Posts Tagged ‘Once in a Blue Moon’

a raggedy blue moon heart getting ready to be filled with rose petals, rosemary, lavender and lemon verbena
Raggedy Blue Moon Heart Mo20
H 15cm x W 13cm
indigo dyed Blue Moon from Glennis Shibori Girl stitched with indigo dyed linen thread to indigo dyed linen from Ulrike Bogdan, antique parchment stars, grape vine tendrils painted white
made with love and hope for my friend Julie who is in hospital with complications from the chemotherapy
PS Yay! next day, Julie’s home from hospital recovering well from the respiratory tract infection. The radiotherapy has helped a lot with the bone pain and she has had her first round of chemo.
Thanks for all the good vibes
Fingers crossed.

A Moon for the Blues Mo 2020
H 30cm x W 15cm
stitched with an indigo shibori moon by Glennis Dolce, vintage indigo waves cloth from Jude Hill backed with a piece of plant & earth dyed Sacred Ordinaries cloth from Marti Weisbrich  raw cotton rays, waves and edges bound with vintage cotton & indigo dyed silk threads
7 antique vellum parchment stars (circa 1812) bound with linen thread
this cloth is for a dear friend who has just been diagnosed with lung cancer
every knot and stitch was made with love and deep intent for healing
namaste

Seasons Greetings with Best Wishes for 2020!
Mo & Rod (aka Old Man Crow)

digital print of moonsong Mo19
printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin 310 gsm
mounted on Canson Edition Antique White 250 gsm paper
edged with knotted & stitched cotton string & cotton rope bound with no 18 natural linen thread

PS it’s December 19th, 2019 my iMac is giving up the ghost
to quote Captain Lawrence Oates of the Antarctic ( but not so heroically)

“I am just going outside and may be some time.”
x fingers will see you with a new confuser next year!

the silly season is upon us !
opening Sunday December 1st from 3-5
preview Saturday November 30th
gallery hours Wednesday to Sunday 11-5 til December 15th
these are my offerings
Holding the Moon Mo 19
moonsong Mo19
see you there!

I would give you the moon…

Posted: September 8, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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I would give you the moon Mo 19
19.5 x 19.5 cm
embroidered with indigo silk & a Blue Moon hand dyed by Glennis Dolce Shibori Girl
the indigo dyed sky cloth is by one of the fabulous cloth conjurors (hoping one of you will recognize it)
rough spun cotton couched with indigo dyed cotton from Ulrike Bogdan nemo ignorat
Japanese cotton knotted and stitched with pale blue vintage cotton
heart from my pennant for Jo New (RIP)
Wondering whether to stitch the title, my name & year in white into the fine linen on the back or perhaps on a moon shaped patch of the same white linen appliqued in place? There’s a layer of vintage interface sandwiched between the front and back & the piece will be mounted and framed so the title would be hidden. It has been a strange journey, raising deep questions about what I am doing and why? The slow meditative stitching on this piece became a sort of self soothing behaviour like purring, 21st C busy work in these anxious times…

stitching
with the blue of longing
Blue Moons I & II were hand dyed by Glennis Dolce Shibori Girl
they are taking me into their stories stitch by stitch
Terri Windling of Myth & Moor posted this wonderful quote hidden in one of her photographs here
“I find it so difficult to talk about what I do. There are those who are unnervingly articulate about what they’re doing and how they’re doing it….I am not particularly articulate, unnervingly or otherwise. I do believe there is, in fact, a mystery to the whole enterprise that one dares to investigate at peril. The story knows itself better than the writer does at some point, knows what’s being said before the writer figures out how to say it. There’s a word in German, Sehnsucht. No English equivalent, which is often the case. It means the longing for something that cannot be expressed, or inconsolable longing. There’s a word in Welsh, hwyl, for which we also have no match. Again, it is longing, a longing of the spirit.”

Holding the Moon Mo 19
vintage electric blue leather over acid free bookbinders board, egg shell mosaic & black papier maché moons, antique parchment (circa 1812) scalpel cut stars stitched with white linen thread, vintage blue silk lining, egg shell mosaic covering a macadamia nut moon seed, moon ladder made with grape vine tendrils, white paint & linen thread
H 6cm x W 6cm x D 6cm
last night my wonderful sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman saved the day when she questioned why I would show this work without letting the viewer see inside the box. I had tried putting the tiny moon ladder inside the box earlier in the day but it just cluttered the space, shifting my focus to outside the box did the trick. This week Jude Hill had discussed how framing and context can change as the work progresses, ain’t that the truth, I was so intent on thinking inside the square I couldn’t see the way out, it’s so good to have artist friends!
the ladder at rest on the lid
the view from above with the ladder holding the lid open
outside on a sunny day to give a sense of scale
a safe place for the moon to incubate dreams
PS a few days later Liz suggested letting the moon out to enjoy the view
that was fun but feels better nestled safely in its box