Bewilderness, Majestic III by Deepti Agrawal Mittal

Beautiful elephant puzzle, “Majestic III“, by Deepti Agrawal Mittal, from Bewilderness Puzzles. Ash and I started it a while back, couldn’t finish it, had to disassemble. Then we started it again last weekend, with a travel board, and were able to finish it. This wooden jigsaw puzzle is cut with our very own geometric piece […]
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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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Optimist by Victor Nizovtsev (Palmaris)

Palmaris, “Optimist”, painting by Victor Nizovtsev.
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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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CraftHub bumblebee

A family project! As usual with these, lots of little cute etched whimsies that are just relatively standard for the company, nothing to do with the image. The image, though, is really pretty. (The push-fit style is not any of our favorite, though…)
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Edge of Chaos by Niraja Lorenz (Hope Puzzles)

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Crafthub “Cat Inspired by Klimt”

I have seen this “inspired by Klimt” description before and I … wonder about it. Regardless, this was beautifully colored and printed, and had a plenitude of (somewhat random) whimsies. The second in a batch of CraftHub puzzles I bought — CraftHub is one of the vendors of Chinese cut puzzles. No artist, no cutter, […]
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Mr Bob, Birds in a Tree by Rebecca Cool

Loved this art by Rebecca Cool, “Birds in a Tree” — Mr Bob puzzles from Australia, 525 piece version, via Hoefnagel Puzzles.
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Taj Mahal from ELMS

Loved the Taj Mahal puzzle from ELMS, via Hoefnagel Puzzle Club. I’ve been poking away at this for a few days, and it was a pleasure from start to finish. Definitely in the “busy” end of the spectrum, but I loved the busy-ness — none of it was pointless or forced; it was a lovely […]
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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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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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Eames Design Classics

Pretty easy 1000-piece puzzle, with lots of discrete elements, differentiable wood patterns and colors and types of line drawings. Lots of fun, though.
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Tartans of Scotland

“Oh, Scottish tartans! That’s great — I can learn famous tartans while I puzzle.” Educational puzzling! In retrospect, I am left with the question — Why did I even want to learn famous tartans? (I mean, I know: An over-abundance of fiction glorifying the Highlands and what-not ….) This 1000-piece puzzle was truly difficult. One […]
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Rex Ray “Mylopronesta”

Rex Ray, “Mylopronesta” – 1000 pieces, Pomegranate Finished March 9, 2023. Gorgeous, and a real pleasure to look at closely while assembling it. Fairly easy, with the distinct colors — similar colors and shapes had to be sorted out, but there were so many unique colors and shape combinations that it wasn’t hard. The chains […]
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Jethro Buck “Forest”

Did this one early 2022, I believe with Ash and me together. We did it pretty quickly, but it was a bit more challenging than one might think. Lots of cute animal whimsies among the puzzle pieces, as well as in the puzzle painting itself. Artifact puzzle: “This is a 285 piece Ecru wooden jigsaw […]
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