Close-up of a mobile made for the son of dear friends. Strung through the suminagashi letters are the letters of

his name

(in order),

hung from

an armature

of heavy


copper wire.

I’d promised  the mobile just after he was born, but only finished it when he, at six, came over to work on it with me. ...

I certainly got the best of

that deal.

©ann alaia woods 2008