Posts Tagged ‘Jude Hill’

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

Toad-Moon-with-Ladder-and-Lichen-Mo16Toad Moon with Ladder and lichen Mo16
Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth
is just going with her SunMoonStars Diary which started on the Equinox
so I thought I would look back at some old moons
toad-moon-with-ladder-Mo-15-webToad Moon with Ladder Mo15
A-Love-Letter-to-the-Moon-framed-Mo-15A Love Letter to the Moon Mo15
blue moonBlue Moon Mo14
Dark-Moon-Memory-Keeper-by-Mo-Orkiszewski-2014Dark Moon Memory Keeper Mo14
blue moon talinistic dilly bag by Mo 2014Blue Moon Talinistic Dilly Bag (aka everything I know about the moon and the sea) Mo14
Crow Show RWDark Moon Dancer at Artsite Gallery
the Crow Show closes today at 5pm

a true heart

Posted: August 6, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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true-hearta true heart (detail in Sweet Mary-Anne)
This morning Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth wrote such an inspiring post about the meaning of leaning, dancing in the space between what was and what is. She speaks true to her heart, generously sharing so much of her deep knowledge of cloth, weave and stitch, questioning her processes deeply with an astute and curious mind.
Today I leaned on her deep thoughts, gaining a huge insight into my own process & untied a knot that had wound tight around pricing for the Crow Show, it’s all undone and freed up with knowing if it’s not flying out for love, then what’s it all for?
singin’ “We all need someone we can lean on…”

Just Going with Jude Hill

Posted: October 27, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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3-left-over-hearts-and-letting-go-of-fear-by-Jude-Hill“Three Left Over Hearts Mended” is delighted to be reunited with “Letting Go of Fear” by Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth
Jude is such a generous artist, she shares her process of just going through all the thicks and thins of life with deep heart, incisive thought and a wry sense of humour. Terri Windling introduced me to Jude’s blog with these words back in November 2010

“Spirit Cloth is a meditation on the process of making art and of living an artist’s life — expressed sometimes through the medium of words, and sometimes by letting images, shapes, textures, colors, and qualities of sun- and moonlight tell the tale. This is a prime example of how blogging can be an art form in itself…and Jude makes it look effortless.”

Jude has developed a special space in the web of light,  a place where she just keeps going, making connections, redefining and honing her thoughts on process and stitch with keen observations and deep insight. I love how even with a hurricane blowing and no power for days and days she just stitched through it all,  saying “how all the things you dream and think about end up there somehow”. Jude bravely stitched her heart into the open with her “Letting Go of Fear” cloth whilst her mother was transitioning and passed away on the Summer Solstice in 2013.
cloth-conversation-by-Jude-HillI love the stitched open safety pin at the edge of darkness
safety-pin-by-Jude-Hillthe dot of red in the corner of the eye
integrating-the-edgeintegrating the edges working with the ways the dark speaks with the light
facing-it-by-Jude-Hillfacing it, the moon’s dark face was stitched slowly and carefully with a single strand of thread the day before her Mom passed
every inch of this cloth tells the story of how things change, it started out as “Flow”, moved into “Transition”, became a “Letting Go of Fear” & “One Thing Into Another”
I am deeply honoured to have this cloth in my life, thank you Jude!
PS many hours later it’s the Full Moon in Taurus
taking the ladder to the moon… ahroo!

The Magic Feather Project is Home

Posted: September 15, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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The Magic Feather Project by Jude HillJude Hill has made a new Home for The Magic Feather Project over at her Spirit Cloth blog
she has gathered all her posts from the past 4 years and put them in chronological order
it brings tears of joy to the heart
so grab a comfy chair and give yourself a good few days to let the amazing magic of this project pour over you
Jude has made an amazing work of art with her strong sense of vision, truth and huge heart, I am so proud to see my Arrow of Time in such good company and look forward to seeing more photos of the kids exploring this cloth over at Wendy Lovett’s place. the-arrow-of-time-inside-Homephoto of the Magic Feather Cloth by Jude Hill
she speaks so clearly about making art from the deep heart of the matter here