How are you? I hope still ok and continuing to cope with whatever your life looks like now for you and your loved ones! I don’t have that much time on my hands but have, as many others, re-discovered my love of doing jig-saw puzzles. I find it takes me away from brooding – and is a process that ends with a satisfying result. One of the puzzles I have completed over the last 2 months is bound to feed into a future artwork – I don’t quite know how yet, and promise I will let you know. Have a look:
As you can see, a third of the original layer is gone – making the mouse stand out. The style of shapes is called ‘whimsy’ (pieces cut ‘on a whim) or “Victorian style”. Whether this particular puzzle (acquired on Ebay) is truly Victorian or not, I cannot say, as many contemporary puzzle-makers have re-introduced this technique.
I cherish it because it has a ‘homemade’ feel to it.
I wonder whether the current resurgence of interest in puzzling will continue – if so, I hope that it will be for all the fun reasons rather than because being ‘stuck at home’. I am also very much aware that many still had and have to work very hard – no ‘downtime’ for you, and I applaud each and every one in this position. You are either exposed to the dangers of having to travel to and from and at work itself, or you are working ‘at home’. You may have seen the quote below elsewhere – I think it is important to remember it. Stay safe and keep well!
You are not working from home. You are at your home during a crisis trying to work.