DaVici mini puzzle assortment

Via Hoefnagel, a double pack of multiple mini puzzles. There were 6 DaVici mini puzzles: two shaped blue cats, and three “scenes” (there’s a second copy of one of them, for a total of four). Two little shaped cats (blue) plus three unique square puzzles — one a rotund cat laying on a flowerbed, a […]
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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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Liberty, Dry Martini by Yulia Drobova

A fun Liberty graphic art puzzle, “Dry Martini“, via Hoefnagel. I thought it might be a little difficult, with large areas of dark color, but the background actually has dark red blobs, on black, so the large swath is broken up quite a bit. I still ended up with a pile of dark colored pieces, […]
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finally finished! Some Things Are Scary by Liberty Puzzles

This Edward Gorey “Some Things Are Scary” image is one of my favorite images, so I was excited to get it as a Liberty Puzzle. So hard! Why was it so hard? My puzzle accomplice thinks it may be due to pieces having a similar pattern even when they had different, yet similar, shapes. Also, […]
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Two Cats by Yuri Gorbachev

Ash and I pushed through “Two Cats” by Yuri Gorbachev, an Artifact puzzle cut by David Figueras with 314 pieces. Super satisfying and fun! Loved the border, and the general diagonal layout, and enjoyed the whimsies. Look at the matryoshka dolls whimsies! I got it through Hoefnagel with the Owl Internet Cafe. Artifact description: This […]
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Vladstudio Paris Map, Artifact

Really fun map puzzle – greatly enjoyed the border cut (the fleur-de-lis on the four corners, and the variable patterned border on the sides). I also liked the generally swirly nature of the pieces. Not a lot of whimsies, but I enjoyed the two-piece Toulouse-Lautrec style cat — I was puzzled by the bottom part […]
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Diana Zimens City of Cats (Davici)

Fun, steady solving – lots and lots and LOTS of cats! 700 pieces. Hoefnagel Puzzle Club. The artist is named as Diana Zimens at Hoefnagel, but I’ve seen her listed elsewhere as Diana Siemens.
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Nautilus Los Angeles Times Book Festival 2023

L.A. Times Festival of Books 2023 by Patrick Hruby, from Nautilus. 418 pieces. (See also blog announcement.) (Is Hruby the poster designer, or the puzzle designer?) Described as a “Level 3” … I don’t actually remember what the levels mean? if I ever knew. (Just looked it up — three levels, level 3 is the […]
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Herding Cats

“Herding Cats”, a fun (cat-themed, obviously) shaped puzzle, with whimsies, from Nervous System. Art work by Anne Sullivan. Michele assembled quite a lot of this one at home (June 30) … then we did it with Ash, and Ash’s nimble and rapid fingers whipped through most of it really quickly, with some non-negligible participation by […]
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Alfredo Arraguin “Jaguars”

This puzzle was … so hard. As it turns out, it was hard (in part) because it was a diptych — two sides of a puzzle — but they had printed the left side twice. So, one of the tricks of the puzzle is that the right-side puzzle mirrors the left-side puzzle in piece shape. […]
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi “Cats”

4/8 fri – Artifact – Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) “Cats”, 258 pieces – challenging; lots of little black & white spotted cats, on a blue background, with many little red tags (name tags or activities?) … so hard – Ash & me & various PCAs (Abbey, Felicia) & nurses Artifact Puzzles – “This 258 piece wooden […]
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