I have to admit, the first time I heard about a celebration called “Day of the Dead”, I thought it meant focusing on death(!) Then I got curious, activated my courage, and found out more. It turns out, Day of the Dead is a holiday of joyous celebration!...CONTINUE READING
According to The History Makers, Annie Lee decided to pursue an art career at age 40. She earned her master’s degree after eight years of night classes while working at Northwestern Railroad as a clerk in the engineering department. Her railroad job inspired one of her most popular paintings, Blue Monday, which shows a woman struggling to get out of bed on a Monday morning. Her work is known for creating animated personalities even though the faces are painted without features.
Annie passed away on November 14, 2014 at the age of 79... CONTINUE READING
In the Puzzle World, a mini puzzle generally refers to a puzzle with 100 pieces or less. However, there are some who say that any puzzle with 300 pieces or less qualifies as a mini puzzle. We will thus apply the #1 Rule of Puzzling which is “Puzzling is Meant to Be Fun!” So if a mini puzzle is 300 pieces or less AND you’re having fun, then 300 piece puzzles can officially be considered a mini puzzle!
Here are some examples of mini puzzles…CONTINUE READING
Have you ever noticed the date on the calendar emoji? Yeah … me neither! Turns out, the date on the calendar emoji is July 17th, and that is the official date of World Emoji Day! According to WorldEmojiDay.com, July 17th is the date that iCal was first announced at MacWorld in 2002 and in 2014, the founder of Emojipedia created World Emoji Day based on that event. Emojipedia oversees World Emoji Day and is the source of official emoji definitions, emoji changes, and is the first to announce new emojis. This year is the tenth annual global celebration of World Emoji Day! Use the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay to join in the celebration…
It’s no secret that rainbows are loved by everyone. When we see a rainbow bedazzling the sky, we cannot resist grabbing a picture. If it’s a double rainbow, you know we are sharing that picture with everyone we know! And rainbow puzzles? We can’t resist those either!
What’s in a rainbow that makes them so irresistible? Let’s get into it!
Back in the day, jigsaw puzzles were used to educate kids, pass the time, and relieve boredom. But these days we know that puzzles build short-term memory, boost problem solving skills, and reduce stress levels. Perhaps best of all, puzzles improve our emotional state and can even help us move from a low vibe to a high vibe!
It was a round puzzle that started it all! My grandma kept a very special round puzzle at her house so that we could work on it together when I came to visit. I loved that puzzle because it was round, it had Winnie the Pooh, and it meant that my grandma wanted to spend time with *just me*. I still have the puzzle! It’s easy to see why I have a soft spot in my heart for round puzzles. I mean, who could resist this rainbow soda pop? CONTINUE READING