Posts Tagged ‘magic’

this morning I finished embroidering Grace of Windthread’s beautiful one line poem for the Full Moon
“We are burning Karma and it smells like incense…”
tonight I will stitch grape vine tendrils to the ends of the steel twigs
vintage silk ribbon stitched with indigo and pomegranate dyed silk from Glennis Dolce
inktense coloured pencil with red silk
this morning I edged it with ochre stained hand plied plant fibre string from a Yam Totem Arnhem Land 1976
to honour our beautiful muse Ariel P Cat 1999-2017PS grape vine tendrils inserted into the ends of the steel twigs, wrapped in eelskin, stitched with black linen thread & black glass beads
photo taken with a flash at dawn as the weather is overcast today

Lotus light

Posted: May 7, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Lotus light (Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens) Mo17
Lotus light (detail) Mo17

The chicken and the egg Mo17
H 11cm x W 10.5cm
egg shell & chicken leg leather over bookbinder’s board, wishbone, waxed linen thread, vintage glass beads
inside the covers
back cover
outside & inside
this was a lot of fun to make, inspired by the English bookbinder Mark Cockram’s videos about making an eggshell cover back in January and the chicken leg leather was just waiting for the right book for a few years!

honouring with Honesty

Posted: April 27, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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the Honesty seeds planted on the 11th of April are sprouting on Ariel’s grave
three tiny seedlings emerging
Honesty seedlings sown on the Equinox


Posted: February 11, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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honesty-revealed-17the tender inside of Honesty revealed
honesty-seed-sheathsthe outer sheaths and seeds
honesty-podthe inner membrane
honesty-framed-but-not-mo-17I had a go at making a free standing frame with two stems of Honesty, some white paint, thread, grape vine tendrils & stone for stability but sadly it diminished the work
honesty-mo16Honesty Mo 16
back to the drawing board to rethink the framing on this wild Full Moon forecast to be the hottest February day ever!

a shy Full Moon

Posted: September 18, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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full-moon-september-16a shy Full Moon
feeling fragile at this midpoint in the Crow Show
it’s a roller coaster of a ride and the good vibes far outweigh the sad ones
as Don DeLillo said in “Great Jones St” (1973)
“Be naked at the moment of delivery”

crow-show-window-at-Artsite Madeleine has worked her magic and turned the last 5 years work into a proper job!
Crow-Show-previewThe Dark Moon Dancer greeting Richard Whitfield at the preview
Crow-Show-preview-2“I love sitting my own shows and talking about the work,  it seems to perform the function of grounding the work in the world, providing a bridge between the artist and viewer and allowing for a safe letting go of the work into the world.  The work ripens in the conversation, comes to full bloom in the clean space of the gallery. The journey can be seen and understood in it’s fullness before it breaks again.”
thanks for these wise words Bronwyn Berman
Richard Whitfieldpromise to take more photos and get some video footage at the launch this arvo
Let the Good Times Roll!