Wednesday, January 12, 2011


01.12.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

A colorful splash of precisely cut cardboard designed to link perfectly with its 'neighbors' - the traditional puzzle! This puzzle is deceptively difficult - not by the image it creates, but the size of the larger than a fingernail. I'll be pleasantly surprised if the completed puzzle is just that (completed!) - without any missing pieces! Hopefully the bright colors will keep any errant pieces from being sucked up by the vacuum cleaner?! :)

Putting the puzzle pieces together can be an overwhelming task, a therapeutic challenge, or an enjoyable activity...perhaps even all three! Like problem-solving, one needs to both focus and free the mind for optimal results ... it takes both the rational and the intuitive to be successful. Problem solved and task accomplished bring meaning, but the process of assembly can bring satisfaction, as well. Lorenzo Walker campus, Naples, FL


  1. I'm not a puzzle person myself but I love this photo. I think puzzles are a great pastime but I just don't have the patience. I like that the focus is central. Good luck. I hope you manage to complete it without losing any pieces.

  2. Great macro shot! Love all the colors.

  3. Really cool image! Great colours and shallow DOF.

  4. The process of assembly can be good for all sorts of thinking along the way. Haven't done a puzzle for years.