Posts Tagged ‘glass’

bluesHere’s some of the Blue Things gathered from around the house…
trying to decide on just one blue thing to take along  for Roz Hawker and India Flint’s Bower Bird Blues Workshop this weekend. Roz and India sent a note back in October asking us to bring along our favourite tools for writing, drawing & stitching, a camera, a coffee mug, a hat
&
“your own very special blue item (only one now), just one blue item about which  you may wish to share a story …”
Only One?
The Blues run like a deep river through my life…. how can I possibly choose just one?
Blue TrianglesBlue CatsBlue MoonsBlue Books…  Blue Talismans….  Out of the Blue
this is the sort of dilemma I enjoy!

Just made a gallery in the title bar next to the home button
where you can see the side lines that happen in between the crow drawings
Just click on the links for
Gallery
2011
2012
2013
2014
Last Century
Photography
The Bandaged Hearts
crow sketch-by-Mo-2012 webCrow Sketch Mo 2012

Real Magic from Kathy Dorfer

Posted: April 2, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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magic-from-Kathy-Dorfera parcel just arrived on the doorstep from Kathy Dorfer – amazing painter of the spirit crow named Alala,
cloth conjuror, glass bead artist, bookbinder, photographer and magic crow woman
who I met through the circle over at Jude Hill’s Spirit Cloth
when I made the goat/crow eye amulet in February Kathy mentioned she loves making eye beads so I asked if she could make me a crow eye bead
spirit-of-beads& she did! inside lay 4 crow eye beads in a range of sizes + lots of glass feathers & beautiful blue beads to play with
(in an amazing bit of synchronicity Heidi Kummli’s book “The Spirit of Bead Embroidery) arrived at the same time !)
treasuressuch treasures!
crow-eyesmoved the beads over to my bench
crow-eye-amulet-beginningand this crow feather fitted perfectly into the first crow eye bead I picked up
thank you Kathy, you make real magic!
(crow eye photo with permission from Graeme Chapman)

Dragonglass!

Posted: December 23, 2013 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time
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Dragonglass 2013this beautiful glass just arrived on the doorstep from Carol Capalija & Eric Imeson of Dragonglass in Far North Queensland
You can see more of their glass & beautiful garden here, here & here

Best Wishes!

Posted: December 15, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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glass-angel-by-Melinda-Frost-1989pate de verre glass and copper wire angel by Melinda Frost 1989
a-fresh-wisha fresh wish donated by Ariel P. Cat
mytho-poetic-crow-and-hopeMytho-Poetic Crow by Glen Skein armed with a hopeful thing with feathers bound in red thread
& I love Nadia Turner aka Wayward Harper’s beautiful thank you card stuck on the window
thank  you card by Wayward Harper
Best Wishes for 2014!

some old glass from last century

Posted: December 7, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Arachne-by-Mo-Orkiszewski-and-Lee-Gaywood-1987-“Arachne” by Mo Orkiszewski and Lee Gaywood 1987
glass cullet engraved front and back by me with glass cabochons attached to the web by Lee
we made this piece for David Bowie’s Glass Spider Tour but his minions wouldn’t let us meet him!
butterflybell jar by Mo Orkiszewski 1987“Butterfly Bell Jar” by Mo Orkiszewski 1987
an old bell jar engraved with a spiral of butterflies
Arthames-by--Mo-Orkiszewski-1988“2 Arthames” (knives to cut air with) by Mo Orkiszewski 1988
cast, cut & and polished lead crystal blades, rosewood & ebony handles, hand forged silver fittings, star sapphire set into right hand knife hilt
Fish-Tank-by-Mo-1988“Fish Tank” by Mo Orkiszewski 1988
slumped & engraved flashed glass & glass cullet in a tank made of sandblasted 6mm float glass
3-Blue-Triangles by-Mo-Orkiszewski-1989- 3 of the “7 Blue Triangles” by Mo Orkiszewski 1989
“The Flighty Nature of Glass” plique a jour enamel on copper wings , cast sterling silver triangle, hand filed copper “legs”
“Gothic Wood” fretworked rosewood panels in a carved and polished ebony triangle, slumped blue glass base, two old locks held together without a key
“Blue Arthame” cast, cut and polished blue glass, forged & engraved silver hilt with plique a jour enamel on copper panels, cast & carved silver point
Perfect-Imperfection-by-Mo-Orkiszewski-1989“Perfect Imperfection” by Mo 1989
cut and polished cracked glass
Deanna mentioned that the crow cloth reminded her of a spider creating a star web over in Karen Ruane’s SS3 so I unearthed these old slides & have worked out how to scan them at last! Gosh this work was made a long time ago and reminded me of how much we had to spend on film and developing before digital cameras! It’s so easy to document our work now but back then so much went out the door with no records at all….