…and currently they are all over my desk.
You see, a few days ago, I was given a gift by my MiL – an awesome wolf jigsaw, with a bit of a twist.
You have to colour it in yourself!
Well, colouring in and jigsaws are both things I enjoy doing to settle my mind so this seemed perfect.
I decided to make it my November/Lockdown Mindfulness Project.
Now, a sane person would make the jigsaw first, and then colour it in afterwards.
Reader, I am not a sane person.
I decided I would just go for it willy nilly and colour the pieces first, then put the jigsaw together.
I picked out a set of colours to work with, grabbed a handful of pieces and set to work.
So far, so funky.
After a bit I decided to colour all the edge pieces first, and get them put together before working on the middle.
This is where the regrets crept in.
I regretted my cocksure attitude that I am good enough at jigsaws to not be bothered by the totally random colours on the pieces.
I *am* good enough to do it, it turns out.
But oh boy do I have to think about it!
There is a LOT of me squinting at the box and following swirly lines with my fingers to figure stuff out, I can tell you.
But with the edges done, I am now trying to figure out the middle… and the middle is *hard*.
I’m starting with bits that are easiest to figure out (such as Wolfy’s nose) and hoping that I can work out from there to the edges.
And whilst I am looking forward to the Pop-Art style result… it would definitely have been easier to make first and colour later!!!
I will hopefully be back with a finished product to show you before the end of the month!!