This week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day features the American WWII icon Rosie the Riveter, by Norman Rockwell. Rosie represents the women who took hard labor jobs during WWII to replace the male workers sent overseas by the draft. She started out as a propaganda figure, motivating women to serve their country on the home front, and has since become an American feminist icon.
Norman Rockwell was an American painter whose knack for capturing the essence of working-class people and their everyday lives has gained him a place in the heart of American history. He is known especially for his illustrations on the covers of the Saturday Evening Post, which he did for 47 years, producing more than 300 covers.
Rockwell’s depiction of Rosie the Riveter on this puzzle shows her on her lunch break, perched in front of a huge American flag with a riveter in her lap and a half-eaten sandwich in hand. Her shoulders are squared and her chin lifted proudly. Her small face and delicate features contrast with a thick neck and muscular arms. The dirt-smudged, girly face on an otherwise manly body illustrates the dual role that women played in that era, of both wife/mother and industrial laborer.
In honor of the midterm elections that took place in the U.S. earlier this week, today’s jigsaw puzzle of the day has a patriotic theme. Flags Over the Capitol, by Thomas Kinkade, is a 750 piece puzzle, showing a shimmering vision of the United States Capitol Building, decked out with dozens of American flags.
Thomas Kinkade, rightly known as the “Painter of Light,” has a distinct style defined by soft shapes and warm, glowing light. His paintings often have religious or patriotic themes, with an emphasis on family and community values. About Flags Over the Capitol, he said, “Nothing brings out American pride more than a celebration with flags flying overhead and banners strung from every window. This is a time when friends, families and neighbors join together in a spectacular display of unity and patriotism.”
Flags Over the Capitol is a popular one of Kinkade’s paintings, featured on everything from beer steins to refrigerator magnets, to—you guessed it—jigsaw puzzles! This one created by Ceaco! will literally shimmer as you piece it together, and will fill your heart with patriotic pride.
Looking for a new challenge? We recommend you try the Wasjig jigsaw puzzles from Puzzle Warehouse. These are no ordinary puzzles. Wasgij puzzles, as the name suggests, are the opposite of a jigsaw puzzle. Each of these puzzles depicts a deliciously complex event, but what that event is is a mystery. The box to the puzzle only shows the spectators’ reactions to this event. In order to figure out what’s happening in the puzzle, you first have to put it together- without the aid of a corresponding picture on the box. If you’ve never put together a puzzle without the help of the box, you’re in for a challenging treat.
Puzzle Warehouse currently offers 29 different Wasgij jigsaw puzzles to choose from. With themes varying from “Drama at the Opera” to “Time Travel”, you’re sure to find a subject that peaks your interest. The cartoon-style of the picture on the box is only a prelude to the hilarious scene you’ll uncover when the puzzle is completed. Decide between 500 and 1000 pieces, whichever fits your skill level and ambition. These puzzles, brought to you by Jumbo, are suitable for adults, so put the kids to bed and invite your friends over to join in the fun!
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and visit the country with this week’s jigsawPuzzle of the Day. The puzzle called Country Village takes us back to simpler time and place, where you can break away from the stress of the everyday and relax to some pleasant scenery. The serenity pictured here is something we all can envy.
Imagine a sunny day in the country. A little village is nestled in a valley and you can see the hills rising in the distance. A shepherd herds his flock down a dirt path, taking them to graze in a pasture. A villager climbs a ladder to repair his thatched roof.
The children play at the edge of a stream, one waiting with his fishing pole in hand. In the stream, the ducks float lazily, and a row boat is docked at the shore.
The town is idyllic, and the villagers all seem content with their lives. The peaceful feeling extends to the animals as well. A dog calmly lies next to a cat, birds circle overhead, and the horses take a leisurely walk down the path. Even the colors in the picture seem to get along. The brilliant blues in the sky and stream mix well with the vibrant green in the hills and trees. Flowers nearly burst out of the scene.
Country Village by Jumbo! will draw you into a world of peace and beauty. With 1500 pieces, it’s perfect for adult puzzle-lovers who are looking for a challenge. Try it today!
The air is crisp, the pumpkins are displayed on the porch, the witches are flying in the sky…just in time for Halloween…have a howling good time working a wolf jigsaw puzzle!
Wolves have been a subject of fascination for years. Known for their thick coats, long, sharp teeth, intelligent eyes, and mostly for their piercing howl, wolves continue to pique our interest. Maybe it’s their tendency to live as a family (wolf packs) that we identify with, or the way they nurture their young. Perhaps it’s their resemblance to our beloved domestic dog. Whatever it is that appeals to us the most, wolves continue to play a major role in movies, TV shows and in artwork. Often depicted in folklore and history, some have believed the wolf to have magical and spiritual characteristics as well.
We certainly can’t forget to mention the legendary wolf-human hybrid, the werewolf. Recent popular books and movies have brought the mysterious character back to the forefront in pop culture.
It’s no surprise then, that the wolf is depicted in many forms in jigsaw puzzles. Both in photograph and illustrated form, wolves are shown braving the elements and howling on a dark night or even as little wolf pups playing with their mother. There are also beautiful depictions of wolves in Native American settings. With wolf jigsaw puzzles ranging from 24-1500 pieces, you’re sure to find one to enjoy.
Celebrate Halloween by choosing a wolf jigsaw puzzle as your next puzzling project. It’s a great way to connect family and friends on a spooky night of fun.