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Picture Puzzle PicturesNashville – February 10, 2016


Susan Roethemeyer

Picture Puzzle Pictures

Picture puzzles have been popular for decades.

Centuries, even.

Picturesque landscapes and crowded boat docks are very popular subjects.

Paintings by Van Gough, Renoir, Monet, and countless known and unknown (but still good) artists are used.

Photos of famous buildings, like the White House, or Mad King Ludwig’s castle are popular, and challenging for the repetition of the windows and straight lines.

I got so good at the standards like boat docks and mill ponds, that I would put them together in record time.

One day I bought a puzzle at a thrift store that had no picture included with it, it was just in a baggie.

What fun to try to figure out what the picture was! All put together, it was a picture of fruit and vegetables spread across the field of vision, nothing else.

That one took a little longer, but it was worth it to see what I had put together blind – so to speak.

Recently, I had another one to put together without the guiding picture. I got just so far, and then the remaining pieces were so mysterious, I could not figure it out.

So, I finally resorted to the internet. Looking up the artist, I scrolled through the paintings to find something resembling what I had already pieced together.

It turned out to be three children at a pretend tea party, with flowered hats and lace clothes.

What I thought it was – was a couple of turn of the century ladies having tea at a restaurant!

Many times the Nashville Public Library will put out a puzzle for their patrons to piece together.

I will go over and work on it, If I have the time.

But I think I will keep a picture handy from now on, just in case I get stuck!