Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Many Things Amiss

"Our whole life is solving puzzles." - Erno Rubik

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I've always enjoyed the challenge of puzzles, the trickier the better, they offer the greatest triumph over all other box games.  Except, of course, for Scrabble!

There hasn't been a puzzle that I couldn't solve, usually in record time. Recently, I thought I'd finally uncovered a puzzle challenge in which I couldn't solve.  But, I solved it.

I purchased this 1000 piece puzzle of a painting of downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota by local artist, Michael Birawer.

Here's his twist on creating puzzles.  The puzzle picture on the box is more than a bit different from the puzzle in the box!  Our mission is, to solve it of course.

"The problem is we always look for the missing piece of the puzzle
 instead of finding the place for the one in our hand." 
 Alina Radoi

So many mysteries, at the touch of another piece.
A bit like life, don't you think.

Indeed, not the same old jigsaw puzzle by any means.

They swear on the box, one you've been twisted, you'll never go back.


TexWisGirl said...

i love a great picture puzzle! and that one seems more difficult, for sure. :)

eileeninmd said...

That does look like a hard puzzle and a challenge. I like the twisted view of St Paul. Enjoy your day!

jandi said...

Looks like fun! (And a big challenge!)

Gail said...

Den's mom used to say that until I found a puzzle that was nothing but pretzels and mugs of beer. She still put that one together and gave it back to me!

Elephant's Child said...

The most challenging jigsaw I was ever given defeated me. Two sided. The same picture on the front as the back - rotated ninety degrees.
That one did my head in.
The brother that gave it to me also gave me one with five extra pieces...

Tom said...

Puzzles are too puzzling for me. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Jeanie said...

What a great puzzle! It's been awhile since I've done one -- hard to find a big enough spot to leave one up for long enough! Maybe this summer!