puzzling

One of my closest friends gave me a Pomegranate 1,000 Art Piece Puzzle for Christmas, and putting all the pieces together is both frustrating, at least initially, and then tremendously satisfying as you get closer to completing it.

I attempted the tried-and-true approach of finding the border pieces first but that threw me off somewhat. So switched gears and completed the puzzle by design/color area of this Charley Harper artwork. I was surprised how long it took me to complete. If I had to guess, I would say at least 12 hours. Hoping the next one might go a bit quicker.