As puzzlers, we have a tendency to stick to niche image styles because we know what we like! During my last 12 months as a Puzzle Warehouse Ambassador, I’ve been sure to add puzzles to my wishlist that I wouldn’t normally puzzle, knowing they had a chance of being sent to me in my ambassador box. CONTINUE READING
Sometimes you just can’t go past a fairy tale. A classic story or character is heartwarming and so many of us have a favourite. For me, it’s Alice in Wonderland. I’ve loved that story since I was a child and I find I’m instantly attracted to puzzles where Alice or anything involving Wonderland is the main event. I thought I’d take a little journey of my own through the Puzzle Warehouse website to see what puzzles are available for the fairy tale loving puzzlers out there. CONTINUE READING
Most of you know that I’m an Australian puzzler. A lot of brands available in the US are either not available here or can be difficult and pricey to acquire. I’m so very grateful for the opportunity of being a 2022 Puzzle Warehouse Ambassador, as it has provided me with so many happy moments as I unbox puzzle brands that I’ve desired and have been so hopeful to try. CONTINUE READING
The simple pleasures in life are one of the best things we experience as we journey through our time on earth. For many people, a reminder of a particular food, toy or game from their childhood is enough to evoke a fond memory and provide that simple pleasure of happiness. I’m totally about to age myself here. I was around when Care Bears first hit the scene (Team Cheer Bear!). I played Pac-Man and Space Invaders when they were released and I still remember my first Sony Walkman. CONTINUE READING
One of my favourite things about the jigsaw puzzle community is connecting with artists who create the wonderful images we all love piecing together. I especially love when the artists have a presence on social media and they share the creative process behind their past and present artworks.
Recently I managed to find my “unicorn” puzzle. It’s an out of production puzzle made by Ceaco and depicts a chocolate Labrador swimming in water. The puzzle features the artwork of Mark Fredrickson. Fredrickson is well known in the art world for his various illustrations and fine art, but my favourite pieces of his art feature his amazing ability to capture the spirit of dogs.
We all have our favourite puzzle styles. Personally, I tend to love whimsical art styles, pretty colours and fun cartoon style images. I’ve done a lot of browsing of the Puzzle Warehouse range over the last few months and there was one particular puzzle that kept catching my eye, even though it didn’t fall into the usual categories of what I look for in a puzzle.
Busy puzzles. With many puzzlers, they either evoke terror and are avoided at all costs or they are a challenge accepted with gusto. I fall into the latter category. One of the first 1000 piece puzzles I ever did was the extended cast of the TV show “The Simpsons”. It was almost completely yellow. I realized very quickly it was very difficult to sort and it taught me to look at small details to work out where pieces needed to be placed. I loved every second of it and to this day still remains one of my favourite puzzles.
In the last few months I’ve felt myself shift away from being a new puzzler to a more experienced puzzler. I don’t think there’s a timeline as such for when this happens, but I feel like I can confidently choose my puzzles with regards to the experience I want to have. If you happen to follow me on Instagram though, you’ll know for a fact I still slip up on a semi regular basis and the “relaxing and easy” puzzle often turns into a big joke, because the easiest part is opening the box.