What can I say? Some jigsaws seem routine, mundane and functional. Wandering through the haberdashery and homewares store, shopping for fabric, I unexpectedly spy a pile of jigsaws and pick for purchase the more interesting image of the bunch. An uninspiring jigsaw is still better than no jigsaw, but it makes it difficult to findContinue reading “Marina Green”
We all need a bit of inspiration every day. I’d run out of jigsaws. There were still some old ones, but they didn’t inspire. Even so, I did try. It was very yellow, and I’d barely started before I abandoned it. So, on a rare shopping trip, when a heavily laddened table of cut-price jigsawsContinue reading “More red please”
Half of the comments suggested I would do as I always did. The other half offered an alternative. There were two comments … in total. It was evenly divided. I would inevitably disappoint someone. I’d already overcome one dilemma to get to this point … now I had another. . This was a very blueContinue reading “Perspectives in Blue”
The sky is always the hardest part. Do you get it out of the way by tackling it first or save it for last? I tend to avoid it for as long as possible. Or select a puzzle that doesn’t have a sky thereby eliminating the worry. Yet, seemingly inevitably, there is some other featureContinue reading “Sky from Untitled”
It’s been a long time between jigsaws. Well, only a couple of years, but it feels like a long time. Something was definitely missing. I could feel it. I would randomly search for a spot where I could permanently set up a board, and fail time and time again. There were too many other thingsContinue reading “Disconnections”
In this photographic series called “Mini Jigsaws”, I select a small number of pieces from a puzzle just completed and re-assemble them. The aim is to distill something of the experience thrown up by this particular puzzle. Is there anything today that did not originate in knowledge written in old books?
Will there be a time again where written knowledge becomes unnecessary?