Grandma’s Puzzle

Fred holds a red string in the shape of a 5 pointed star very close to the camera

I’ve been working up a story based on cutting the apple to reveal the 5 pointed star inside. So far the figures I have in the story are the Inuit House–playing a temporary home for a couple of mice who scurry away when the children try to pick up what they thought was an old birdhouse. Then there’s an apple figure, my invention, after the fashion of Ann Glover’s stories, and a triangular knife to prepare for the coming star. In the intro I do Osage Four Diamonds, also known as Jacob’s Ladder.

I found a wonderful painting of a grandmother doing a string figure as her hair merges with the web of stars in the sky above her, and got permission from the artist to use her image as an illustration for the blog about my stories. Many thanks to Jo Jayson for her kindness.×125

Grandmother Spider – The Weaver © Jo Jayson 2016