The Consecration of Emperor Napoleon, 2023-03-11

It says consecration on the box, but I think the ritual depicted is usually known as a coronation. In the image, Napoleon is just about to place a crown on the head of his wife, Josephine. Behind him is the pope Pius VII. The coronation took place in 1804, but the painting by Napoleon’s favourite artist, Jacques-Louis David, is from a few years later. More on the painting.

As a puzzle, this was nice, and easier than many other historical paintings that I’ve done. I did this for the monthly puzzle challenge in a FB group I’m in, which for March was “A Historical Event”.

The Consecration of Emperor Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on March 11, 2023.

Bibliodame, 2023-03-06

I would like to see more puzzles by Polish artist Jacek Yerka. Unfortunately, I have missed a couple of Yerka puzzles that were available, but are now out of print.

This surrealist image made for a great puzzle, and the cozy reading corner below looks so inviting.

For my puzzle challenge, this is #2, a book (well, quite a few books, actually).

Bibliodame by Jacek Yerka, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on March 6, 2023.

Kindred Spirits, 2023-02-11

Sometimes, I get it wrong when choosing my next puzzle. Turns out, I wasn’t really in the mood for all this green, but I still finished it. It was slow, but at least the quality was superb. I did this for the monthly challenge in my puzzle challenge group. The challenge for February is “friendship”. (Valentine’s Day is called Friend Day in Finland, and it’s more about friendship and less about romantic love.)

Kindred Spirits by Anne Stokes, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on February 11, 2023.

[Astronaut], 2023-01-30

Unfortunately, Clementoni hasn’t seen fit to name the puzzles in the Space Collection, but I’m calling this Astronaut. I’m especially fond of 500 piece Clementonis, and I also loved this image, so a great puzzle!

I’m sure that the equipment around the actual space suit is to help navigate and perform whatever tasks he will need to do, but it looks to me like he’s sitting comfortably in a chair 🙂

For my puzzle challenge, this is #27, space. And with that, I’ve already gone through half the list, 15 down, 15 to go! Not bad, considering the challenge runs for the whole year.

Astronaut, Clementoni, 500 Pieces. Completed on January 30, 2023.

80’s Nostalgia, 2022-09-24

This was a great puzzle! Everything looks very familiar to me, except I’m not sure what the orange drink is. And those paper 3D glasses! I rememer that many people thought that soon, all movies will be in 3D, but that still hasn’t happened, and quite frankly, I hope it never does.

80’s Nostalgia, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on September 24, 2022.

The Goonies, 2022-09-12

This is another installment in the Clementoni Cult Movies Collection, and this time, I haven’t even seen the movie. It’s a 1985 adventure film that looks like it’s intended audience is teenagers, and at 17, I probably felt it was too childish for me 🙂

Anyway, the poster made for a very entertaining puzzle. I worked this one from bottom towards the top, and I actually did the text last.

The Goonies, Clementoni, 500 pieces. Completed on September 12, 2022.

Lost in Space, 2022-09-03

Clementoni has a new collection, the Space Collection, and I already got three of the four puzzles (the last is just 250 pieces, so I’m probably going to pass on that). I actually already decided I was not going to get this, because it’s so dark, and looks difficult, but I’m glad I changed my mind, because it was really fun, and I love the image. In the end, I think there were only about 200 completely black pieces, and I did sort them by shape at that point. It helped that Clementoni is great quality, I wouldn’t have enjoyed this with a mediocre brand, then it would have been too difficult.

Lost in Space, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on September 3, 2022.