Posts Tagged ‘River of Moons’

The River of Moons is moving along with more stars and backing with more velvet

a balancing act dancing one step forward two steps back

more parchment stars !

Rod got out of hospital on Wednesday afternoon, the partial knee replacement went very well. He has been able to walk up and down all the stairs here from the minute he got home with the help of a walking stick and can even walk across the room without it already. He is pain free for the first time in years!
Getting to the pub is still a way off so I bought him a 6 pack of beer to enjoy on the upstairs verandah when the sun goes over the yardarm.
Magic Days!
thanks to everyone for all the good vibes!

Eclipse of the Moon (go with the flow)

Posted: May 27, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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The Eclipse of the Moon was visible but didn’t take any decent photos, just stitching away on the
River of Moons (go with the flow)

added three more stars to the first moon and started backing the river with indigo dyed silk velvet from
Jacinta of Spiral Dyed

the silk velvet is giving the river more body and flow

thread beads and x’s hold the cloths together

The March Full Moon needed some old rotted silk to soften the surface

the last three moons edged and laddered

I started this cloth back in August last year when my best friend Julie passed away from brain cancer, she visited in a dream on the weekend which was so good, very affirming, she taught me how to make Tiffany lampshades for pin money when we were young hippies in Nimbin in 1976.  I will finish it on the anniversary of her passing, am not sure what it is… thought it was going to be an accordion book, then thought it could be a section of stream for sale remembered from Richard Brautigan’s “Trout Fishing in America”

Stacked over against the wall were the waterfalls. There were about a dozen of them, ranging from a drop of a few feet to a drop of ten or fifteen feet.
There was one waterfall that was over sixty feet long. There were tags on the pieces of the big falls describing the correct order for putting the falls back together again.
The waterfalls all had price tags on them. They were more expensive than the stream. The waterfalls were selling for $19.00 a foot.
I went into another room where there were piles of sweet-smelling lumber, glowing a soft yellow from a different color skylight above the lumber. In the shadows of the edge of the room under the sloping roof of the building were many sinks and urinals covered with dust, and there was also another waterfall about seventeen feet long, lying there in two lengths and already beginning to gather dust.
I had seen all I wanted of the waterfalls, and now I was very curious about the trout stream, so I followed the salesman’s directions and ended up outside the building.
O I had never in my life seen anything like that trout stream. It was stacked in piles of various lengths: ten, fifteen, twenty feet, etc. There was one pile of hundred-foot lengths. There was also a box of scraps. The scraps were in odd sizes, ranging from six inches to a couple of feet. 
There was a loudspeaker on the side of the building and soft music was coming out. It was a cloudy day and seagulls were circling high overhead.”

(The wonder of this 21st C world, no longer do we have to rely on memory, we can read it again in the blink of an eye! )
Anywho, all these decisions about what this cloth is and where it will go are for when it’s all said and done… for now I’m loving backing it in the silk velvet, it feels so delicious that maybe it’s just for me to share with the close friends who knew Julie well to hold in memory and evoke the good times! How indulgent is that?

with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

Full Moon in Scorpio

Posted: April 27, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Full Moon in Scorpio

Scorpio Mo 1999

River of Moons (go with the flow) Mo 20-21 in process

making more stars
with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

River of Moons (go with the flow) Mo 20-21 in process
scanned this month for clarity
the next 4 moons will be on this one patch by Ulrike Bogdan
so I started a new moon cycle through the seasons
with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill
Autumn Moon (Honesty) in process Mo 21
indigo dyed silk moon and cloth from Jude Hill
whisper silk organza from Beautiful Silks
boar bristles , rotted silk, Silkworm vintage cotton from Margaret Johnson & indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce

River of Moons (Go With the Flow) February 21
a year of stitching with the moon in process
February Dark Moon 21
January 21
December 20
November 20
October 20
September 20
August 20

with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

Go with the Flow… Full Moon Ahroo!

Posted: January 29, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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River of Moons (Go With the Flow) January 21
love the springiness in the boar bristles of the moon ladders
how each moon informs the next
all the moons are basted down and the edge is settling in
the moons so far
with gratitude to the indigo queens, Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill
a moon moth visiting Glen Skien’s Mytho Poetic Crow

moon ladders made with boar bristles and linen thread for the River of Moons
a little escapism
making sense of the flow
with a different perspective
my favourite so far
all 13 moons are basted down now ready to go with the flow between now and August
with gratitude to Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

Dancing in the Moonlight

Posted: December 30, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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the Queen of the Night dancing in the moonlight
and the summer rain
in full flight for this Full Moon night
the river of moons starting to gather shape
with more stitching
a balancing act
touching the edge of the New Moon for January next year, have a good one!

with gratitude to Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

Go with the flow… a river of moons marking time…  WIP Mo20
at each New Moon I stitch in the next moon in this year of marking time
there’s a rhythm rolling back and forth with each new moon turning the story
here’s a link to the WIP widdershins

with gratitude to Glennis Shibori Girl, Ulrike Bogdan and Jude Hill

Dark Moon in Scorpio

Posted: November 15, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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River of Moons (go with the flow) in process
indigo dyed moons by Glennis Dolce & Jude Hill, indigo dyed river cloth by Ulrike Bogdan
small changes are made along the way as each new moon is added on the dark moon
a balancing act
this two moon cloth from Jude celebrates the Blue Moon happening this month here in Australia (it was last month on the other side of the world)
the new moon stitched down this morning changes the balance
as I will be working on this piece for the full cycle of the year it will undoubtedly get a bit grubby & can’t wash those antique vellum stars on the first panel… perhaps selective steam cleaning and then damp stretching when it’s all said and done or cutting it up and then putting it back together…
enjoying sketching the Honesty observing how the pods form
will try a watercolour sketch later today
the hoya is flowering with Fiona and Barry’s weathergrams for Peace
watch this beautiful video introducing their Deckle Edge Press
astounding storm light this week just after our annual house inspection by the real estate agent, we love our crumbling old lady of a house but look forward to moving to the Blue Mountains around the middle of next year x fingers!