While we were all confined to our pyjamas over the weekend, we struggled to find something that would keep us entertained but wasn't overly challenging for our tired, feverish bodies. Puzzles were the answer. Thankfully I had a fresh stack I had picked up from the thrift store not long ago. I think we put together about twelve in all. Thrift store puzzles are always a risk...you never know if all the pieces will be there until you actually put it together. We were quite fortunate to not have one missing piece.
The top one, the bird collage, is from a piece of artwork by Lori Siebert. Curious about her, I did a quick google search only to find she is quite a prolific artist and can be found all over the internet.
The bottom puzzle is from a painting by Richard Estes. This was a fun find as Estes was an artist I became very familiar with when I was in my late teens. When I worked and lived in Maine in my college years, he lived in a house down the street from me...for all I know he still lives there. Anyway, as a photo realist painter, I was as fascinated by his work as I was by that of Chuck Close.
We all made it back to school today and the puzzles are once again safely tucked into their boxes.
Wishing you all good health!