I think this is the first time I’ve ever just put a jigsaw puzzle back in the box!
I bought a gorgeous puzzle from Pomegranate – incredible works of art, their puzzles – and top quality. I did one at Christmastime – a puzzle of a several hundred year old painting of Druids, called Bringing in the Mistletoe.
And I’ve done others from Pomegranate ArtPiece Puzzles (they are all 1,000 pieces) – like Frank Lloyd Wright geometric designs. All very challenging, beautiful colors, smartly cut, so you really have to pay attention.
The one I just gave up on is a painting by Robert Burns, called Diana and Her Nymphs – the Goddess, 2 nymphs, and 3 beautiful cheetahs against a stylized jungle background, with monkeys, magpies and lots of green. I did the complete sort, got the edge together – and then it just sat there on the table for about 2 months. I would look at it every now and then, but never actually sat down to work on it.
I like to do puzzles when I’m thinking / musing on ideas – and sometimes when I’m on a long phone call. But this puzzle didn’t tempt me in any way at any time.
So the other day, coming home from Madisonville, I drove past King Arthur’s Court in Oakley and dashed in to look at their puzzles. They carry Ravensburger, also well made, and with lots of choices. So I picked two – Portrait of the Earth (like a globe taken apart and spread out, with all the flags of all the nations at the bottom) and Chocolate (with many kinds and types of chocolate – super yummy).
I’m already working hard on all those different oceans and islands and continents and countries, and happy as a clam. Not sure why I was so stuck on Diana, but I sure was.
I’ll pass Diana on to a puzzle-happy friend of mine. : > I know she’ll get through it!