Mr. Z’s Sugar Maples

update: Finished! Whew. I will admit that I enjoyed the last third, which went quickly, the best. This puzzle (from Hoefnagel) is kicking my ass, a little, which I wasn’t quite expecting. Although maybe I should have, given the artwork! There’s some color line cutting, but I’m not sure that’s it — it’s the artwork […]
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Puzzlapy Double Double

Such a pleasure to feel …
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3 Cat Max, Dragonfly

Very pretty dragonfly, by 3 Cat Max.
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Maridale Cottages by the Sea

Another puzzle by way of Hoefnagel, from Maridale Products (https://www.maridale.com/) in Pleasanton, California. Thin, mostly interlocking pieces, with a number of large oceanic whimsies. Seems more or less appropriate for this ocean-side landscape, but I was browsing Rebecca T’s puzzle blog for Maridale, and see the same set of whimsies on several different puzzles. Rebecca […]
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Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer, Puzzle Michele Wilson

So, thanks to Hoefnagel, I finally got to try to a Puzzle Michèle Wilson. The puzzle pieces are thin, and the puzzle itself was 80 pieces, and quite small. The frame is basically interlocking, and the interior of the puzzle is mostly push-fit, some color-line cutting. Cutely, the box is labeled as “puzzle mystère” (that […]
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Hoefnagel Heart, Chestnut & Hemlock

A second puzzle by Terra Rodgers (Chestnut & Hemlock), in a Hoefnagel pack; this one is called “Hoefnagel Heart” and is based on the art of Joris Hoefnagel. Like the bunny puzzle just before this one, it has a regular, irregular edge — cleverly inserting each end of a bowed figure into half of a […]
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Feeding the Bunnies, Chestnut & Hemlock

A beautifully cut puzzle from Terra Rodgers, Chestnut & Hemlock — “Feeding the Bunnies”, a 1918 work by Helen Hyde (1868-1918).
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Magic Forest by Corgi

I found this “Magic Forest” (art by Frank Champine) puzzle by “Corgi” at PuzzleHouse.com, and as it was lovely tree art, I went for it. 500 pieces, 13″x19″. A colorful water color painting of a forest with trees reflecting in the river. The original art for these Corgi puzzles is printed on acid free 80# […]
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Whooo Goes There by CuriousTiger from Nautilus

Ash and I enjoyed this small owl art puzzle from Nautilus — such a pretty image! “Whooo Goes There” by “CuriousTiger”. I looked for CuriousTiger at DeviantArt, Etsy … could not find one that seems definitively like the right artist. Google Image linked to a site called “Alamy”, which has this image under the name […]
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Puzzlapy, Cats in Paris

“Cats in Paris“, the 120-piece version, by Puzzlapy aka Isabelle Rouillard. The artist is Isy Ochoa. – and browsing her website, I learned that she did a picture book about Rosa Bonheur! I loved this puzzle, and the cuts! Some beautiful color line cutting of the cats, and the little bird, and the Tour Eiffel. […]
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Cat Doodle, Anthology Puzzles

Cat Doodle by Anthology Puzzles …
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Ryoko Meditating Skeleton by Artifact

“Meditating Skeleton” by Ryoko, from Artifact. Super fun! I really liked the irregular border. The base puzzle shape was a skull, with little heart-shaped bone socket connectors. I’ve had this puzzle since April 2022, and just hadn’t gotten around to it, but I’m so glad I finally did. The back makes me think very much […]
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Mondrian, Composition with Grid 2 (1915), Artifact

This 153 piece Artifact puzzle is, unsurprisingly, a lot harder than the number of pieces would suggest. Mondrian‘s “Composition with Grid 2” is basically about 80 rectangles in various shades of blue-grey and brown-grey, over the eponymous blue grid … I really liked it. … The Artifact description calls this “calming blue”. If you look […]
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Birches in Bits, Leanne Poellinger

“Birches in Bits” by Leanne Poellinger, from Anthology Puzzles – 83 pieces, 4.5 x 5.7″.
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Mayan Calendar

Mayan Calendar from Adawoo Puzzle, via Etsy. I paid too much for this … it is the quite thin, direct-printed, shaped, laser-cut style that we see so much of for as low as $5 … That said, it was a fun challenge, solved mostly by shape but sometimes with color / pattern as a guide. […]
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