The artwork is by Israel Dov Rosenbaum 1877 and is called Design for the Eastern wall. It made a very satisfactory jigsaw as there was so much detail. Unlike the earlier ones of acres of Scottish bog and blue sky with the odd cloud, these animals, birds and artifacts all offered a clue for the compiler.
A completion of sorts for these strange times. DH and I sat around the table in the front window with a glass before supper, for a couple of nights, and watched the world go by. Not quite a street café in Munich or Palermo, but a change in the current limited routine.
Enjoyed some fresh smoked haddock from the fish van.
I love your jigsaw, Anne. Interesting you should say the intricate design offered clues to help in construction. One of the most challenging I have encountered in recent years was a sort of jungle scene which included impossible juxtapositions of exotic birds, butterflies, snakes and, centre stage, an elephant and a tiger. You might consider them the stating point. In truth they were the last pieces of the jigsaw to come together. I often think there is a strong correlation between jigsaws and writing.
Hi Ann, I googled the piece and it used to provide greetings cards now out of stock. I might look again in a few months because it’s rather lovely. Like you, I would have thought the big animals in yours the starting point. I started this one with the pillars and snakes. The most dificult areas were the scrolls although even with them some were sort of yellowish rather than just black and white. Glad to see you on here and hope that means you’re keeping well. Anne
Keeping well, thank you, but finding enforced isolation is affecting motivation to write. At present the garden is getting more attention.
Ann, I think that’s really common. Let’s hope the other comes back. Anne
Well done with the jigsaw. Loving the table in the window/cafe idea.
Hi anne, It was the DH’s idea and actually, it worked rather well. Might be the sherry tonight… Anne
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