More red please

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”

Perspectives in Blue

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”

Sky from Untitled

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”

By way of efficiency comes decline

There are a few more jigsaws on tables around the world than might normally be the case. Some people are rediscovering why they gave them up in the first place. Some people might be realising there’s more to this than meets the eye. Visual acuity is a term for clarity of vision. For clarity, weContinue reading “By way of efficiency comes decline”

Disconnections

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”

Driving home a point on the bookshelf

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?