Posts Tagged ‘reaching for the stars’

Lizette Campbell’s husband Peter took this beautiful photograph of the starry details on the gloves
The opening for I dream of a world where love is the answer moved the air with the power of song and love and beauty
here’s some photos that just came in from Bronwyn Berman
lots of of wondergood conversations
surprise and laughter
Fiona Dempster and Barry Smith sent these photos & will post more on their blogs tomorrow
Nanette Gilbert sent photos & a big hug from Grace in northern Californialove this photo of Dotti and Bronwyn
my brother Paul & Old Man Crow getting ready to play
I dream of a world where love is the answer
after the Hon. Dr Meredith Burgmann opened the show (photo courtesy of Artsite Galleries)
with deep gratitude to everyone who made this dream come true
namaste

PS  Fiona Dempster of Paper Ponderings, Barry Smith of Rustnstuff, and Nanette Gilbert of Stitch and Sow have written beautiful reviews of the opening with lots more photos!
PPS Sharmon Davidson has written a wonderful post for the dream on her blog

the starry gloves in place
the cloud of tulle buttoned on in a detachable and almost elegant way
Sharon People’s lace heart stitched into place forming the bridge to the cloud of tulle
pennants, oddments, cloud of tulle and starry gloves settling in
riding the wave of love
the two lines of pennants will gain height and make a gentle upward curve suspended from the light rail in the gallery
armature in situ for the photoshoot in the gallery a couple of weeks ago
getting there!
The online catalogue is sorted, just waiting for the professional photographs to be taken in the gallery on the 28th at 10am & inserted on the 1st to go live for the preview on March 2nd. The opening is on the 3rd in 4 weeks, we will take it up to the gallery to install on the 25th

my sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman advised making a  cardboard pattern to wire the starry gloves
with stainless steel tie wire
it worked!
the wires give the gloves enough support to hold the cloud of tulle & the rope lines for the pennants
time to make some more parchment stars
Magic Days!

A Starry Necklace

Posted: September 28, 2018 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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A Starry Necklace Mo 18
vintage electric blue leather over 4mm cotton rope, white linen and blue Gütermann upholstery thread, antique parchment stars stitched with linen & cotton threads stabilized with silk organza, hand carved slice of tagua (aka Palm Ivory) pentacle, glass and lapis lazuli beads
detail of tagua pentacle & parchment stars stabilized with silk organza
detail of bone bead for the fastening
on Monday I helped sand the gallery floor at Artsite with a belt sander, it was hard yakka but Madeleine is a wiz she attached an industrial vacuum cleaner to the dust extractor hose and it worked a treat!

I ran out of cane toad skins so I have been making stars from a piece of vellum parchment dated 1812
I cut each star out by hand with a no.11 scalpel blade
a sharp needle, fine vintage cotton and thick linen thread
the first stitch
holding
I use tweezers to bend each point
the antique vellum is so fine and strong it doesn’t tear at all!
nearly done
ready to go
stitched and knotted into the centre of the bound cotton rope
Cass from String Harvest sent sample lengths of Australian cotton rope in 3mm, 4mm, 5mm & 7mm
the 5mm cotton rope will work perfectly for hanging all the pennantsJudy Martin’s poem book is such an inspiration
beautifully photographed with such deep and thoughtful words
Magic Days!

it’s the Full Moon in Pisces
Celestial Times Zodiac Series © Mo Orkiszewski 1999
the binding continues

inspired by Tim Ingold’s Thinking into Making
I want to buy this book, he has a lot to say about making knots!
it’s getting there!

the armature is in the studio
with space to move around and much better light
meeting The Gathering
a balancing act
made with antique lace, linen thread and cane toad skin stars
bound with love in every knot and stitch
time stretches, the days are getting longer and Spring is just around the corner
Magic Days!