Posts Tagged ‘talismans’

A Talisman of Love for our beautiful broken world by Nanette Gilbert
hand felted, embroidered and beaded with a shisha mirror for protection
1.5cm W
Aboriginal symbol for meeting place embroidered on the back
inside are Nanette’s words written on elephant dung paper & bound with a fine purple thread
Nanette and I had a good yarn yesterday over a cup of tea
so special to get to meet in real life!
namaste

Barry Smith sent all 8 of his Talismans of Love for our Beautiful Broken World!
a few weeks ago Barry wrote about making these talismans over on his blog and they blew me away, now that they have arrived I am even more blown away in real life! Old Man Crow reckons the one with the beads embedded is like finding a treasure in an archaeological dig, like a future foretold fulfilling the dream – Love Is The Answer!
and talking of good magic
we went to Barangaroo Reserve to participate in the 4000 Fish project for Australia’s Invasion Day
to symbolically return 4000 fish to Sydney Harbour
“For the artwork, Emily McDaniel brought together the talents of four Indigenous artists who created visual, audio and sculptural elements responding to the story of the fisherwomen. 
Visitors to the site at Nawi Cove have been invited to scoop water from the harbour and create fish-shaped ice sculptures using cast moulds.
Once frozen, the ice fish are then placed on a large canoe moored at the end of a pontoon.
The warmth of a flame and the setting sun melts them, symbolising their return to the waters of Warrane (Sydney Harbour).”
carrying the cast fish back to the canoe
a way of giving back
a beautiful ceremony of healing for our beautiful broken world
deep magic is afoot
on so many levels

Tina Zaffiro’s Talisman of Love for our Beautiful Broken World
and a crow eye glasses case she made just for me!
(((Tina))) you are a treasure
namaste

The Solstice

Posted: December 22, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul
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Honesty Mo17
may you have a suitably Silly Season, a magic Solstice & wonder-filled New Year!
Let it go by Michael LeunigMichael Leunig is a national treasure, his cartoons have kept me almost sane for nearly 50 years!

“The Gathering”
Gathering through the web are a community of stitchers like me, deep listening women from around the earth making strong threads singing
‘I dream of a world where love is the answer”
The rusted steel dress form fit through the front door, the branch is the right size, the wok resting on the legs inside the body of the form is the mold for the egg shell vessel that the branch will grow out of
now that all the pieces are in the house I will draw it to scale and start working!
Liz Ackert’s pennant is here, Dee Mallon’s is on it’s way and Judy Lemezis has sent the first talisman of love for our beautiful broken world
2018 will fly!
Gathering the Dreams
I want to write a better statement & rebuild this blog over the holiday break to clarify where this work is going and to honour everyone who has gathered for love of our beautiful broken world
I raise a glass to toast all you brilliant women
magic is afoot!

the healing magic of stitch

Posted: December 16, 2017 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time
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On Monday our dear friend Penny who is a nurse and the most caring & compassionate woman I have ever met had a football sized tumour removed from her ovaries as well as a full hysterectomy and laparotomy, she sent this photo yesterday looking so well! When I heard the news that she was going into hospital I stitched a prayer into every one of those 300 little red x’s for her crow nightie/dress made out of an XXL Old Man Crow t-shirt, so happy to hear this good news!
then I received news that another dear friend Eliene who has the biggest & most caring heart is having some deep seated trouble with her lungs, so I sent her Moon Unit I via Express Post, should arrive Monday before the bronchoscopy on Tuesday
May you be well (((Eliene)))
May you breathe with ease
namaste

Judy Lemezis sent  a talisman of love for our beautiful broken world
with a card of blessings for the dream & inside a beautiful hand made envelope
containing a tiny handmade book!
(((Judy))) thank you for these beautiful words wrapped in love
namaste
you can see more of Judy’s work on her website