TalKinG wiTh CroWs . . .

In the early summer I created a little masked crow series called “The Covid Crows”

Masks have become such a symbol of this time, something we now make or buy as fabric of life outside our homes.

These crows have masks over their eyes, not over their beaks like we humans … a bit of humor on the altering of the face or hiding of one’s person behind these masks we now use for protection from the airborne virus.

These little birds have inspired two projects.

First inspiration was a small weekly workshop in my home called “Talking with Crow” something I am now in the midst of developing into an on line workshop to launch early in 2021 …

Teaching is one of my sources of joy. I enjoyed the pleasure of “in person” learning again and recognized its value especially now, when this privilege is so tentative. Being able to access creativity is an antidote to the feelings of isolation and loss we can experience these days.

This group will continue to play and work together using my class as a jumping off point. It was very special to be part of their plan.

In organizing the teaching sessions, an idea to design and create “kits” that could travel from my workshop to yours took form. CREATIVE ART PROJECTS was born and I identified with it as a kind of ” s h e l t e r ” from the storm.

I have at last put the final touches on these first kits. It has been an intense labor of love and I am proud of the many tiny details … the silly striped stockings I made to save the stress of sewing something so tiny, the eyes for the masks, the conditioning and rolling of the clay for the cut outs, the hand written instruction booklet, the doodle that became the cover illustration, the hand binding of threads which hold the booklets together …

This is a new adventure for me, a way to bring a little pleasure into your mailbox and artspace, one I hope can help with the long winter ahead of us while we wait and hope for a safer world.

I PRESENT FOR YOU :

THE COVID CROWS OF NOVA SCOTIA :

OPTION ONE : The Complete Kit : $75.00

The complete kit contains : handmade instruction booklet, pattern sheet, cloth, wire, stuffing, pins, prepared polymer clay, pre-made stockings, pre-made eyes for the mask, pre-drilled birch base.

EXTRA TOUCH : Tutorial video link.

OPTION 2 : The Pattern and Instruction Kit : $28.00

This package contains the handmade instruction booklet and the pattern page. You are the gatherer/maker for this option.

OPTION 3 : A One of a Kind Crow : $150.00 – 195.00

This option is indeed one of my crows! Choose the one you would like from the individual pieces shown below … new crows will be added as I make them …

OPTION 4 : TALKING WITH CROW Series pieces : approx $350. – 395.

A crow and a figure, an ongoing conversation … they will be added here as I make them …

I am going to update my now ‘antique’ website (haha) it still says … opening a gallery soon … but this is an intense amount of work and will be my winter project… BUT if you want to purchase from this blog, simply email me at katechurch.ns@gmail.com and we will work out the details.

TRA LAH and a very good evening to all ….

~ by kate church on November 26, 2020.

One Response to “TalKinG wiTh CroWs . . .”

  1. Dear Kate,
    your crows are wonderful!
    How and where does one go about buying the instructions?
    Very best regards,
    Catarina in Stockholm, Sweden

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