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PUZZLES
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NEW PUZZLES
Circle au natural
$250
Description: No stain, no paint, just a light coat of polyurethane on the front side. Could be a problem telling back from front. 251 pieces (11.5 diameter circle)
Materials: Polyurethane (water based)
Difficulty: 
 
Circle of terror
$80
Description: A reddish circle with apple green neon projections. Pieces cut on a curve to resemble the outside of the circle. 6 inch diameter, 82 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Golden trojan horse
$50
Description: Don't let this trojan horse fool you. 50 pieces, 8x6 inches
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg
Difficulty: 
 
Particle tree
$60
Description: Image generated using an artist program called particles. I think it is a pretty neat image of a grasses scene with a tree. It appears to be floating in the sky. 6x6, 90 pieces.
Materials: Image.
Difficulty: 
 
Love heart
$150
Description: A large heart (10.5" x 12") with centers of most pieces removed. The word LOVE is spelled out in the heart. 92 pieces.
Materials: Stains.
Difficulty: 
 
Don't give a hoot
$60
Description: An owl, crazy but nice. Approximately 7 inches tall with detailed wings. 63 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
14 Missing hearts
$125
Description: A medium sized heart (9"x5") with 14 "cut-out" hearts within. 111 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic print, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Sandy blue heart
$200
Description: A big blue heart (12x11) with layers of paint and sawdust, sanded to bring colors from below. Primary color is blue. 201 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Outhouse
$50
Description: Okay, I'm crazy but I thought an outhouse would be a different puzzle. 71 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint and water based stains, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Aqua starfish with stars
$40
Description: Seems I'm all about crabs, starfish and seahorses, so here is another starfish. 5x5, 49 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Neon scrap
$30
Description: Bright neon pieces. This piece was initially just going to be for my pleasure. A leftover piece of wood for improving my cutting skills. About 3 x 3 inches. 15 intricate pieces.
Materials: Neon acrylic paints, ttg.
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Pumpkin circle
$40
Description: A pumpkin like puzzle with knobs and curved cuts to resemble the outside. A little more difficult than I thought. 41 pieces 6 inch diameter.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Pink purple green starfish
$40
Description: A loopy pieced (69) starfish, what another starfish? 5x5
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Curly copper head
$35
Description: Seems I'm all about crabs, starfish and seahorses, perhaps also small turtles. 6x4, 41 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Purple starfish with yellow leg
$40
Description: Seems I'm all about crabs, starfish and seahorses, so here is another starfish but with a newly regenerated leg and one that has almost healed. 5x5, 49 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Rainbow crab
$60
Description: Seems I'm all about crabs, starfish and seahorses, so here is another crab. 6x4, 66 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Mushroom in the sunlight
$100
Description: A photograph of a white mushroom suddenly in a patch of sunlight. 7x7, 143 pieces.
Materials: Image.
Difficulty: 
 
Crab leftovers
$40
Description: This little puzzle is from wood that remained after cutting the shapes of two crabs facing each other. 64 small stained pieces of a strange shape. If you look closely you can see the missing crab parts. 3x4 inches
Materials: Water based stains.
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Elephant with figurals
$50
Description: Elephant contains a giraffe, an elephant and a rhino. 58 pieces 7x5
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Artsy spotted curved trangle
$40
Description: A smallish blended painted "triangle", very artsy. 3x5 inches, 56 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints. ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Red white and blue canon
$40
Description: Well, I think it looks like a canon. Each piece was painted red, white and blue. This is a "green puzzle", one made from wood that might have been discarded. 4x4, 49 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Is there a pattern.
$100
Description: Large seahorse with a color pattern. 131 small lobular pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint.
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zipper tailed seahorse
$100
Description: Large seahorse with a green streak (gel pen). 125 pieces
Materials: Metallic acrylics, gel pen, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Slotted seahorse
$95
Description: A large seahorse with slots (more difficult?) 111 pieces, 9x5 inches.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
AVAILABLE PUZZLES
Lunar mitosis
$200
Description: Tulle textured stringy nucleaic acid pieces, 201 of them. In a way resembling cellular reproduction.
Materials: Tulle surface painted with acrylic paints, water-based polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Lazy heart
$200
Description: Size matters especially when your heart has been sat on by someone. Crazy wandering pieces (96 of 'em)
Materials: Stains, acrylic paint, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Crazy colors
$250
Description: Follow the curves of this colored puzzles. A beautiful piece measuring approximately 11.5 x 10.5 inches. Sometimes inspiration comes slowly and this puzzle took 8 months. Each piece stained in immediately painted so you can still see the grain of the wood. Blue ribbon winner of 2013 Montgomery Villa
Materials: Water based stain, acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle
Difficulty: 
 
Hurricane X - 226 pieces
$300
Description: Every summer the weather channel shows us radar images of the big storms. This is my take of one of the radar images.
Materials: Acrylic paint, sesame seeds for texture, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Firey heart
$80
Description: Hearts with curls series, Colors of the flames, zipper cuts in the upper level, more difficult? Do you know anyone with a firey heart? 91 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
the oval office
$50
Description: Something a little different, double sided, many oval shapes, took me between and hour to hour and a half to assemble. 55 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
6-9
$200
Description: Another illusion, line cuts, design like a six and a nine.
Materials: Print, epoxy, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
falling people
$75
Description: Bright colors, crazy shapes, not the artist's favorite. 75 pieces.
Materials: acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Congo front and back
$100
Description: This is a photo taken with my zoom lens and cropped in photogshop. The photo is a really well done Congo costume. Would appear easy to assemble but many areas are very similar. 118 pieces
Materials: Image
Difficulty: 
 
Captain Hook's Star
$80
Description: A wood burned helices hide among the dots and dashes, many hook pieces, knobby star with the knob pieces being cut similar. 92 pieces. 9 inches tip to tip.
Materials: Interference paints, wood burning, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Long haired dachshund
$125
Description: I had a commission for a dachshund but I didn't know it was the short haired type. I had made this one before it was communicated to me. See I do love the spiral shapes, all 107 pieces.
Materials: Stain.
Difficulty: 
 
Hair Dryer
$200
Description: I doodle, I doodle but it became a hair dryer shape all on its own.
Materials: Water based stains, triple thick glaze finish.
Difficulty: 
 
The shade tree - 83 pieces, Italian poplar
$100
Description: Black with some hints of color, a very unique puzzle, elegant.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy resin.
Difficulty: 
 
Gravity west hemi
$200
Description: Gravity anomaly map of the western hemisphere, a Nasa image.
Materials: Photo, epoxy resin finish.
Difficulty: 
 
Sunspots
$200
Description: A golden lobular "sun" with pointy spots. About 10 inches in diameter. 178 pieces
Materials: Gel markers, acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
tracking the heart of a wanderer
$80
Description: Tracking? Wood burning that resembles RR tracks which wander all over this heart. A wood burned heart and the letters I LOVE U appear at the bottom right. I really like this one. 78 pieces
Materials: Stains, wood burning, acrylic paint, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Catalina y Pilar (catapillar)
$250
Description: Two intermingled "catapillars". Because the pieces just butt against one another I magnetized them.
Materials: Acrylic paint, polyurethane, magnets. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Inner works
$100
Description: You might say why so much for a 15 piece puzzle? This is one of my favorite creations. Influence? Diana Kaiser, beautiful use of blending paints and puzzles.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
84st onlookers
$90
Description: This is a photo taken during the 2013 Carnaval de Barranquilla at a parade on 84th street. I think it is the last parade of Carnaval. It shows a very mixed crowd with twin boys excited to see every crazy thing. 143 pieces.
Materials: Image.
Difficulty: 
 
Colorful intersections
$150
Description: Notice the little bits of white at the intersections. This is an image created with Inkscape and printed. The bright colors reflect the flag colors of a number of countries. 8 x 7 inches - 98 pieces
Materials: Printed image. Wooden jigsaw puzzle
Difficulty: 
 
Bluesy heart
$60
Description: Hearts with curls series, shades of blue. What can I say about a blue heart? 58 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Happy Bear
$40
Description: Well, I have to do something cute once in a while. 50 pieces.
Materials: Stains, non-stained. TTG.
Difficulty: 
 
purple eggs
$25
Description: Experimenting with blending colors. 11 pieces.
Materials: acrylic paints. ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
spiral without an edge
$250
Description: I like the idea of a borderless puzzle. This is what I have come up with, a puzzle in which the exterior and interior pieces are very similar. If you look closely, you can see the spiral shape. 219 pieces.
Materials: Water based stains, acrylics, polyurethane.
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crazy spotted turtle
$250
Description: I've had requests to do a turtle so I did 3 of a pattern for craft fairs. Then I went crazy with this one with many spots. I also tried to make if difficult. 11" X 10"
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Golden heart
$80
Description: Hearts with curls series, golden heart with red streaks! Do you have a heart of gold? Streaks of red - jealously? 92 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Popeye on a moto
$15
Description: I was experimenting with shapes, double sided.
Materials: Acrylic paints.
Difficulty: 
 
the bubble maker
$125
Description: The bubbles are coming from the cone below, centers have a common thread. Also 4 detailed pieces, the cone and the pink connector at the top. 56 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints,ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
black tennis shoes outlined
$75
Description: A photoshopped verion of a pair of tennis shoes. (107 pieces 7.5 x 5 inches)
Materials: Image.
Difficulty: 
 
Black sawdust
$150
Description: An interesting looking puzzle. The art of layers of colors and sawdust. Paint, sawdust and glue, paint of a different color, sawdust paint...sand, sand sand.
Materials: Acrylic paint, sawdust, glue, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Pink is pretty
$75
Description: You can feel the beauty under your fingertips.
Materials: Acrylic paint, interference paint,ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Steer skull
$75
Description: Shape of a steer's skull. (92 pieces, Tip to tip horns = 9.5 inches, across face 3.5 inches, head 6.3 inches.
Materials: Stains with acrylic paint, wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Small knobbed tri_angle
$30
Description: A cut edge border of this yellow and black small tray puzzle. In my opinion a very neat eye catching puzzle.
Materials: Acrylic paint, triple thick glaze.
Difficulty: 
 
Circles and polygons
$150
Description: A creation after a series called circles. I added some polygons to break up the circles. Circles have polygon knobs, polygons have lobular knobs. 12"x 11"
Materials: Stains with acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
maracuya
$125
Description: A photo of the purple passion flower or the Maracuya fruit plant taken at Brookside Gardens. 151 pieces
Materials: Photo, matte finish.
Difficulty: 
 
Blue ribbons in cranberry sauce
$350
Description: A cranberry field with a textured ribbon running through it. Different colors on other side or 2 puzzles in 1. Approx. 11 x 11 inches, 3/8 in plywood, 342 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint, glue, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
yellow heart i love you
$40
Description: Heart image created in photoshop (52 pieces, 5 x 5 inches)
Materials: Image with "I love you" - Missing. (glossy)
Difficulty: 
 
Loopy Circles
$200
Description: Designed from a doodle and colored using gel markers.
Materials: Gel markers, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
golden tennis shoe
$75
Description: A photoshopped version of a tennis shoe. (103 pieces 9.5 x 4.5 inches)
Materials: Image.
Difficulty: 
 
prototype i love you hearts
$35
Description: Heart image created in photoshop (60 pieces, 5 x 5 inches) $35 each
Materials: Image with "I love you" - Missing. (pink, black border-36 pieces, pink, red border-42 pieces) matte.
Difficulty: 
 
OH Snake
$60
Description: The art of Ohs or zeros. The snake and the surroundings are all O's.
Materials: Metallic gel pens, triple thick glaze.
Difficulty: 
 
Missing dinosaurs
$80
Description: The void spaces resemble dinosaurs? As a puzzle, remove the center piece to increase the difficulty some.
Materials: Acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Cresent face
$50
Description: The design for this puzzle came from a the shape of a scrap left over from some other puzzle. 11" X 5"
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Starry Illusion
$90
Description: Illusion? Look at it for a while.
Materials: Print, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
pink heart i love you
$40
Description: Heart image created in photoshop (60 pieces, 5 x 5 inches)
Materials: Image with "I love you" - Missing. (glossy)
Difficulty: 
 
Fingerprints
$150
Description: The idea for this puzzle came from a piece of hanging art I saw at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. It quickly became apparent that it was nothing like that piece of art. The depressions resemble fingerprints.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Blue Love
$30
Description: The arrow penetrating this heart is blue. What does that mean?
Materials: Acrylic paint, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Budding yeast
$100
Description: An image I created in shades of gray with a shiny epoxy surface. 89 pieces 8 x 9 inches
Materials: Printed image, epoxy.
Difficulty: 
 
Six Partitions
$200
Description: The idea was to make separated puzzles with the separation being lava flowing from a small mountain in the middle.
Materials: Acrylic paint, water based polyurethane, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Yeah, the sky is falling
$75
Description: Idea taken from wall hangings seen in Colombia. Best as a pair. Mixing increases difficulty. To me, a man looking at the sky in amazement. 127 pieces.
Materials: Water-based stains, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Hey, look the sky is falling
$75
Description: Idea taken from wall hangings seen in Colombia. Best as a pair. Mixing increases difficulty. To me, a man looking at the sky in amazement. 110 pieces.
Materials: Water-based stains, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Baby duplicates
$50
Description: A pair of puzzles, a double cut, interchangeable pieces. I wanted to try stack cutting so they had to painted differently.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy resin each piece after cutting.
Difficulty: 
 
Illusion pinwheel
$100
Description: An image of an optical illusion, black and white, 142 pieces.
Materials: Mounted image, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Stringy Elmar-like
$150
Description: Elmar influence again, but no epoxy. The black cord defines the color borders.
Materials: Black cord, metallic acrylic paints, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Six shooter
$100
Description: 3 puzzles in one, play one or mix and assemble them all. Made from 3/8 inch plywood. Recently refinished. This puzzle is perfect to display on a table in your home. It measures 11.5 " X 11.5". I think it is a beautiful piece of art.
Materials: Water based stains, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Black lines and color
$30
Description: A very colorful puzzle colored with gel markers.
Materials: Gel markers, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Blue mushroom
$50
Description: I've considered doing a series on Mushrooms...we'll see if that happens. Strangely, they don't look much like mushrooms.
Materials: Paint and stains.
Difficulty: 
 
Seeing orange spots
$50
Description: An artsy puzzle which grows on you the more you look at it. 45 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint, gel markers, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Alien Virus
$150
Description: One of a few puzzles created with projections. Weakly based on viruses of bacteria.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
purple shape
$40
Description: An image created in photoshop. (6 x 4.5 inches)
Materials: Image.
Difficulty: 
 
Some crazy cat
$80
Description: I "saw" these eyes. I could see a puzzle in them so I sawed around what I could see with these eyes. A crazy cat, a cat and a bat.
Materials: Acrylic paint, "eyes", epoxy resin.
Difficulty: 
 
The slanted edge
$42
Description: Old puzzle finally finished. All cuts on an angle, different! Not much of a challenge but intersting art.
Materials: Acrylic paint, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Three deer - stained
$100
Description: We have a lot of "wild" deer that visit the back yards during the night and eat everything. This puzzle is a tribute to my annoying but cute neighbors.
Materials: Water based stains, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Circulo Eagle
$250
Description: A creation from a doodle.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Blue Scorpion
$150
Description: Outline from hex based black scorpion but more complex pieces with swirls. A prettier presentation.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Black Scorpion
$150
Description: Based on connected hexagons a scorpion appears. I tried this 60 piece puzzle and it took me at least an hour to reassemble.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
The Art of Hidden Lines and Arcs.
$150
Description: The best "art" of the new puzzles. Follow the ends of the extensions and see a straight line or arc.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Brown Seahorse
$250
Description: One of many large seahorses, all different.
Materials: Magnetic wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paints imbedded in the epoxy covered pieces.
Difficulty: 
 
Rotating Snakes.
$200
Description: A puzzle that contains the work of Akiyoshi KITAOKA who is the master of illusion in my opinion. A puzzle cut along lines of the illusion.
Materials: Print, epoxy, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Solar palms
$150
Description: I have this parrot that has similar puzzle connections so I wanted to try a puzzle this way. Completely interlocking, can hold in the air from any point.
Materials: Acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
The Shield
$100
Description: The puzzle part of the shield has a layered painting technique. I ask people what can they see in the puzzle, answer - many things.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Elegance
$200
Description: Something simple, well I really don't know how simple it would be to get all the triangles back correctly.
Materials: Blended acrylics. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Mushroom
$250
Description: One of my personal favorites. Part of the idea came from a former co-worker but most of it was just another doodle.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, stains, 100% Imagination dust!
Difficulty: 
 
Octopus
$250
Description: I wanted something different than seahorses so I found a way to cut non perfect circles or circle parts to create the octopus.
Materials: Magnetic wooden jigsaw, acrylic paint.
Difficulty: 
 
Knobbed polys
$100
Description: An old puzzle used for webpage header.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Sesame Star
$100
Description: The puzzlers have tried this one! Not easy at all, no interlocking pieces, bummer!
Materials: Sesame seeds, acrylic paints and polyurethane. Magnetic wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
4 sections red
$150
Description: I wanted to try inserting colored filler in a divided puzzle. It worked.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle X 4, stain, play them individually or all at once.
Difficulty: 
 
Flames
$250
Description: A leftover became a beautiful piece of art.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paints.
Difficulty: 
 
Diamonds Forever
$300
Description: I wanted to show dramatic contrast with a polygonal shape, in this case - diamonds in a creative setting.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, stain, wb-polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Scorpion
$250
Description: On my scorpion/lobster kick. These large pieces are a bit tricky to line up since the edges resemble the inside lines. Changes color depending on light and direction being viewed.
Materials: Acrylic paints, candy sprinkles in wb-polyurethane, interference paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
The Smile
$250
Description: Definitely a big mouthed doodle and perhaps a cartoon or Star Wars character.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
He Man
$150
Description: For some reason I like the blended yellow-orange paints and wiggly edges to make solving more difficult. Takes about 40 minutes to solve.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Orange Abstract
$200
Description: I did 3 of these abstract type puzzles and the blue one went fast. What shapes do you see?
Materials: Magneitc wooden jigsaw, acrylic paint, epoxy.
Difficulty: 
 
Card Table
$150
Description: Didn't we all get caught up in the poker fad?
Materials: Water based stain and polyurethane, playing cards. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
199
$200
Description: 199 Pieces. I wanted to do some snake like shapes. The small puzzles take about 30 minutes. Mix them all and ??
Materials: Water based stains and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Goldilocks
$200
Description: This puzzle is a continuation of the polygonal idea but made with small simple polygons.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, water based stains, wb-polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Magnetic stars
$200
Description: A doodle that should have been a carving but I don't do carvings.
Materials: Acrylic paint topped with epoxy, magnets inserted in the rear! Ouch. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
SOLD PUZZLES
Flowertower of hearts
$50 (SOLD)
Description: A vine or flower of hearts to make you happy. 62 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints.
Difficulty: 
 
Flowing Reversible
$150 (SOLD)
Description: Stained on one side, painted on the other, can you flip it over? A slight influence by Diana Kaiser on this puzzle as well.
Materials: Acrylic paint, water based stain, water based polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Set of Blue backed Starfish
$200 (SOLD)
Description: The series of blue backed starfish. All can be picked up by a star tip. All with different cuts. Special price for the group. Two small starfish and two medium starfish.
Materials: Acrylic paint, interference paint, candy sprinkles, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Texture plus
$0 (SOLD)
Description: It took me a while but I have created another textured puzzle. Quite a bit of work involved since each piece is textured and stained/painted individually. My estimate is about 20 hours for this puzzle. If anyone is interested in a textured puzzle please contact me since this one is no longer availab
Materials: Water based stains mixed with acrylic paint, triple thick glaze finish.
Difficulty: 
 
Knobbed butterfly - 58 pieces
$125 (SOLD)
Description: Very colorful similar to another butterfly. This one made with puzzlers in miind therefore no real border to start on. Cruel I know! Oh yeah, the back is painted too!
Materials: Acrylic paint, triple thick glaze finish.
Difficulty: 
 
Sword
$300 (SOLD)
Description: Double sided sword (doble edge?) 172 piece puzzle cut in Cocobolo wood with nice contrasting coloration. Can be picked up and held vertically from the blade point or from the handle.
Materials: Wenge wood, polyurethane. Wooden Jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Horseshoes - 354 pieces
$0 (SOLD)
Description: A very colorful puzzle based on several "horseshoe shaped" pieces. Total piece count is 354 and each was painted individually. Many nice shapes, beautiful puzzle.
Materials: Acrylic paint, triple thick glaze finish.
Difficulty: 
 
Cactus - 117 pieces
$250 (SOLD)
Description: I've heard that cactus' grow out west so I could only use my imagination to create one of my own. Of course my is a potted variety.
Materials: Acrylic paint with ttg finish.
Difficulty: 
 
Natural heart
$100 (SOLD)
Description: Hearts with curls series, unstained, dark stain showing off delicate cutting. 104 pieces.
Materials: Water-based stain, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Native American
$150 (SOLD)
Description: Here is something different in my puzzle creations. I purchased a graphicsfactory.com image, enlarged it and traced around the edges on wood. After appropriate sanding I stained the facial area and painted the rest with acrylic paint. Finally I cut it into 161 pieces. It is finished with a couple of
Materials: Acrylic paint, water-based stain and polyurethane
Difficulty: 
 
Golden brown mushroom
$300 (SOLD)
Description: A puzzle that never got photographed? Thanks Washington Post and more precisely Ben Tankersly for taking this photo. Originally a doodle, cut in 3/8 inch plywood with many spiral pieces, approximately 11 x 11 inches.
Materials: Water-based stains, some acrylic paint, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
square spiral
$300 (SOLD)
Description: This piece had such beauty in the natural wood that I couldn't bear to cover it up. Since I have an affair with the spiral puzzle piece I decided to square one of, sort of. 203 pieces
Materials: Stains. ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Pair of hearts
$80 (SOLD)
Description: A pair of colorful hearts. Individually $50 but the pair can be had for just $80.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
The heart of the spiral
$200 (SOLD)
Description: Originally a doodle and it very closely resembles this doodle. A large spiral appears in a losse heart shape.
Materials: Water based stains, triple thick glaze finish.
Difficulty: 
 
Zip butterfly
$75
Description: A zipper cut butterfly.
Materials: acrylic paint
Difficulty: 
 
Heart that curls inside
$75 (SOLD)
Description: The border of this heart curls inside. The pieces have roughly heart shaped connectors. The word love appears in interference paint.
Materials: Acrylic paint, interference paint, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Heart
$250 (SOLD)
Description: Lovers and cardiac patients adore hearts. This one was dumpped during an art show and a piece disappeared. I have replaced the piece and intentionally left the color slightly different. History!
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Nine Hearts
$400 (SOLD)
Description: Puzzles within a puzzle. Nine heart puzzles in a larger heart puzzles. Made from 3/8 inch birch plywood and stained with various stains. Each puzzle has different shapes. Measures 15 inches across and almost 12 inches from top to bottom.
Materials: Water based stains, polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Mend a broken heart
$0 (SOLD)
Description: Two tray puzzles. Separate them and the heart is broken. Put them together and it is mended! Yipee.
Materials: Acrylic paint.
Difficulty: 
 
Blue and Gold Fan
$300 (SOLD)
Description: Influenced by photos of puzzles made by Diana Kaiser provided to me by master jigsaw cutter John Stokes (www.custompuzzlecraft.com). Modification, repainted.
Materials: Acrylic paint, water based polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
striped turtle
$50 (SOLD)
Description: Just playing with this pattern and wow...love this one.8" x 6"
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
yellow orange seahorse
$50 (SOLD)
Description: Another seahorse from a pattern but I was tired of the blues and greens. 7" x 3"
Materials: Acrylic paint, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Red and bleu crab
$75 (SOLD)
Description: Perhaps the first of a crab series? Have you ever seen a red and blue crab? Definitely not the blue crab of Maryland and Virginia. 64 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Veins of gold - 171 pieces
$250 (SOLD)
Description: I wanted to contrast black and gold and everyone likes Gold. The twist here is that there are tapered flanges that surround the ball of black.
Materials: Acrylic paint, a lot of sanding the flanges, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Found heart
$75 (SOLD)
Description: Across the street I found a plastic heart so I thought I can do something with that. This small puzzle is a very interesting piece of art in my opinion.
Materials: Plastic heart, acrylic paint, sand, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
King's crown
$300 (SOLD)
Description: An artistic creation from a doodle, what else! A combination of 3 simple colors makes a beautiful piece! Approx 11 x 11 inches, 260 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle
Difficulty: 
 
10 carnaval figures
$15 (SOLD)
Description: ($15 each/$100 for all 10) - 10 carnaval (Spanish spelling) facial images that I found interesting. Small 2 in. X 2 in. size. The piece number varies from 16-21.
Materials: Images.
Difficulty: 
 
colorful turtle 2
$50 (SOLD)
Description: Another turtle from pattern, artistically painted. 8" x 6"
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Patterned Dolphin
$50 (SOLD)
Description: A patterned dolphin with a glossy epoxy finish. About 7 inches long.
Materials: Printed image pattern, epoxy
Difficulty: 
 
Heart plant
$250 (SOLD)
Description: Did you know that hearts grow from other hearts? Well in this piece of jigsaw art they do! Magenta and yellow heart pieces are connected by green and blue stems. If picked up by the top heart the side branches bend down, looks neat. Interlocking.
Materials: Acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
5 Dolphins
$200 (SOLD)
Description: The dolphin inspires me as much as it does to other people. This set of 3 dolphins and the heads of 2 dolphins peering up at the other 3 are made of stained pieces with the majority of the pieces missing their interior. 113 interlocking pieces, could put them on your wall. (11 x 11 inches)
Materials: Stained pieces, centers removed. Wooden jigsaw puzzle
Difficulty: 
 
Undecided love
$45 (SOLD)
Description: A love multi-directional love arrow penetrating the undecided heart.
Materials: Acrylic paint, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Patterned Seahorse
$25 (SOLD)
Description: A patterned seahorse with a glossy epoxy finish. About 7 inches tall.
Materials: Printed image pattern, epoxy.
Difficulty: 
 
Brown and White
$200 (SOLD)
Description: This puzzle pattern was cut about 3 months before I got the inspiration for the cutting style and size of the pieces I'd use. Shouldn't be difficult if you pay attention.
Materials: Rosewood stain (wb), polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Multi-Headed Worm
$200 (SOLD)
Description: Similar type puzzle to the brown and white but with rounded edges. Completely INTERLOCKING, thus it can be picked up as one piece.
Materials: Red mahogany stain (wb), polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Lake Marion in Autumn (whoops-upside down!)
$100 (SOLD)
Description: Lake Marion is near my home. It is a great place to take photographs. This one is in the autumn. 200 pieces (7.5 x 10 inches).
Materials: Printed image.
Difficulty: 
 
Reflective Colors
$150 (SOLD)
Description: Big influence by the Colombia artist Elmar. I love the colors and covered with epoxy makes for a very attractive piece.
Materials: Metallic acrylic paints, polyurethane, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
62 Piece Starfish
$75 (SOLD)
Description: I've considered continuing my starfish line with several this size or a bit larger. I love this puzzle. Pieces are small, 62 in total.
Materials: Metallic acrylic paints, glass beads, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Perfect Circle
$350 (SOLD)
Description: I consider this to be my best scroll sawing effort to date. A genuine piece of art.
Materials: Water based stain and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Arrow Puzzle
$200 (SOLD)
Description: I stopped to ask directions, go this way, go that way, suddenly an arrow puzzle jumped into my mind.
Materials: Metallic acrylic paints, glass beads, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
5 Circles
$300 (SOLD)
Description: 5 interconnected colorful circles, cut and glued back together after painting. The idea of the circles came from a Christmas ornament pattern I saw and liked.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Zig Zag
$150 (SOLD)
Description: A creation from a doodle. I hope to make a larger puzzle with from the same doodle but with a different style of cutting.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Very Hearty
$300 (SOLD)
Description: Several hearts within one, several cutting styles, bonus Love.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Purse
$300 (SOLD)
Description: A 3D creation. A magnetic puzzle. 24 triangular magnetic pieces on both sides of the purse. Sorry, but it doesn't open.
Materials: Acrylic paints, water based polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Red-tipped Starfish
$75 (SOLD)
Description: # 1 of a series of 4 blue backed starfish, all with different cuts.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Heart of the Marimonda
$300 (SOLD)
Description: A heart with vibrant colors. Resembles the mask of a Marimonda from the carnaval de Barranquilla.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Seed Formation
$150 (SOLD)
Description: 106 small pieces in 2 separated puzzles. Creation originated as a doodle.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
3 Hearts.
$75 (SOLD)
Description: A large and 2 small hearts attached, blue red with all red on the other side to increase diffiulty.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Silver-lined Starfish
$50 (SOLD)
Description: # 2 of a series of 4 blue backed starfish, all with different cuts. Even though this one is simple, I like it a lot.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Money
$200 (SOLD)
Description: A modified dollar sign named Money by my grandson!
Materials: Acrylic paints, gorilla glue, water based polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Candy Starfish
$50 (SOLD)
Description: # 3 of a series of 4 blue backed starfish, all with different cuts.
Materials: Candy sprinkles, polyurethane, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Mermaid's baby
$50 (SOLD)
Description: Twisty pieces from an abstract embryonic mermaid, can you see it? Can you see anything else?
Materials: Acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Big Purple Starfish
$250 (SOLD)
Description: I have this thing for starfish especially those that a purple or lavender.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Crazy cat
$0 (SOLD)
Description: Wow, this creation existed as one piece for over a year before being cut. Has interesting features in the texture of the face.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Pastels
$150 (SOLD)
Description: Just in one of those moods where simple color was all I needed.
Materials: Water based stains mixed with acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Legs
$300 (SOLD)
Description: I've been wanting to do a puzzle with contrast staining and I think curves really express the contrast. At ArtOmatic, this puzzle appeared to be the most popular.
Materials: Water-based stains and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Cloudy Starfish
$75 (SOLD)
Description: # 4 of a series of 4 blue backed starfish, all with different cuts.
Materials: Acrylic paint, interference paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
3 Pointers
$250 (SOLD)
Description: I wanted a square knobbed polygonal puzzle and this is what came out.
Materials: Water based stains, polyurethane, acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Just Playing
$50 (SOLD)
Description: I have long had the small circles cut for a prior project that didn't work out. I decided to try to cut wild pieces! Result!
Materials: Water based stains, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Gold and Grey
$250 (SOLD)
Description: This brain shaped puzzle was another doodle that contains straight edged pieces.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paint.
Difficulty: 
 
Bars and more bars
$200 (SOLD)
Description: A similar idea as with the diamonds but without the high contrast.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, stain, wb-polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Manta Ray
$250 (SOLD)
Description: The shape resembles a Ray. Each piece has a different surface texture.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, lightly stained, wb-polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Pimples the Pumpkin
$100 (SOLD)
Description: Ha ha. Larges pieces with similar curves create this little challenge.
Materials: Acrylic paint and Gorilla glue. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Dragonfly
$300 (SOLD)
Description: While photographing some dragonflies I thought it would be cool to make a puzzle of a dragonfly. It took about 6 months to perfect the technique for transparent pieces with good support. I also wanted to get the irridescent colors of dragonflies when light hits their bodeis and wings.
Materials: Wings-epoxy, sprinkles, interference paints. Body-acrylic paint, gorilla glue, interference paints. Head-acrylic and interference paints, glass beads. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Small Seahorse
$300 (SOLD)
Description: Don't we all like seahorses? One of my favorites, originally not magnetized but was a bear to keep together.
Materials: Epoxy, magnets. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Sombrero
$150 (SOLD)
Description: I love these little knobby cuts and an array of colors, only found in bright sombreros, ha ha ha.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Santa's Boot
$75 (SOLD)
Description: Ho-ho-ho, Santa was grinding coffee when a dog started chewing on his boot, he fell over spilling paints all over it, then he gave it to ME. Took me 1.5 hours to put this puzzle together.
Materials: Glue and coffee topped with acrylic paint and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Magnetic Leaves
$250 (SOLD)
Description: A doodle (can you believe that?)that became a puzzle.
Materials: Magnetic wooden jigsaw, each piece individually colored with a mixture of acrylics and Gorilla glue.
Difficulty: 
 
EastNorthWest
$250 (SOLD)
Description: An inspirational doodle, a really neat puzzle with vacancies in the border.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, stains.
Difficulty: 
 
Lobster
$200 (SOLD)
Description: I really like the lobster/scorpion shape. Sea creatures were consumed by the lobster!
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paint.
Difficulty: 
 
Life
$150 (SOLD)
Description: I doodle a lot and this was one of them. The doodle didn't exactly look like this puzzle.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paints, contains LIFE.
Difficulty: 
 
Woodstocker
$200 (SOLD)
Description: This is another doodle that just happen to resemble Charlie Brown's pet bird.
Materials: Water based stains and acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Five Flames
$250 (SOLD)
Description: During the time period when I was making a few long thin curvy pieces. The surface of this puzzle is very smooth.
Materials: Water based stain and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Spherical Junction
$250 (SOLD)
Description: I'm a big fan of my tray puzzles but I wanted a bright one and one in which the border intruded into the puzzle area.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
LoopTloop
$200 (SOLD)
Description: A doodle with curvy brightly colored pieces, eye catching.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paint.
Difficulty: 
 
Propeller
$150 (SOLD)
Description: A doodle, more of a pastel mood in this creation.
Materials: Acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Snowflake
$200 (SOLD)
Description: Another favorite. Snow, hey I was born in the south where snow was rare. Snowflakes are beautiul, can't say the same for shovelling and driving in it!
Materials: Acrylic paints dragged through the epoxy coating. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Dagger
$200 (SOLD)
Description: Too many movies!
Materials: Acrylic paints, thin rope, a touch of epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Sectional Star
$300 (SOLD)
Description: The color blending done in the puzzle Elegance stimulated me to do more.
Materials: Blended acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Lightning
$250 (SOLD)
Description: A local blue ribbon winner. A doodle initiated creation and after the puzzle was cut the paint was ordered to create lightning.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paint.
Difficulty: 
 
Moon
$200 (SOLD)
Description: One of my first puzzles, 28 inches from tip to tip. Big pieces, little pieces.
Materials: Big regular wooden jigsaw puzzle, with several small tray puzzles, acrylic paint, we-polyurethatne.
Difficulty: 
 
Sprinkles the Dog
$125 (SOLD)
Description: Momma, lets bake some cookies and put sprinkles on top...well.
Materials: Epoxy and sprinkles. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Saints
$60 (SOLD)
Description: A commission puzzle for the owner of 2 great danes, beautiful dogs, very friendly, thank goodness!
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Alien Mask
$150 (SOLD)
Description: Triangular shapes was the inspiration but the final shape gave it the name.
Materials: Water based stains and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
butterfly
$50 (SOLD)
Description: A doodle, a familiar shape.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paint, interference paint.
Difficulty: 
 
GIFT PUZZLES
tennis shoe
$0
Description: NFS - Experiment with more intricate shapes, optical illusion image, 62 pieces.
Materials: Photo.
Difficulty: 
 
Funny daschund
$45
Description: A cartoonish dachshund.Given as 10th birthday present for James with autism.
Materials: Waterbased stains, acrylic paint, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Dog Bone
$75 (GIFT)
Description: Saw the dog bone bandana and the bone puzzle just fell into place!
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, cloth.
Difficulty: 
 
Lynn's Bass
$300 (GIFT)
Description: A gift for my step-son's Bass instructor, based on the Bass.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, stain, wb-polyurethane.
Difficulty: 
 
Triplets
$150 (GIFT)
Description: One of my early creations of creating puzzles in a circle.
Materials: Knobs, water based stains and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Shamrock
$50 (GIFT)
Description: This puzzle was created for St. Patrick's day and given to an Irish friend.
Materials: Bandana from a local store. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
Mom and daughter
$50 (GIFT)
Description: Occasionally, I will do images of people and the price will vary depending on size. I prefer using the wood to embellish the image.
Materials: Photo. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
    
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