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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Rex Ray’s “Alistair”, from Liberty

2/19: Finished! Super landscape! 1:2.5 ratio or so. Also, lots of Liberty-style human figural dancers, and musicians. Liberty: 2/17: Under way! “Alistair” by Rex Ray, Liberty Puzzles, about 550 pieces, via Hoefnagel. I love Rex Ray, so I was excited to request this puzzle from Hoefnagel, but now (having just started), I am feeling daunted! 
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Bumfuzzled 1 Enigmatic Gewgaw

A nice fast solve, at the end of a long hard day. I guess the peices with the little “x” are supposed to be drop-outs and puzzle pieces to re-insert? Note: My puzzle arrived with a little stain or scorchmark – that is not a result of me being sloppy! I find the coloring on […]
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Triskelion by Bradley Schenck

My first Wentworth puzzle, courtesy of Hoefnagel Puzzle Club, and I really enjoyed it. This Wentworth (“Triskelion”) is apparently not a “typical” Wentworth, per Hoefnagel, but the geometric cut had me having to do some mental readjustments to get into the groove (so to speak). The circular layering reminded me a bit of Mr. Gogo […]
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Outsider Insider

Artifact Puzzles “Outsider Insider” by Patricio Betteo. 409 pieces, puzzle design by Jim Muller and Kathryn Flocken. Hoefnagel! Really colorful and fun. Harder than I would have thought, due to the geometric cuts and the geometric lines, or maybe due to covid brain. Anyway, fun!
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Mr Gogo Fractal

My second Mr. Gogo; this one, a really difficult visual challenge with limited colors in a fractal (highly repetitive) design. Fun puzzling — but I don’t think this kind of image is my bag. On the other hand, Michele found it extremely arresting, and described it as perhaps the most exciting image they’ve seen in […]
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Mr Gogo 5 layer flower mandala

My first Mr. Gogo, courtesy of the Hoefnagel Puzzle Club, a 5-layer flower mandala, labeled as a “teaser”. It was a beautiful image, repeated in 5 layers, with a clever two-layer stacked piece connecting each layer. More challenging than I thought it would be, due to the repeating images on the different layers, but I […]
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Greenwood Burg Bumfuzzled 2

Enjoyed the colors and patterns of Bumfuzzled #2, “Greenwood Burg”. Michele really got into it, too.
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Rex Ray 2

I really enjoy Rex Ray’s art, but will confess I enjoyed “Mylopronesta” more than this one. That image was more satisfying — not just because it has a title, although of course that does satisfy my metadata anal retentivity — but also because I enjoyed the various patterns and blobs of color more. On the […]
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Dennis Brady “Cercles et des Carres”

Very beautiful and easy to do small (65-piece) puzzle from Artifact . Ash and I did it together in early 2022. Artifact: “This is a 65 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of a digital artwork by Dennis Brady.  The abstract sculptural pieces were designed by  puzzle artist Tara Flannery in what we call Stokes-style, a tribute […]
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Kandinsky “Squares with Concentric Circles”

I honestly don’t remember when we did this one, but Ash and I did it together – spring 2022? winter 2022/2023? Wassily Kandinsky, “Squares with Concentric Circles”, 1913. Public domain! Wikimedia Commons download. Apparently this work is held in a the Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich. Artifact Puzzles: “This color-tastic 191 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle has […]
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Karen Kunc “Verse from Macrocosmica”

Karen Kunc, “Verse from Macrocosmica”. Artifact Puzzles, 120-pieces. April 22, 2020 Took apart “Mars” and started an Artifacts puzzle, Karen Kunc, “Verse from Macrocosmica”. Easy to solve, completed quickly in a few hours (with AQ doing a lot) but very beautiful and aesthetically satisfying. And surprising! with straight-edged pieces in the middle … and two […]
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