Barnyard Antics

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Barnyard Antics by Howard Robinson – Ceaco – 700 pieces

This panoramic puzzle is so adorable, it helped make up for the less than wonderful quality of the pieces. Also, there was no name of the image or artist on the box. I don’t understand that, if I were an artist whose work was made into a puzzle I would definitely want my name and the name of my artwork somewhere on the box!

This thrift store puzzle was in pretty good condition, but it didn’t seem to be the best quality to begin with. The pieces were thin and easily bent, and separating them caused them to split and peel. The image reproduction seemed quite nice though, and I very much enjoyed watching it come together.

The faces of the animals and their silly smiles were so cute that I enjoyed assembling them very much. Look at two of my favorite faces….

I love that the bunny was sticking it’s tongue out – that’s definitely something I would do when having my picture taken! And the lamb’s face is just funny, it makes me smile every time I look at it.

For me, all the puzzles I assemble don’t have to be perfect. If the quality isn’t premium or a piece is missing I can still enjoy putting it together. It’s the assembly itself that I enjoy, being able to zone out and focus solely on the pieces, shapes, and colors. It helps me to reduce stress and deal with anxiety and chronic pain. It’s almost meditative for me.

Every puzzler has their own reasons for why they enjoy puzzling, what’s yours?

6 thoughts on “Barnyard Antics

    1. Unfortunately things are pretty much the same, but I’ve been neglecting puzzling for a while and just wanted to force myself to spend more time at it. It really does help me, and even if I’m feeling down and not wanting to puzzle having more of a challenge helps give me incentive to get off my butt and work on one. Thanks for the good thoughts Penny!

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      1. I am sorry to hear things arent improving. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for some good relief. I miss seeing your posts about puzzling with your puzzle posse….I can only imagine how much you and momma are missing it too.

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  1. Kristen Rank

    I just love to puzzle. Very calming and at the same time challenging. I need more time to puzzle! I just love reading your blogs. Very inspiring.

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