Posts Tagged ‘magic’

yesterday Cathy and I walked to the headwaters of Bridal Veil Falls to scatter Rod’s ashes

ancient stone along the track to the falls

Cathy scattering an envelope of Rod’s ashes

the headwaters of the falls

go all the way down to the Blue Gum Forest

Blue Gum Forest

the Grose Valley

dragonfly leading the way

I’ve been living on Cloud 9 both metaphorically and atmospherically
love the way the mist softens and mystifies the edges.

Yesterday was just getting the last bits sorted, ordered potting mix from the hardware store at 4am, it was delivered by midday & the sun came out long enough to take lots of photos of everything looking so clean and tidy, it will never be this neat again!

guard dragon near the frog pond

each treasure falling into place like the last pieces of a jigsaw puzzle

hallway leading out to the back deck

Old Man Crow memento mori

hippie lounge that doubles as a guest bedroom, scored 2 single bed electric blankets on sale yesterday, they’ll make it a lot cosier for winter

studio with leather airing and stitching the long cloth of grieving

studio shelves

pinning up the annual moon planting guide is a tradition, old hippies in Oz will remember this calendar on the dunny door in almost every share house back in the 70’s

moon and stars enjoying the bird bath

the dream mandala has found its spot in the garden

owl rock on old bollard

potting mix for all the pots and troughs ready to be filled with lots of perennials, bulbs and annual colour with the upcoming full moon. The garden is low maintenance with established natives, just needs a bit of tidying up and mowing

brand new Flymo push mower that I picked up yesterday from the local hardware.
Feel like a cat with 9 lives landing on my feet once again!

after 13 & 1/2 years I said goodbye and thank you for the best years of my life at no 8 a week ago

Terry the owner operator of Blue Ribbon Removals took such good care moving everything, it was a treat not having to do the lug for the first time in my life!

come on in and have a look around

the fireplace doesn’t work in the lounge room but the reverse cycle air conditioning is wonderful, makes the house warm and cosy in a matter of minutes

bedroom coming together, have ordered more reproduction Deco brass picture rail hooks

the curtain rails work for hanging the more sculptural pieces

the music room has become a library & memento mori for Old Man Crow, just needs a big old easy chair

everything is falling into place, opening each box of stuff is like xmas!

‘A Matter of Time’ by crow woman extraordinaire Glenda Fell Jones and the shelves in the hallway filling up

what were my work table and shelves in the studio at no 8 are now in the dining room

this is such a great kitchen, the wood stove doesn’t work but the gas one is brilliant, the clicky things work for all the burners so I don’t have to find matches!

office space all set up and connected to the internet in the smallest room in the house

the separate studio

with so much space!

and even more shelving for storage

more boxes to unpack

& more boxes out in the garden shed
should be all settled by this time next week
time to go for a bushwalk today as soon as the sun comes up!

Fairfarren catalogue

Posted: April 3, 2022 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Fairfarren was a good send off for Rod & portal for whatever will happen next.
For any enquiries please contact Artsite Contemporary

letting go with the Autumn Equinox marking 62 days since Old Man Crow left the stage

stitching this beautiful blue moon and red silk from Glennis Dolce Shibori Girl aka the Queen of the Moon Makers to make a memory keeper bag to hold all the cards and good wishes people have sent for Old Man Crow’s passing

at Newtown Station on my way to look at this cottage in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains
that x fingers, eyes and toes may be my new home!

missed out but no worries, the next one will be just right!

This arvo Barry Ferrier aka Doctor Baz will open the show at 4pm playing a selection of Old Man Crow’s songs with backing by Pierre Luniere on bass & John Kaldor on pedal steel
See you there!
Artsite Contemporary


Posted: February 26, 2022 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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my magical man

Posted: January 29, 2022 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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a friend just sent this photo of Roderick from back in about 1976 at Julie’s place in Nimbin
Missing my magical man so much but as Oscar Wilde said “They were built out of music and so not built at all and therefore built forever”
The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow
listen to all 4 CDS on YouTube
& videos at rodshedmusic

Vale Roderick Wyn Morgan aka Old Man Crow

The cremation is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 7:30am Tuesday January 25th
I will make little bundles of Rod’s ashes to be scattered in the gardens we have known over the years
fly free magical man
carry my heart to the stars

Summer Dream with Moon Ladder

Posted: December 27, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Summer Dream with Moon Ladder Mo 21
H 19cm W 17cm
shibori dyed Moonfire by Glennis Dolce of Shibori Girl Studios
embroidered with silk, cotton and linen threads
glass, turquoise and coral beads
boar bristles
antique parchment star (1812)
backed with silk & vintage blue leather
bound with hand twined string from Arnhem Land (1976)
moon ladder – bangalow palm inflorescence, bone white paint, linen thread
(needs to be mounted in a deep box frame with museum quality glass)