Posts Tagged ‘talismans’

AnimismS is on til Sunday at Mothership Studios
12-3pm
18-22 Sydney Street, Marrickville

Inner West Power Fetishes by Gabrielle Bates
(the Bone Broom on the right hand side is mine when the show closes!)
photos courtesy of Gabrielle Bates & Mothership Studios

stitching the “enchanting nothingness” of blue as Goethe called it round and round, ’The power of profound meaning is blue’, said Kandinsky, ‘blue in concentric motion’
from ‘An Anthropology of Turquoise’ by Ellen Meloy
it’s starting to look like the sketch for The Dream!

Gab Bates Tree Shrining for the Inner West Open Studio Trail
Gab makes good magic!
Spirit Painting, Tree Amulets and Bone Brooms in her studio
mysterious sigils on the fridge
had lots of fun with Gab & Zio unfurling the bunting for the Tree Shrining
photo courtesy of Gab Bates
you can see more of Gab’s photos on Facebook and her website

 

Jane Stapleford’s magical talismanic pennant arrived for the Full Moon
& is enjoying getting to know Liz Ackert & Dee Mallon’s pennants
along with her Selkie Man card
the detail!
Jane makes such good magic!
a card of her painting “Selkie Man MMX”
I look forward to catching up at the annual Designers on Show!
Jane is a huge inspiration, she paints like a dream with such impeccable spirit
here’s some pics from past exhibitions
“The Curator of the Museum at the End of Time” by Jane Stapleford
“Just Ask Alice” by Jane Stapleford
“The Owl and the Pussycat” by Jane Stapleford
“Tiny Otherworld Artifact Collector 1” by Jane Stapleford
“Tiny Otherworld Artifact Collector 2” by Jane Stapleford
“Wood Woven Creatures” by Jane Stapleford
“Enchanted” by Jane Stapleford
“Dance me to the end of Love” by Jane Stapleford
Jane is such a treasure I look forward to seeing her soon!
namaste

click this link to to see the The Gathering so far

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