Beauty Lips, 2022-07-16

I did this puzzle in 2018, and then I took it into work, where I’m sure it’s been assembled a few times. Last year, I was reminded of it when Stacey assembled it, and a few weeks ago I saw it at work, and took it home for a second go.

Beauty Lips, Piatnik, 1000 pieces. Completed on July 16, 2022.

It was still a lot of fun, and I did it more or less in one sitting, with just one short break. I did the panels with blue lips first, and finished the red lips last. After all the lips were finished, I still had to fill in the borders, which was my least favourite part of this puzzle. All in all, a great puzzle. By the way, the German title of the puzzle means “lip service” (Lippenbekenntnisse).

Beer, 2022-04-06

This was the second time I’ve done this puzzle. Not the same copy, though, I’ve bought it twice. It happens, both with puzzles and DVDs, but usually only if I haven’t done / watched the first one yet. In this case, I completed the first puzzle in 2009, and then bought another copy in 2017. As you might expect, it’s a nice but unremarkable puzzle 🙂

Beer, Piatnik, 1000 pieces. Completed on April 6, 2022.

Beer Coasters, 2021-12-28

This collage was just as entertaining as it looks, and I loved every minute of it. While there are many beers that I recognize, such as Heineken, Sol, Foster’s and Guiness, the really big German brands are missing (no Paulaner, Warsteiner, Bitburger, Erdinger, or Beck, for example. There are some German beers in there, but the only one I really know is Kölsch. Oh well, it was still a very entertaining assembly!

Beer Coasters, Piatnik, 1000 pieces. Completed on December 28, 2021.

The Hallucinogenic Toreador, 2021-08-01

Another Dalí painting, they really make great puzzles. I thought this might be difficult, and after doing the red and green cloth (?) I did have a moment of not quite knowing what to do next. I ended up completing the edges, and after that I just put a few pieces in here and there with no real plan, which is my favourite way of puzzling.

The Hallucinogenic Toreador by Salvador Dalí, Piatnik, 1000 pieces. Completed on August 1, 2021.

Children’s Games, 2021-02-01

A painting by Bruegel from 1560 with children playing. The painting is incredibly detailed, and it worked well as a puzzle, although towards the end I relied on the box quite a lot.

Children’s Games by Bruegel the Elder, Piatnik, 1000 pieces. Completed on February 1, 2021.

Even though the painting is over 450 years old, there are games that I recognize from my childhood. The two “riders” are trying to pull the other one from their “horse”, and whoever stays in the saddle longer wins. Here the horse is formed by two children, but our “horses” were just one person and the “rider” rode piggyback. It was quite similar to this game.

This is not something that we used to do, but I think the children sitting down are trying to trip up the ones going through. There were lots of fun details, but definitely didn’t understand all of the games.

Spirits of the World, 2020-02-21

I originally completed this in 2017, but I have no photo of that. Later I took the puzzle to work, where both staff and customers have worked on it. There’s a piece missing in the photo, but I found it after I had taken the puzzle apart. Yes Roomba, I’m looking at you again.

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Spirits of the World, Piatnik, 1000 pieces. Completed on February 21st, 2020.

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A very enjoyable puzzle! The pieces for most of the different bottles were easy to pick out, and at the end, I was left with a small number of white(ish) pieces.

I was moved to have a glass of port 🙂

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Beer, 2009-12-03

Beer, Piatnik, 1000 pieces. Completed on December 3rd, 2009.

A collage of beers by Austrian brand Piatnik, and amazingly, there’s a Finnish beer in there, last on the second row from the bottom (Lapin kulta).

So, I completed this in 2009, and then gave it away, but I just realized, I still have it. I bought another copy in 2017, so that I’ve now bought a new copy of this puzzle twice 😀 It’s happened with DVDs, I’ve bought the same twice by mistake sometimes, although never one that I had already watched. I like these collages, but clearly, it was not all that memorable. I’ve not completed the new one yet.

Painted Ceiling in Sant’Ignazio, 2009-02-15

This puzzle is missing from my records, but since the photo was taken on February 15th, 2009, I’m assuming that’s when I finished it. I don’t have the puzzle anymore, but I’m pretty sure the brand was Piatnik. I don’t know the correct title either, but the image is Andrea Pozzo’s painting in the church Sant’Ignazio, in Rome.