As happens from time to time, I am making a short diversion away from the ‘bookish’ posts you will usually find here, to share one of my other pastimes with you.
Yes! I am a not so secret dissectologist – or someone who enjoys jigsaw puzzle assembly.
COUNTRY LIFE SERIES No1. THE 1900’s
RAVENSBURGER PUZZLES 1,000 PIECES
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As with almost all of my jigsaws, this was a purchase from my local charity shop, so I am always at the mercy of the donor as to whether the item is complete with all the pieces. I do try to make a considered assessment based on the condition and presentation of the box etc. and I have to say that so far over the years, I have been extremely lucky, with just one puzzle having a missing piece! Not the end of the world I know, but a little frustrating when I had invested all that time and effort in making it up!
‘COUNTRY LIFE SERIES No.1 – THE 1900’s
This richly illustrated jigsaw captures a taste of country life in the 1900’s.
Across the country the style of the cottages differed because of local building needs, styles and materials. Most country people lives a simple life, with work coming from the big estates, which also provided much of the housing.
The early 1900’s was the last gasp of a seemingly idyllic rural life, which was to change forever over the next forty years.
But those turbulent days are far from view in this colourful, detailed and thoroughly delightful jigsaw, which portrays the very best of what country life had to offer.
RICHARD PARTIS – ARTIST
Richard Partis was born in Somerset, but grew up deep in the Wiltshire countryside, where he developed his great love of the natural world, along with his desire to be able to capture it in all its glory.
After gaining an Honours Degree in Graphic Design at Bath Academy of Art, Richard started a long and successful career as a freelance artist and illustrator.
Richard specialises in creating highly detailed watercolour paintings of birds, animals, landscapes and flowers, and his work can often be found on products developed for The National Trust and Dunoon Ceramics.
Richard’s watercolours are meticulously created by hand (and Brush) – not a computer in sight!
Check out Richards lovely website
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Like so many of my jigsaws, this was a purchased in support of my local hospice charity shop, Dorothy House
Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article promoting Ravensburger Puzzles
I personally do not agree with ‘rating’ a purchase, as the overall experience is all a matter of personal taste, which varies from person to person. However some review sites do demand a rating value, so when this review is posted to such a site, it will attract 5 out of 5 stars.