Studio Kitty-Four

Studio Kitty-Four
Studio Kitty-Four – Ceaco – 100 pieces

My daughter and I went puzzle shopping together and were ready to check out with 14 puzzles already in my cart, and in the aisle leading up to the registers she saw these adorable and funny 100 piece puzzles. I bought every one they had, and as soon as I got home from our trip I put this one together.

I named this one myself, as there was no title on the box. Cats aren’t really my thing, but when they’re in a funny image I love them. I’m imagining this little guy at at Studio 54 in the late 70’s having a fantastic time and closing the place down.

These images are from Avanti Press, the same company that made the 150 piece micro puzzles in the test tubes that my mom and I assembled. The pictures of silly animals in hilarious situations make me smile.

This was my 100th puzzle of the year – kinda perfect that it was 100 pieces, huh? Love, love, love this one – look at that face!

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Ready for a Drive

Ready for a Drive
Ready for a Drive by Kevin Walsh – White Mountain – 1000 pieces

Despite this being a thrift store puzzle with slightly poor quality that had obviously been assembled several times, I still had a good time putting it together.

There were a lot of bent tabs with image lift, and the image was more challenging than I’d assumed. Those are the chances you take with used puzzle, but most of time even with a poorer quality puzzle I still enjoy the assembly. White Mountain puzzles can be hit or miss; and even though this puzzle seemed slightly the worse for wear, it wasn’t too bad to work with.

Mom and I both really liked the image when we first got this puzzle (quite some time ago), but I’m not sure why it took me so long to get to assembling it. Sometimes I have to be in the right mood for a particular puzzle; but I’m glad I finally got to it.

It took longer than expected to complete, but I kept at it and eventually got it finished. It could be in part that this puzzle makes me think of mom. Perhaps I didn’t want to be done with it, because when I look at it I think of her. Not because anything in the image reminds me of her, but because of the image as a whole and how much we both loved it and thought it would be an entertaining puzzle. It was, and I’m sad that we didn’t get to work on it together.

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I think the little girl in the blue dress is my favorite person in this image – she reminds me of myself – a little cranky, in an adorable way. Mom called me cute all the time, but she was probably a bit biased.