I give up. I simply cannot take a good photo of this; it is impossible. no, really. three other people have tried besides me, and not to sound ungrateful or anything, but they didn't do much better.
so trust me on this one. this mobile is adorable. yet not cute. it's got a kind of quiet sophistication about it so a real-life grown up (or someone pretending to be) can hang it in their house without being fodder for mocking. no really, it's hanging in our house right now, and the dog never mocks us over it.
anyway, mobiles are something different for me. and now I CAN'T STOP looking at them. I have pulled all sorts of inspiration pictures and ideas though I really have maybe one okay place to put one, and chris has some sort of weird aversion to them that I have never really understood. anyway, expect more mobiles. different ones too, though I really need to source hanging devices...
this one features all the favorite woodland animals from the tiles: moose, bear, fox, snail and squirrel. it's got NO GLAZE on it. just iron oxide, which brings out the faux wood grain on the animals. I saved the *glaze* for the real wood parts. (*oil, actually.) the "sticks" are oak (thank you, mike berg).
hand-made and not signed because I couldn't figure out where to sign it. 2011.
chris and I arguing about how high to hang it at the show:
close up so you can see the wood details on the animals:
the last attempt to get a full shot of it while it hangs at home: