Internet Owl Cafe, Artifact

Coincidentally, just after doing the Paris Map, I got a Hoefnagel package with another VladStudio illustration! This also came with one of the lovely little Hoefnagel surprises — Mardi Gras beads from the previous puzzler! Awww…. Anyway, the black/white/blue color scheme made this puzzle a bit more challenging than one would expect. Plus, the protrusions […]
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Edge of Chaos by Niraja Lorenz (Hope Puzzles)

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“Sanctuary” (PuzzleMonk)

Another lovely little hand-cut jigsaw via Hoefnagel, this one from PuzzleMonk, out of Wisconsin. 162 pieces, paired with the midcentury xmas poodle I finished yesterday. Trying to track down more info about the art, I found that it has been used in other puzzles — here, for instance, a 750 piece puzzle from “Crystals & […]
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Papercut Partridge

From Puzzle Lab, “Papercut Patridge”, a winter scene puzzle based on art (“Journey to the Light”) by Morgana Wallace. Lots of line-cutting made this one pretty challenging. Description: Take off into a dreamy holiday winterscape as you piece together this intricate line-cut puzzle featuring a festive papercut piece by Victoria-based artist Morgana Wallace. Morgana’s medium […]
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Puzzle Lab “Adventure Awaits”

“Adventure Awaits”, art by Ella Mazur, puzzle by Puzzle Lab. 300 pieces. Loved the image. The large central hot air balloon was an interior puzzle. The cut also included a hot air balloon, which was cool — sort of a multi-piece whimsy. The pieces were light, and felt almost charred. Something to get used to. […]
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The Skyline Was Beautiful on Fire

Finished Stumpcraft puzzle “The Skyline Was Beautiful on Fire” by Steve Driscoll. Fun and requiring a reasonable amount of attention to detail of color and shape. The picture online has more brilliant colors / contrasts than the printed puzzle, and two pieces had tiny wood dings, which made me sad. Otherwise, quite enjoyable, and wholly […]
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From the Tide Pool to the Stars by Ray Troll

Nautilus, 503 piece puzzle. Ray Troll, “From the Tide Pool to the Stars”.
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Andy Kehoe “Inner Mystic: Wondrous Journey”

This beautiful puzzle proved fairly challenging — not least, because there were so many false matches among the puzzle pieces. I had appreciated the curvier innie-outie pieces, but while the shapes are pleasing, there were too many that mis-matched! Grr. Anyway, the real draw was the image, which was gorgeous — all of Kehoe’s paintings […]
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Nadiezda “Night Ship”

Artifact Puzzles: Nadiezda’s “Night Ship” Ash and I did this one today, finishing it up after starting it last week. Lots of beautiful whimsies! This is a 283 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of a gorgeous image by Mexican artist Nadiezda. The puzzle design is by Kathryn Flocken, and includes numerous sea whimsy pieces with shapes […]
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Manami Lingerfelt “Moonrise”

Wow, I loved this art — “Moonrise” by Manami Lingerfelt (website). The Nautilus puzzle is 360 pieces, and just under a square foot. Lots of fun whimsies, one and two-pieced, and the two-pieces were beautifully done. (The owl, below, with one of the pieces an internally folded wing, just makes me happy….) Constellations! Moths! Galaxies […]
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Dragon Moon

This description is absolutely correct — the baying-wolf cut pieces are crazy! But it was fun and intricate. Completed some time in late spring, early summer 2022. Artifact 258-piece puzzle: 11″x15″ “This is a 258 wooden jigsaw puzzle of “Dragon Moon” by Methane Studios. The stark beauty of the art is paired with a puzzle […]
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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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