Artist profile: Lori Schory

Swan Lake by Lori Schory

One of our biggest and most popular collections from a particular artist are puzzles with images from Lori Schory. Her love of nature and collage-style artwork makes for a great puzzling experience, and these puzzles just fly off the shelf! She also have five brand new images you should be sure to check out below!

Lori was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1956, to parents who were also artists and studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Between a father who was an industrial designer, and a mother who was more of a portraitist, Lori was exposed to a diverse spectrum in the art world. It was clear at an early early age that she would pursue an art-related carrier. In 1981, she received her Master’s degree in Drawing and Painting, with honors, from Northern Illinois University. Lori has mastered the ancient craft of hand-painted signs, lettering on glass, and mural painting. She traveled the southern states doing murals for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide. Sometimes these commercial influences can even be seen in her fine art. She has a keen sense of composition, color and design.

Her artwork has been licensed for puzzles from SunsOut, White Mountain, Ravensburger and Elms, as well as a variety of journal covers, photo albums, screen savers and more. Lori’s art is distinctive and eye-catching with its vivid colors and thematic elements. She posts this beautiful quote on her website, which she says she does every day through her artwork:

“There’ll come a time in life
When there is nothing left to do
But go your own way
A time to follow your dreams
A time to finally stand up for your own beliefs.

Some things will always be stronger
Than time and distance
Deeper than language and ways
Like following your dreams

And learning to be yourself
Sharing with others
The magic you have found.”

Check out the new puzzles from SunsOut, now available on our website, here.


Great article: Jigsaw puzzles a tool for healing

A 77-year old woman completed more than 60 jigsaw puzzles – which are now displayed in an assisted living community – as part of her recovery from suffering a severe stroke on Thanksgiving 2010. This article is a heartwarming tale that gets to the heart of what we’re all about here at the Puzzle Warehouse: family, fun, and keeping a sharp mind. Read the full article here.

New Christmas Room!

Last month, we celebrated our 1st anniversary being open to the public, and boy has it been a ride! A year later, we’re facing our second holiday season and are very excited to offer you – our valued customers – more than 12,000 puzzles and games to choose from in our store here in St. Louis and online at
And Something New: we now have an entire Christmas room full of more than 300 holiday-themed jigsaw puzzles from 10 to 1500 pieces. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Celtic Collection of puzzles contains original and vivid artwork created by Dublin born artist Rachel Arbuckle. This is a stunning interpretation of the classic Christmas song. Purrfect Puzzles are made in The Netherlands to the highest quality, using recycled materials, in a compact ‘Eco Box’. The well-fitting pieces are varied, glare-free, durable and thicker than usual pieces.

2. Christmas Puzzleballs

These 3D puzzles by Ravensburger are a hit every holiday season! Turn this Christmas into a life-long memory by building your very own Puzzleball ornaments! Each Puzzleball has 60 interlocking pieces that come together to form a holiday scene ornament that can be hung on the tree with included nylon string. We have several non-Christmas theme puzzle balls for year-round puzzling fun, too.

3. Puzzles to Remember – Poinsettia & Pine Cones

A holiday favorite, the poinsettia, comes to life as you put together this vivid jigsaw puzzle. The Puzzles to Remember series by Springbok is a fun way to enjoy puzzling while minimizing the time it takes to piece together. These puzzles are the same finished size as standard 500-piece puzzles, but contain only 12 or 36 large pieces, making it much easier to finish. There are more than 10 puzzles in this series.

4. Pintoo’s plastic puzzles

As the only carrier in the USA of these unique puzzles, Puzzle Warehouse is excited to bring you a collection of puzzles that feature long-lasting, interlocking plastic pieces. These puzzles do not require glue after assembled (they can be hung right up) and offer greater flexibility and presentability than traditional jigsaw puzzles. Pintoo offers more than 120 images in puzzles ranging from 40 to 1000 pieces, 3D, and Miniatures!


Classic Cars Jigsaw Puzzles

There were days when, if you had a car, you could wander the streets safely. Traffic jams did not exist, and there were less rules and, of course, less cars. Environmental issues were just starting to make surface, there was enough fuel for everybody and car makers and customers didn’t worry about fuel consumption. In these golden days, you needed some serious mechanic skills if you wanted to drive your car around the country. There were no companies to call in the middle of the night if your car broke down on an unknown country road.

The cars that you used to see during those days are now considered antiques. But these classic cars will always remain in our memory, not only for their beautiful design and sometimes outrageous performances, but also for the way of life and decades they stood for.

Puzzle Warehouse brings you, classic cars amateur, Classic cars Jigsaw Puzzles. Among the many puzzles that fit into the category, you will be pleased to learn about the Classic Corvette Mosaic, a large Corvette made out of thousands of tiny Corvette photographs. And if you don’t like the Corvette, there’s nothing better than a classic Mustang, like the one in the Classics-Top Prize jigsaw puzzle.

And that’s not everything Puzzle Warehouse has to offer to those who love classic cars. A lot more beautiful jigsaw puzzles depicting classic cars and scenes featuring classic cars are waiting to be discovered at the online store, for some, of course, classic prices.

Childhood Dreams Jigsaw Puzzles

Where do you work? Is this the place where you imagined yourself to be when you were just a kid? What kind of car do you drive? Is it a firetruck? Is it a police car? Do you save lives? If the answer to any of these questions is affirmative, you might be among the lucky ones. Those that are living their childhood dreams.

For most of us, on the other hand, those childhood dreams are nothing but mere dreams. And it’s probably just the way they should be. When you’re a child, your vision of the world usually skips the bad things and only retains the beautiful, the dreamy, the positive and the amazing. There’s no bureaucracy, no real danger, no economic crisis, no sadness in a childhood dream, because a childhood dream is a fairytale.

Puzzle Warehouse invites you to become a child again with the small Childhood Dreams jigsaw puzzle series. The pictures are signed by Dan Halala, an artist who managed to draw some very expressive pictures. Each of them has 1000 pieces and a very generous finished size of 19.25″ x 26.75″.

There’s the Firehouse, the Whistlestop, the Policeman and the Barnyard, in which you will find most of your childhood heroes, vehicles and dreams. An ideal world waits for you to be discovered again in every box, but we should warn you. In order to assemble the puzzle and get the best of it, you need a child’s vision. So either get your children involved with you or go back in time, even if it’s only for a couple of hours, and try to see the world through a child’s gaze, once again.