Posts Tagged ‘talismans’

Yesterday I posted this feathered felted sea urchin pod with a powerful obsidian and an antique parchment star to a dear friend diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer late last year to help with the surgery next month and follow up radiant rays
the obsidian was given to me by a crystal healer back in 2005 for deep spirit healing, love how it fit so purrfectly into the pod
namaste

My best friend Julie sent her feather talisman by post with no tracking on January 7th from just 5 hours up the coast, it’s languishing somewhere between here and there so this is a call out for lots of white light beamed in to get it here safe and sound! namaste

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

Old Man Crow gave me this beautiful Third Eye by Penel Bigg of Fire Bird Beads for xmas
which I broke on New Year’s Eve
and mended with a bat claw, eel skin leather, waxed black linen & blue upholstery threads
2 lampworked beads by Kathy Dorfer, lapis lazuli and blue glass beads
over the summer break I collated the online catalogue for the dream, there’s 172 pages with a double page spread for each contribution, here’s a screenshot of what the info and title pages look like so far
will photograph all the pennants and talismans with a good digital SLR on a tripod in the white space of Artsite Galleries on January 15th & 16th (this will also give me a trial run for getting the dream armature with the blue branch carefully out the front door) the gallery is just a two minute walk away so Old Man Crow and I will carry it up there and pray for a sunny day!
Yesterday was hot with a light breeze, perfect for airing the tulle train of the old wedding dress
and started working out how to attach the train to the dream, it will need to be discreetly detachable for ease of transport
the lace heart by Sharon Peoples makes a beautiful bridge between the armature and the cloud of tulle
just loosely knotted in place for now but it’s getting there
Today I will start wiring Reaching for the Stars to hold up the cloud and rope lines for the pennants
here’s the rough sketches from July 2017
September 2017
March 2018
and now it’s just making itself
Magic Days!

a dear friend rang yesterday with the news that she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer back in October, she’s had 2 months of weekly doses of chemo with another 2 months of chemo once every 3 weeks until early February when her breast will be removed surgically followed by the radiant rays.
I cut out a tiny heart from the piece of the 1895 pink kid leather Jane Milliken sent with her talisman stitched with her fine madder and indigo dyed thread and two budgerigar feathers
then filled this little sea urchin pod I stitched earlier in the year with a pink galah feather, a sprig of lavender, Cecil Brunner rosebud, Honesty seed and a Cat’s Eye shell for her to hold onto and ordered a copy of You Can Conquer Cancer by Ian Gawler, a spirit wise book that helped me 14 years ago with getting through the treatment for throat cancer.
White Light and Lots of Love
Be Strong my beautiful inspiring friend, we need you on the planet!
namaste

Glenda Chamberlain’s pennant flew in from Florida with this beautiful note
packaged with care and deep magic
settling in with the gathering
rust dyed, frayed, layered, stitched and beaded with a mandala and talismans for love, laughter, hope and balance
from the other side
beautiful beading and fringe
balance
feathered tail
such beautiful colours!
Glenda’s feather talisman with this collection of larger talismans that will fit in the tulle cloud
love the harmonics that are happening
‘Messenger’ by Mary Oliver
the gathering for the dream is growing with such beauty and love
namaste
Magic Days!

Jane Milliken’s talisman arrived todaywith this beautiful letter
the reveal
in Jane’s words
“My talisman takes the form of a drum. The heart is a tightly rolled hand dyed persimmon kimono silk, evenly & finely stitched 2 stitches per mm into a cylinder, over which a skin of ivory kimono silk is also stitched, infusing the words of old man crow as I worked the needle. Carefully mapping a fragile strip of mid Georgian period linen, mid 1700’s, it feels so gloriously soft and delicate, wrapping our world with love. A needlewoven series of madder pink detached buttonhole twisted bars attaches it all to the 1/2″ koala knuckle bone as a hanger. Allowing the soft frays of the linen to curve inwards to encase the curved drum. As I stitched I noticed a fine tracery a single line of block printed madder almost invisible but there. A thread of hope. The button is from an 1895 pink kid leather glove, so gorgeously soft also, I wrapped the whole piece in a little bundle of it… Filled with hope & love for our world.”
“a single  line of blockprinted madder almost invisible but there”
“A needlewoven series of madder pink detached buttonhole twisted bars attaches it all to the 1/2″ koala knucklebone as a hanger”
“I know a world where love is the answer”
settling in with the gathering
“Love really is the answer.”
Magic Days
namaste