Grandma’s Puzzle

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

2 thoughts on “Grandma’s Puzzle

  • February 23, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Hi Fred,
    i heard your question at the portal but found no direct way to get in contact with you. So i try this way to get in contact as i did not find a contact address on your website. I’m Carsten from germany and i teach since years digital arts and photography direct in the classroom of our university and also online. So I’m some sort of early adaptor of the only world and had to go through some tough learnings with teaching online so that my contents resonate with the students. Also i have own kids in different ages that are good critiques to my teaching and that improved also some things i had to learn. I absolutely understand your frustration and also the hint you got from the Z’s. If you are interested we might get in contact so you could perhaps tell me what needs you have and if i perhaps can help you on your path. You will find my email address in this post. Have a sunny day! Regards Carsten

    • March 10, 2021 at 12:44 am

      Thanks, Carsten. So glad we could connect on Zoom. Looking forward to more string story sessions…


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