Favorites June 2017

June 27th, 2017 No Comments

 

 

Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado—-of course this is where one would find a store packed with intricately designed and cut wooden puzzles.  I had an hour to wander the ped mall before my meeting a few weeks ago and puzzle-gravity pulled me into the Liberty Puzzles store at the corner of 15th and Pearl.  It was difficult to not just plant myself in a corner for hours and play with these works of art.

 

These beauties are made in Boulder not far from the retail store.  They offer custom designs and free tours of the factory every weekday from 1:30-4:30 pm.  I’m thinking my sisters (and cousins) and I may need a field trip in the near future…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Different artists create the images then the cut is designed to match the picture.  Dozens of ‘whimsey’ pieces, characters that are art within the art, are intertwined within every puzzle.  They relate to the image and may be a collection of characters together, or may be made of numerous interlocking pieces to create the whimsey.

 

Crazy cool!

This is part of why we travel…to see firsthand the dreams-come-to-fruition of daring and creative people.

 

 

From their website: A Note About Puzzle Images on the Box:

 

Traditionally, jigsaw puzzles came without a picture of the puzzle image on the box. Most simply had a title to tease the puzzler about what the image could possibly be. The image then unfolded as the puzzle was put together, creating greater satisfaction with the finished challenge.

 

In the spirit of old jigsaw puzzles, we encourage you not to look at the box image when assembling our puzzles! In fact, if you so request we will ship your puzzle without an image on the box. Instead we’ll provide just a title and artist information, as well as the puzzle dimensions. Additionally, if you join one of our puzzle clubs where we ship you puzzles on a periodic basis, you have the option of choosing not to receive the images on the box. 

 

I dare ya…

 

 

 

Favorites June 2017

 

 

Comestible disposables, visuals of how some are made, products from German company Leaf Republic, and more

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Wind and currents

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My kind of Kitchens, and more, and more….

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Runners for those kitchens, and other fun amendments

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Adorable Tea Party recipes

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A different kind of Bicycle…StargazerAstronomy, and Flying Machines

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Norwegian Wood

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Textile Art designed by my friend and artist Elisabeth Maurland

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Yum

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Sand Skulptur like you’ve never seen

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While enjoying this as a group activity Liberty Puzzles encourages you to:

Sit long, talk much. 

 

 

 

A final thought from this week’s Rob Brezney:

 

DO YOU REALLY NEED TO CHANGE THE SUNSET?

“When I look at a sunset, I don’t say, ‘Soften the orange a little on the
right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color.'”
Pioneering psychologist Carl Rogers was describing the way he observed
the world. “I don’t try to control a sunset,” he continued. “I watch it with
awe.”

He had a similar view about people. “One of the most satisfying
experiences,” he said, “is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same
way I appreciate a sunset.”

 

 

 

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