Posts Tagged ‘Jude Hill’

this  bundle of wonderfully wild dyed cloth from Deb Lacativa arrived on the doorstep!
Deb has the best sense of colour and even more so in real life
Michelle in NYC sent her beautiful rendering of a pomegranate with company

Reaching for the Stars will be finished by March so I can devote a year to The Gathering
the big news is my stitching has suddenly made a gigantic epiphany like breakthrough, after watching Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth quilting by lamplight on Sunday I changed the way I hold the needle & haven’t put the eye of the needle through my fingertip for days & days… it’s true, Jude is such a treasure, I have learned so much about cloth, stitch, art, life, the universe and everything since I first joined her circle in 2011!

9 moons curve and glow from Jude Hill‘s Threadcrumbs Shop
Old Man Crow promised he will sign and stamp the rest of the xmas cards today so I can get back to my bench!
I love the ritual of making 150 cards  every year!
here’s a link to the xmas cards we have made since 1991
Honesty Mo 17
all the OS cards flew out last week the Oz cards will fly today


Posted: October 17, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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honesty-front-mo16Honesty Mo 16
stitched under the influence of Jude Hill’s SunMoonStars
indigo dyed old linen from Jude Hill, rotted silk, hemp string, Whisper silk organza, cotton gauze, string, thread
H33cm x W14cm
moon-detail-mo-16Moon detail
ladder-frontladder detail
Honesty detail
honesty-back-mo16the back !
honesty-moon-back-detail-mo16the back of the moon
honesty-ladder-back-detail-mo16a personal constellation
honesty-back-detail-mo16I want to frame it with dried Honesty, will go out to to the flower markets early Wednesday morning but may have to wait til autumn.

Dark Moon with Ladder

Posted: October 6, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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dark-moon-with-ladder-mo16Dark Moon with Ladder Mo16
Italian glove leather, grape vine tendrils, linen thread, black ink
Bangalow palm inflorescence white linen thread, glass beads, Titanium white acrylic
dmfront detail
dark-moon-with-ladder-back-detail-mo16back detail
wondering… will this be a free standing small sculpture or stitched onto paper & framed… ?
it’s not there yet but it’s getting there
under the influence of Jude Hill’s SunMoonStars
Dark Moon with Ladder Mo16
stitched to Saunders Waterford 425 gsm H/P watercolour paper
PS time to let it rest for a bit & think about framing, will try to get some good photos once the sun comes up
dark-moon-with-ladder-detail-2-mo-2016Dark Moon with Ladder detail Mo16
dark-moon-with-ladder-mo2016Dark Moon with Ladder Mo 16
still trying to get a decent photo!

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…

Wheel of Life

Posted: September 28, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Letter-W-web“The Letter W”  by Mo 2008 from An illuminated Book of Cats
letter-w-text-mo08Jude Hill is Sun Storming today, resonating with her “on going theme for holding center and vibrating outward.”
“Leo” by Mo 1999 for the Celestial Times Zodiac Series
something-else-web-Mo15“Something Else” Mo12 from “The illustrated Lyrics of Old Man Crow”
preprandial-siesta-web-mo03Preprandial Siesta by Mo 2003 “Cooking With Cats”
myall-lakes-mo-1996-webMyall Lakes (house boat dreaming) Mo 1996
a favourite old drawing combining text and image
dinghy an houseboat on Myall Lakes 1996 houseboat on Myall Lakes 1996
the memory of a beautiful moment out of time, early morning we are floating on the lake in the yellow dinghy witnessing blue damselflies hatching, drying their wings and then taking off for their first flight…

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