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Keep on Smilin’

I started making children’s puzzles again. I’ve always enjoyed making them and have off and on for over twenty years. ┬áNow I have grandkids that will be the right ages for the puzzles soon.

I’m also thinking about putting them up on Etsy. Still researching that one.

Smilin' Truck Puzzle

Smilin’ Truck Puzzle

This summer I found some puzzles I had made when working for a woodworking magazine. We never put the finishing sealer on them before taking photographs because of the glare it caused. Well I decided to finally finish them. One of my friends saw them and asked for a puzzle more suited to a three-year-boy. Since he is very into the Disney movie “Cars”, I drew my version of a happy truck.

When painting the puzzles for the magazine I always simplified it so whoever made the puzzles themselves could paint them easily. This time as I was painting I just started to add some highlights and shading to the pieces. I guess I was channeling my decorative painting days! Anyway, I really liked the way it turned out. Even though the plans on woodprojectsonline.com show just the color-book painting anyone can do.

I ended up making four of these truck puzzles for the holidays. It is a little more advanced for the little ones… but that’s a good thing.