Posts Tagged ‘memory keeper’

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!

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)

Honesty Mo 21

H 14cm x W 10cm x D 1.5cm
L 62cm with handles

vintage Italian glove leather circa 1930’s
hand twined nettle string from Nepal
vintage Silkworm thread
linen thread
rotted silk
glass beads
feathers
stars of vintage parchment (1812)
sea shell

memory keeper, talisman holder, go bag for an iPhone

link to online catalogue

honestly made

Posted: November 7, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Honesty Mo 21

H 14cm x W 10cm x D 1.5cm
L 62cm with handles

vintage Italian glove leather circa 1930’s
hand twined nettle string from Nepal
vintage Silkworm thread
linen thread
rotted silk
glass beads
feathers
stars of vintage parchment (1812)
sea shell

memory keeper, talisman holder, go bag for an iPhone

Haptic Visuality

Posted: October 11, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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thinking about the sense of touch and how we see it through the shared light of our computer screens, the term Haptic Visuality has stuck in my mind over the last few weeks since reading Joy Buttress’s thesis “The Metaphorical Value of Lace in Contemporary Art: The Transformative Process of a Practice-Led Inquiry.” I had seen her work in the Love Lace exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum ten years ago
here’s a photo of Joy’s fabulous laser etched and embroidered leather gloves

This is a good distraction as Old Man Crow is in hospital under observation for the next few days getting lots of scans and tests done to see what’s going on in his stomach. He’s been quite unwell for the last 5 weeks, after a strong course of antibiotics for an evil bacteria that didn’t make him feel much better on Friday his doctor took some blood tests and after reading the results said he had better go to the hospital. I am not allowed to visit with the current Covid restrictions so am distracting myself here on the net & stitching Honesty

starting to take shape

with the two sides informing each other

and the Honesty out in the garden is starting to make new pods!

Jude Hill’s post from yesterday inspired this line
‘the holding of pattern, of thread, of the exquisite point in the hard steel of just going, in this going to where we are til we’re gone’
tonight I am just knotting thread… every knot holds a prayer

the Honesty memory keeper/talisman holder/go bag is well under way, yesterday I printed out Honesty XI from the Book of Honesty at A5 then transferred the image to drafting film

at just past the witching hour I pricked out the pattern with a sharp needle

and the reverse

was going to lace the leather into a hoop but it feels so good in the hand it needs to be stitched free

what a difference a day can make!

Honestly

Posted: October 4, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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In all Honesty I looked hard at what I have done in the last month with these gloves and they are simply not working

time to put them away to incubate in the box of things that need to be reconsidered

I have learned a lot about how gloves are made and am especially impressed with the construction of the thumb but the leather is too beautiful to waste!

this talisman for focus is a good place to recalibrate

& drawing Honesty every day

Moon and Stars Memory Keeper

Posted: April 4, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Moon and Stars Memory Keeper Mo 21
H 15cm x W 14cm
L 75cm with handle and fringe
indigo dyed silk shibori moon by Glennis Dolce
antique vellum parchment stars
linen, cotton and silk threads
lapis lazuli and glass beads
vintage blue silk and electric blue leather
ochre dyed hand twined cord from a deconstructed totem Arnhem Land 1976

I have avoided the new block editor in WordPress til now but it seems the old Classic Editor is no more…

Fly Free Fearless Spirit

Posted: August 23, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Fly Free Fearless Spirit Mo 20
you live on in our hearts
Julie Sellens
1953-2020

Fly Free Julie

Posted: August 8, 2020 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time
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Fly Away Rod Morgan © 1975
Kalang River
a tiny moonboat ready to sail away
Penny’s altar for Julie with a photo from 1983
Julie was my best friend, she was very funny, so brave, had a heart as big as Phar Lap and always spoke her mind
she passed away yesterday at 12:40 pm
Fly Free