Jungle Selfies – Day 4

Jungle Selfies by Howard Robinson – Cra-Z-Art – approx. 125/500 pieces

Our final day of jungle selfies has come, and that will be the end of the ridiculous life stories of these adorable jungle animals. I’m sure some of you come to see the cute puzzles, some enjoy the off-her-rocker bios that Stacey dreams up – and some of you may enjoy both. Today’s the last day for a while, until we get to the next set (providing the next set has subject matter that includes faces, that is).

Even if they aren’t premium quality, these sets by Cra-Z-Art are still well made and enjoyable to assemble; and that’s enough for me. I highly recommend you give them a try if you’re of a mind to, I find them charming, relaxing, fun, funny, and overall just great puzzles – especially if you’re needing a break from larger piece counts.

Have I convinced you yet?

Chuck here is a sweet soul full of kindness, giving, and good thoughts for every creature he knows. Unfortunately he’s about as intelligent as a box of hair….maybe slightly less so. Luckily his friends all keep an eye on him and protect him from those who might want to take advantage. Chuck earns his living as a mailroom employee at one of the jungle’s biggest corporations. He is happy there, and has no plans to move up in the organization or change jobs. He’s content.

I think I may envy Chuck, just a little bit.

Brad and Cassi, also known as Brassi to their besties are the most adorable couple in their circle of friends. What matters most to them is making sure that they’ve always got each other’s backs; it’s the two of them united no matter what happens. Brad and Cassi work together from home; their Etsy shop (selling handmade safari hats) is flourishing and they’ve even hired a few employees to do the bulk of the work. Their semi-retirement years are upon them and they’re making the most of it!

The Jungle Joyriders are a “biker gang” that rides around helping their fellow creatures and spreading positivity; you’ve already met a few of them, beautiful souls that care about others and love speeding across the country on their custom rides. Their holiday parties are legendary, and one of these days I’m hoping to be lucky enough to wrangle an invite to one of their New Year’s Eve blowouts. Wish me luck, maybe it’ll be this year!

Hope you’ve enjoyed our trip through the twisted mind of your friendly neighborhood Puzzle Goddess. It’s a weird place, I know – but you get used to it. 😎

Jungle Selfies – Day 3

Jungle Selfies by Howard Robinson – Cra-Z-Art – approx. 125/500 pieces

This set of selfies was lots of fun, partly because of the varying sizes and interesting shapes. With some sets you get many that are close to all being the exact same shape, so some variety made this one a little more interesting for me.

If you’re new here and haven’t seen any of these puzzles before, they’ve got colored backing so that if you choose you can separate each one by color. If you’re looking for a little bit more of a challenge you can forget the backing and assemble these like a 500 piece puzzle made up of smaller shaped puzzles. The quality is good/very good and there are many different kinds of images to choose from: teacups, butterflies, unicorns, birds, animals, cottages, etc. There’s something for pretty much any taste, and I definitely recommend checking them out if they look like something you might enjoy.

These names and small bios for each puzzle are just something I do because it amuses me, and hopefully it amuses a reader or two as well.

Kimmie is an exotic dancer at the local “gentlemen’s club”. She is working her way through school and hopes to one day be a doctor of neurolinguistics and a psychiatrist. She is an expert in seeming to be the dullest cat in the room, and learns much more from careful observation of others than she does from her textbooks. Not all those who work as dancers are simpletons with issues; Kimmie has a great head on her shoulders and is going places!

Best friends Magdalena and Geraldine can usually be found together out on the savannah, they’re tried and true compatriots. They’re still young and in school, but I have no doubt that one day they’ll grow to be amazing ladies. Magdalena hopes to be a wildlife photographer (her height should give her photographs excellent perspective); Geraldine just wants to grow up to be a great mother (like her own mom). With true friends like each other in their respective corners, I’m certain they’ll both achieve their goals.

Geoffrey is the music and choir teacher at Jungle Junior College, and bringing beautiful music into the world is his true passion. The kids try his patience at times, but in the end he helps his students find a love for music – we need more teachers like Geoffrey in the world. He loves learning to play different musical instruments, and is currently working on mastering the theremin – it’s quite difficult with to play with wings!

Jungle Selfies – Day 2

Jungle Selfies by Howard Robinson – Cra-Z-Art – approx. 125/500 pieces

Since I neglected to write up all of these posts when I was finished with the puzzles I’m having to do it all now – a month later. It’s making me want to get out another set and start working on it! Sorting is always the worst part for me, but once that’s done I always have a great time working on the puzzles themselves, no matter what the set is.

Not all sets are my favorite images to puzzle, but with small piece counts like these it doesn’t always have to be something I’m completely in love with. Luckily for me, with this set, they were all such great little pieces of artwork that each one was quite entertaining. Good quality, great images – charming puzzles!

This is Miss Georgia Lynette, a southern belle with the most gracious manners in the entire jungle. Her momma taught her how to behave in every situation and she’s the most sought after dinner guest on the Serengeti. Miss Georgia is a jewelry designer who works from home; she and her husband Elrod are expecting their first child in just 11 more months. Congrats Miss Georgia!

Wallace (shown with his pet bird Ralph) is a postal employee who has his sights set on one day being Postmaster General of Rainforest National Park. He is a sweetheart of a guy to his friends – and Ralph, but is quite the taskmaster with his employees. Perhaps that means he will get that job one day. Wallace is an avid stamp collector, loves reading trashy romance novels, and holds a yellow belt in Krav Maga.

This is Rupert. He spends most of his days coming up with one get-rich-quick scheme after another. NONE of them ever work out. Most nights he can be found trying to get a free meal from friends or relatives; because he’s too lazy to get an actual job and earn his way. He’s a sweet guy, but has yet to grow up.

Grow up Rupert. Your parents are busy spending your inheritance while you do nothing with your life.

Jungle Selfies – Day 1

Jungle Selfies by Howard Robinson – Cra-Z-Art – approx. 125/500 pieces

Oh no! She’s back with more individual puzzles and silly names and backstories! Sorry (not sorry) guys. 😇

These sets of mini puzzles from Cra-Z-Art are perfect for me when I’m wanting to sit and do some jigsaw puzzling but don’t have the physical stamina to be at it for very long. Once they’re all sorted by their colored backing I can just grab a bunch of pieces and put together one or more little puzzles and feel as though I’ve accomplished something before I have to go back to bed to rest.

If I’m working on a larger piece count puzzle (1000 or 2000 pieces) it doesn’t always feel as though I’ve gotten much done if I’m unable to sit for long periods; these little ones help me to get the satisfaction of having completed something without too much physical or mental strain.

Without any further ado……bring on the ridiculousness!

Meet Wendel everyone; he’s an inquisitive guy who loves learning something new every day. Wendel is a professional student who’s been attending classes his entire adult life. His favorites have been Cryptozoology, Underwater Basket Weaving, The History of Surfing, and Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame. He’s currently courting a beautiful graduate student, and perhaps one day soon there will be thousands of little polliwogs swimming around with Wendel’s love of knowledge!

Alek is a phlebotomist at the Jungle Infirmary, and he’s always trying to make the patients feel better with his funny stories and wonderful bedside manner. He’s saving up to buy his own home so that he can finally move out of his parent’s basement. (Between you and me, I don’t think he’ll ever move out – he’s got it too good!)

Philimena is a makeup demonstrator at the local department store, and loves “beautifying the world” through her work. She fancies herself an up-and-coming instagram model, and is always trying to look her best. She spends hours in front of her many mirrors and never leaves the house without her hair and makeup looking perfect. Philimena has no hobbies other than making herself look good. She’s a vapid little twit.

Woodstock Love

Woodstock Love – Cra-Z-Art – 100 pieces

This cute little puzzle was one I bought new for myself quite a while ago. Normally I acquire children’s puzzles from the thrift stores only – but there was something about this one that caught my eye. It was quick to go together, but thoroughly entertaining.

It was excellent quality for a Cra-Z-Art puzzle, much nicer than I anticipated. The pieces were thick, they had a great fit, and the reproduction was stellar with crisp lines and bright colors. The pieces were almost all ballerinas, but there was such a variety in the shape of each one that it didn’t seem boring or tedious. Overall it was one of the nicest puzzles from this brand that I’ve done.