New Puzzles!

Three new puzzles designs are on the way, and should arrive in time for local delivery before Christmas. You can snag a pre-order discount and arrange to meet me, or pick up your order or purchase at Ruston Artisans in Ruston. “Gladiator Frog” is one of my memorable shots from my trip to Costa Rica. A print of this little guy was in a show at a gallery in Kansas City in 2020. I tested this puzzle online and more than 2000 people put it together and several named it a favorite. I do puzzles online, too, but this one…

Gifts of Art

Ruston Artisans at 203 W. Alabama Ave. in Ruston has filled its ample gallery spaces with a wide variety of affordable artworks and art-related merchandise. “The Gift of Art” opened last week and will run until Jan. 3, 2021. My part in the show is a display in the back room that includes framed prints of various sizes, plus limited edition puzzles, note cards and holiday greeting cards made with my photographs. My holiday greeting cards include a traditional option with Christmas ornaments on the front, but I tend to prefer featuring Christmasy colors in the landscape, like Strawberry Bush…

Gift Shop Opens

The Edge & Essence Gift Shop is now open! The first–and for now, only–items available in the online Gift Shop are my Limited Edition puzzles. “Red Buckeye” was created as a puzzle to be put together online on the Jigsaw Planet website. It was a very popular puzzle. More than 2000 people put it together online in the several months it was available there. Now you can have it for your own or give it as a gift to the puzzler in your life. These are well-made puzzles produced by TSG Products of Canada. The pieces are about an inch…

Puzzled? Read on!

In my earlier post about puzzles, I mentioned that I will have four designs of Limited Edition puzzles for sale at tomorrow’s Brew on the Bridge. That’s Oct. 13, 11 – 2, on the Endom Bridge between Monroe and West Monroe. The third design is another from my “creation photography” collection. The subject is a Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) butterfly, and the fact that they are common in Louisiana does not diminish their beauty at all! In this puzzle image, the butterfly is perched on a purple flower with light glowing through is gorgeously marked wings.   The fourth design…

Puzzle Passion

My Facebook friends know well: I love puzzles! And it occurred to me that others might enjoy puzzles made with my images, perhaps as much as I enjoy making them. In fact, I started making them online long before I decided to have some actually manufactured to sell. “Red Buckeye” (above) was available online for about a year. It was put together by folks online a thousand times in the first few days, and by the time I took it down recently, it had been put together by more than 2,000 people. Pretty cool! These are Limited Edition puzzles. No…