Friday, 13 January 2017

Mandalas Puzzle

Do you like doing jigsaw puzzles? Personally, I don't have the patience to sit and figure them out, but My Rare One does. It's one of her Christmas traditions each year to put together a puzzle over the holiday season, so I always buy her one for that purpose.

This year I got her a black-and-white jigsaw of mandalas. The puzzle was hard to do because there was no help or guidance from a colour scheme.

Here she is putting in the final piece!


Then she had the fun of colouring it with markers! Yes, this puzzle is part of the "adult colouring book" craze that is still apparently going strong. So it was kind of "two gifts in one!"


Ta da! Completed!


Now that it's coloured, it would be much easier to put together a second time, if she ever decides to do it again.

[Photos by My Rare One, December 2016]

45 comments:

Mark said...

They look beautiful. She did a great job to complete it and colour it all in without much assistance. I don't really have the patience for jigsaws myself. Or the room for that matter.

DEZMOND said...

Bravo for her, looks to complicated a job for myself but I do love the craze of adults colouring things lately

LL Cool Joe said...

Very cool! I've never seen a colouring in jigsaw before, but that looks like double the fun. I bet it was quite a challenge too.

Bob Slatten said...

Okay, a puzzle? No, not interested in the least because I am an adult.
But, wait; what? A puzzle you can put together and then color? Sign.Me.Up!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

So SOOOO pretty!! Well done Rare One! :)

The Blog Fodder said...

Jigsaw puzzles were a tradition in our home too, both when I was a kid and when my kids were young. I enjoy them if I have space (rarely) and time (rarely). So many of the landscapes or critter pictures on FB would make such wonderful puzzles

mistress maddie said...

Wow!!!!! That is downright beautiful. She should frame that. I love the colors she choose. We had coloring book at the store this year as part of a stocking stuffer shop for adults. They were sold out in three weeks. Tells me, we do still wish we were kids.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I didn't know they had puzzles like the colouring books. Very cool. Although I don't think I'd have the patience the way your Rare One does. Once upon a time I did. Not anymore. But I love the colouring book craze. I have quite a few that I enjoy. Some are awesome. Like my tattoo one. The images are spectacular. And then there's what I call my 'perfect for shedding stress' colouring book. The title of that one is "Fuck Off, I'm Colouring". I always feel much better after working on that one :)

Bob Johns said...

WOW that does look hard congrats to her and putting it together. It looks good done.

Marie Smith said...

Such a great gift, versatile, a challenge and creative. Love it! Beautiful!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love puzzles! this one is really cool!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love a gift that keeps on giving, so I might have to give (myself) one of these!

Toni said...

Awesome. What patience and drive! It's beautiful.

Linda deV said...

I'm a fan. I find it so relaxing and distracting.

That one is a beauty.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What an awesome gift! I have always found jigsaw puzzles to be relaxing. Any other type of puzzle drives me nuts though.

John M said...

I don't do jigsaw puzzles but this came out beautiful.

HBF said...

So cool! That does look like it would be tough. My sister got a "The Little Mermaid" one and was able to finish it on her own in less than a hour. She challenged me to do the same. Yeah, that didn't happen!

Rosemary said...

Love the combinationas of colours used by your Rare One - remind me of the colours of Morocco and India.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love puzzles. But these days, I do them on the 12 inch tablet and then when I'm done, delete. So fun!

Leeanna Henderson said...

I love coloring mandalas. So de-stressful.


















anne marie in philly said...

YES, frame it! wonderful job, rare one!

Cheryl said...

I am like you and don't have the patience for doing a complicated puzzle. I also don't have the patience to color the newer adult coloring books as they are so detailed. Still...you rare one did it beautifully. It is really pretty.

Fairy Princess said...

I am back to blogging after a few year hiatus but when I left you and your rare one had parted.....this was news to my wicked little ears.

lady M said...

Your Rare One did a beautiful job coloring that.

Adam said...

I don't have the patience for either myself

AntiquityTravelers said...

that's what I was thinking .... if only you could color it before you try putting it together! very cool puzzle. We have lots of puzzles at our place. Perfect for a cold winter day

The Captain said...

I don't like jigsaws or colouring books either. Really not my cup of tea.

Linda said...

Very cool...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Missy George said...

Good gift choice. Fun to do. I used to do a lot of those. Really bothered my neck. I hope you're having a good weekend.

Jim said...

I am with you on the jigsaw puzzles, Debra. They make me frustrated! But these colouring books for adults I do like ....a lot!

Ron Troke said...

Very cool!
I am the jigsaw puzzle nut in our family. I found a doubled sided puzzle once and for the love of God couldn't finish it. Maybe because I was over 60 perhaps.
The adult colouring book craze snagged me too. My Edmonton bro gave me a Kew Garden colouring Book and I haven't the heart to touch the beautiful pencil sketches. No problem I massacred another jungle book instead!

Cheers and HNY 2017 to the both of you!

dbs said...

I miss puzzles. Glad people are still into them. I think my cell phone is controlling my life.

Insomniac's Attic said...

We used to buy a puzzle every year when the kids were still at home. Soon as Xmas dinner was cleared away, the dining room table was out of commission until the puzzle was done. Sometimes it took months! lol

I'm not sure if I could do one without colour - your Rare One has vast amounts of patience. Actually, I'm not sure I could even finish colouring it before losing interest. :)

Lynn said...

That is so cool! I do like jigsaw puzzles, but rarely take the time to do them anymore. When I do work on them, I like to work on them a little at a time - even if it takes three months. That drove my ex-husband crazy - he would decide to finish them for me and do it quickly, so I stopped getting them when I was with him. (One more reason to divorce him!) :)

Melancholy and Menace said...

That's beautiful! What a great idea.

I love jigsaws, and this Christmas, my partner and I discovered a 'Columbo Mystery Jigsaw' in a local charity shop. We had loads of fun putting it together and figuring out the mystery :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Love!! I have never seen these kind of jigsaw puzzles before! Debra, you could have this framed, if you wanted to? Just an idea? Tell your Rare One, she did an amazing job! (By the way, you made me laugh with your comment on my blog, about HBC! LOL!) Big Hugs!

Willym said...

Brava o Rare One! I don't have the patience for a real jigsaw puzzle but love doing the online ones. The New Yorker has a whole series online based on past covers - quite fun.

And what an ingenious idea to wed the two - jigsaw and colouring book.

Fundy Blue said...

I love jigsaw puzzles! How cool that your Rare One does. Now she can glue it on a backing, frame it, and hang it as a piece of art ~ a great Newfie tradition!

baili said...

She did it wonderfully dear Debra !
my younger son is though moody but in summer vacations he always spend much of his time in solving puzzles and i feel happy for him that he sometimes take much time but finally does it all by his own.
this one came out after coloring amazingly beautiful .it took long stare !
Hugs !

Debi said...

I admire the patience, and creative dedication! Truly inspirational, as I have slumped , suffering from WTF, must stop wringing my hands !
Your post tells me to focus on what I can control! Thank you, going hunting for puzzle like yours! 🙋❤️👍🇨🇦

John Gray said...

Yes lovely but doing them would send me into a rubber room!

bella said...

Cool! I used to LOVE doing puzzles and then glueing them together and hanging them on my wall when I was a kid. I don't think I'd have the patience for this one, though. Need some color and a picture to look at to guide me.

JACKIESUE said...

I love puzzles..but trust me..you can't do puzzles and have a cat..Thom and I love coloring in the adult coloring books..that one is really beautiful.

Fearsome Beard said...

Oh my!

Barbara said...

That's interesting. I do love puzzles but I've been seen one to color. Who knew?