye-Amulet-IXCrow Eye Amulet no 9 Mo16
emu feathers, boar bristle, glass beads, silk & linen thread, Habu moire, glove leather, grape vine tendril

hopeful-thingsTwo Hopeful Things with Feathers by Mo16
made with “Story Stick” beads lampworked by Priscilla Johnson
Sage Moon Beads & Trappings
crow, emu & budgie feathers, turquoise, rosebud, vintage glass and clay beads,
ochre stained hand plied string from Arnhem Land 1976
detaildetail of Old Man Crow’s Story Stick with Crow Feather
detail-2detail of my Story Stick with Emu and Derry the Budgie feathers
thank you Margaret!

PS you can see more of Priscilla’s beautiful beads online at
Sage Moon Beads & Trappings
Sage Moon Beads on Etsy

with best wishes for much magic & wonder!

Posted: December 20, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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solstice wreath mo15the crows were calling and there was another feather at the base of the tree
Hakea webHakea archaeoides seed capsules
xmas-asemic-collage-Mo-2015Actinotus minor (lesser Flannel Flower) Mo15
Actinotus minor flowers, Brugmansia suaveolens ovary, grape vine tendril, emu feather, lichen, passionfruit vine tendril, vintage lace, clay bead from Africa, Bangalow palm inflorescence, linen & silk thread, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, Japanese Abaca paper, 3H graphite, Golden Titanium white acrylic, and black ink

with best wishes for much magic and wonder in 2016!