Life Is A … Jigsaw Puzzle!

Do you ever feel like you get all the jigsaw pieces to fit together in a nice, neat little picture and then someone comes along and disturbs it… and all your pieces go flying!!  😉

You are left in a scramble like these scraps of paper:

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I started by randomly gluing scraps of my Gelli-prints with a glue stick to a piece of paper like I did here.

There is something rewarding to just laying out your pieces to a jigsaw puzzle.  Maybe it is the anticipation in solving the puzzle?  🙂

I then use a pencil to accent each shape and a blending stick to blend the pencil to give the shape dimension.  As you can see I am about halfway done in this photo:

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This is not a fast process – kind of like searching for that end piece in ALL those 5000 puzzle pieces!  But it helps me process information.  It gives me time to think about my options…

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My puzzle is complete although it looks totally messy.  Kind of like life I guess…

Sometimes life’s puzzle pieces fit together easily and other times nothing seems to connect!  But you just keep looking for the pieces because you know there is a bigger picture in the end.

Cheers Friends!  🙂

14 responses to “Life Is A … Jigsaw Puzzle!

  1. this is lovely Jill! love the colors and pathways, the negative spaces…. great designing!
    I like these challenges, these ‘artistic puzzles’ that make us think!

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  2. This image immediately attracted me in the Reader. Love the texture and the layering. And philosophy too. (K)

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  3. Fun and exciting to look at, love the colors!

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  4. Very beautiful to look at! Hope you are feeling s little less scrambled and some of the pieces come together. 😘

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  5. Nice puzzle Jill. Life is one big jumbled puzzle and all we can do is try and make the pieces fit. I like that scenario.

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  6. This is fabulous! Love all the colors and pieces…and wonderful message to ponder too! 😍

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