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it’s 3AM… again

Posted: December 4, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music
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Old Man Crow’s new song on this wild full moon night at 3am… again

“Sea & Sand” scarf by Erin Daniels at Clovelley beach here in Sydney!
around the headland into Gordon’s Bay
to a magic cave
but it has changed!
the sandstone ledge that sheltered this magic spot sheared off
Randwick City Council cut the sandstone from the collapsed ledge to build the pillars
Old Man Crow & I have held many solstice ceremonies here to thank the spirits of place …
Crow Feather Giveaway for my magic friend Chester‘s 70th

Lapis Lazuli Mo 17
a talisman for dreams in the fourth hour of the night
L 20cm x W 3.5cm
vintage Lapis Lazuli from Grace of Windthread, vintage Carnelian, brass, nickel silver, glass & ceramic beads, bat claws, knotted waxed linen and silk thread
Lapis Lazuli is the colour of the fourth hour of the night
Bat claws for night vision
Carnelian for holding

Louise Watson’s pennant  is Mending the Sky
for the pennant project
“I dream of a world where love is the answer”
Louise kindly gave permission to share these photos and words from her blog
“The blue sky behind gave me an idea. I have ironed and backed it with blue fabric and intend to make a feature of the holes. The sunshine brightened the fabric. I think it will be called Mending the Sky. I have an idea of birds in flight and darning stitches.”
photos and words courtesy of Louise Watson in England
these pennants are gathering our hopes and dreams
making strong threads to mend our beautiful broken world stitch by stitch
thank you Louise and everyone who has come onboard
Magic Days!

papier maché moon sanded & trimmed to size W 29cm H 5cm
Once in a Blue Moon tacked down
stretched but the edge of the stitched moon needs work to even up the circumference
have broken 5 needles this morning but getting there, have started making the papier maché mold for the base
making Moon Unit I and Moon Unit II taught me so much

Moon Unit I resting at the Xroads altar cloth by Grace of Windthread
I needed to finish this moon test to release it for the Full Moon by stitching tiny black glass beads into the piping ’round the edge to help balance the two sides of the moon… it may well have been better left alone but I had to give it a go!
from the side
the spiral dark side of the moon
now it’s time to move onto Moon Unit II in preparation for finishing Once in a Blue Moon


Moon-Test-1-Mo17Moon Test 1 Mo17
H 5cm W 10cm
electric blue suede, vintage thread, Abaca paper, blue silk cord, blue piping, vintage starry cloth from Nancy of Pomegranate Trail, grape vine tendrils, 1.5mm & 2mm black leather cord, beads, Lapis Lazuli
side view
dark side of the moon stitched with Gütermann black linen thread
it’s a bit wonky but I learned a lot!
suede doesn’t like paste
the edge of the papier maché mold needs to be reinforced
the decorative piping is a bit too trizzy
Moon Test 2 will resolve more issues before working these ideas into Once in a Blue Moon
“I dream of a world where love is the answer” rough scale drawing
it will be app 10-12 foot high & wide
the 44 pennants cut out of the vintage wedding dress have flown out all around the world
to be filled with good vibes, hopes and dreams and returned by December 2018
will wait to begin making the dreaming tree and moon boat until this time next year as I will need to arrange my studio space to fit it in & make it narrow enough to fit out the front door when it’s ready to go, will start waxing the rusted steel dress form at the gallery soon
with deep gratitude to the wonderful circle of cloth conjurors for the encouragement & good vibes, magic is afoot!