It's become a bit of a tradition here, doing a puzzle at Christmas. It's the only time I allow myself the kind of down time it takes to finish something that takes so much attention to detail and yet has no outward point to it. So many Christmas's have had one or more of us ill, that I guess they've proved a bit of a diversion when the energy just wasn't there. Always picked up in charity shops, maps have been a favourite, there also was a 3D version of the Millennium Falcon one year when the kids were smaller. This is certainly one of the prettiest results, a foiled copy of a John Arthur painting. From a colour perspective, it's interesting to analyse how you come to differentiate colours more acutely the further into ito you get. From an initial sort of edges, yellow, green and multi, to the later break down into the multiplicity of purples, yellows, blues and pinks. Some puzzles are joint affairs, but Mr Sparklz got a bit hacked off with this one quite early on, well it is a bit girly I guess ;p
Meanwhile, we finally have a new kitchen dining room floor! The wheels do rumble slowly round here!
I wanted lino that would be good enough to trick the eye, just enough that it could possibly be real planks, and I'm really happy with the result. :)