60% finished, and I must say I am enjoying this enormous puzzle a lot more than I thought I would. Even with me being a moron and dropping a section, still loving this puzzle and the assembly.
This section took me 14 days to complete. Not bad. I wasn’t rushing, just enjoyed myself. I did spend too much time working on it yesterday, but that was because I knew how close I was to the end, and it gets me all riled up! 😉
I’m not feeling great today, so I won’t be moving it off the board until tomorrow. I’m sure we’ll be able to put it on it’s cardboard bed safely, but I won’t feel better until it’s done.
I’m loving the way this section in particular looks; the colors, the fireflies, everything just works together and I think it looks amazing. I know no one really cares that much except for me, but it looks great and I’m proud and I can’t wait to get going on the next section!
Up next, Fantasia. You can see why I think it’s going to be the hardest section. Only 1 character, Mickey. The rest is just twinklies, white foam, blues, browns and black. If it were a smaller puzzle, it would still be difficult, but being over 4000 pieces you can imagine just how many pieces are extremely similar in color and shape. Yikes!
Also, I have to say I’m a teeny bit disappointed in the filmstrip for this one. You can’t tell from the picture, but almost every cell is from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Fantasia had so many great parts to it, why not include some of them? The dance of the hours, with the ballerina ostriches, elephants, hippopotamuses and alligators. Night on Bald Mountain with the devil and evil spirits, who are all sent back to hell when dawn comes and you hear the Ave Maria. Or the Pastoral Symphony with the centaurs and “centaurettes” and cupids and Zeus. So many great scenes to choose from, why not at least put some of them in the filmstrip? Just my personal opinion of course.
Anyway – onward to Fantasia!!! 🙂