Puzzle of the Day – Flags Over the Capitol

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.

Puzzle of the Day – Country Village

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!

Puzzle of the Day – Friends on Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, this week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day is the aptly titled Friends on Halloween. Autumn colors, spooky decorations, and trick-or-treaters are all themes invoked, sure to get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday. Take a break from the routine and put together a whimsical puzzle to celebrate the season.

This puzzle by Sunsout features the artwork of Doug Laird. In the distance there’s a beautiful home. Light pours from the window and smoke drifts out of the chimney. The yard is decorated to the nines with floating bats, a skeleton hung from a gnarled tree, and brightly lit jack-o-lanterns. Their ghoulish faces leer at passersby. In the foreground, a black cat on a fencepost arches his back- an iconic Halloween image. The trick-or-treaters are dressed in an array of costumes, eager to carry away their haul of candy in plastic pumpkin buckets. Even the dog gets in on the act.

This beautifully composed image will leave you feeling nostalgic for your childhood, prepare you for the little ghosts and ghouls to come knocking at your door, and have you pulling out decorations and carving pumpkins of your own. The combination of light and shadow creates interesting variations in the picture.

With 1000 pieces, Friends on Halloween will keep you entertained for hours. There’s enough pieces to present a challenge for even the most seasoned puzzler, and enough variety to keep you interested. For an even more enjoyable evening, invite your friends over on Halloween to join in the fun.

Puzzle of the Day – Harper, The Rocky Mountains

Artist Charley Harper created the artwork displayed on today’s puzzle of the day. Harper, who was known for his style of “minimal realism” style, was inspired mainly by nature, which is featured prominently in Harper, The Rocky Mountains jigsaw puzzle.

Check out the intricate ecosystem portrayed: A beaver, who has happily obtained a piece of Ash wood, headed home, perhaps, to build a dam? Leaves that have changed colors and fallen, butterflies flitting about and birds soaring to and fro seeking dinner. There’s even a fish swimming about and various flowers to enjoy.

Jigsaw puzzle maker Pomegranate features this beautiful work in a 1000-piece 27”x 20” format. Puzzlers of all skill levels have an opportunity to challenge their skills…with intricate details and a unique style, finding the right pieces won’t be too easy!

This puzzle is a keeper even when finished. Don’t forget to glue it together and put it on display! Harper, The Rocky Mountains is a challenging puzzle, yet also a beautiful and unique piece of art that is sure to inspire many compliments in your home.

Puzzle of the Day – Autumn Leaves and Laughter

It’s that time of year again – time for the trees to put on their final show with blazing colors of orange, red and yellow leaves. Time for pumpkins, apple cider, trick-or-treating, football and playing outside in the beautiful weather. To get you in the mood, this week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day is Memory Lane – Autumn Leaves and Laughter.

Created by Master Pieces for ages 13 and up, Memory Lane – Autumn Leaves and Laughter features colorful artwork by Randy Van Beek that you could get lost in. Imagine walking up to the beautiful Victorian home with the welcoming porch. Along the way, you kick up a few brilliant leaves that have fallen in your path. Children throw themselves into piles of leaves without abandon and after the pile scatters too much to jump in, they gather the leaves up in their red wagon to make new piles all while inventing new rules to their “game”.

The air is crisp, the bright red barn in the distance stands out against a clear blue sky. The neighbors must be burning leaves because you smell the unmistakable scent that takes you back to your childhood and those inevitable family “yard clean up” days. Maybe later you and the kids will get together and have a family pumpkin carving contest.

With 300 pieces, Memory Lane – Autumn Leaves and Laughter is jigsaw puzzle that will provide hours of challenging fun. Just in time for the season, too – when you complete this puzzle hang it over your fireplace and bring the change of season indoors to enjoy.