Puzzle 648 - Red Flowers

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Puzzle 648 - Red Flowers

This is a particularly beautiful Creative style puzzle, one of my best. The broad light background helped a lot in the presentation of the cutting style.

Detail of the cutting, showing off my flow cutting methodology show featuring a "pipe" cut, lower center

Figurals Set and fancy Creative style pieces
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As it happened (from my Journal archives)

January 16, 2006

Monday 11:27 pm - I've decided on a K. Chin print for this month's eBay puzzle. The print is untitled, so I am naming it Red Flowers, as the painting is a still life of a vase with a bouquet of flowers, with the red flowers being prominent. The puzzle will be around 14" x 11" with wavy border cut in Creative style with around 225 pieces and a couple figurals. I mounted it this evening and will design the wavy border tomorrow and start cutting. I expect to launch the auction this Friday. I'll have a picture here tomorrow.

January 17, 2006

Tuesday 10:25 pm - Cutting now in progress on the K. Chin Red Flowers print. The paper is cutting very well, nice for a print that is probably 30 years old. I've cut the wavy border and some initial cutting, will spend a lot more time on it tomorrow. I expect to finish the puzzle on Thursday and will launch the auction on Friday.

January 18, 2006

Wednesday 7:50 pm - I spent all afternoon at my shop working on Red Flowers. It is about half done, cutting is going very well, with some cool Creative style cutting (a couple "pipe" cuts included). I'm going to try to get the puzzle done tomorrow but do have a class in the afternoon, so the puzzle might not get done until Friday morning. I still plan to launch the auction Friday. I've raised the projected number of pieces from 225 to 250.Wednesday 8:22 am

January 19, 2006

Thursday 6:32 pm - Worked a couple hours this morning on Red Flowers and about an hour late this afternoon. Cutting going well but I still have several hours of work to do to complete the puzzle. I continue to expect to get the auction underway by late tomorrow afternoon.

January 20, 2006

Friday 5:40 pm - Puzzle #648, Red Flowers is done. Came out very nice looking! There is some excellent cutting in the puzzle! 282 pieces.

Years later I cut a prototype talisman, perhaps to be an earring or pendant from copper using the shape of one of the cool Creative style pieces, above:

Still one of a kind as of year 2016
Red Flowers
K. Chin
Date Completed
January 20, 2006
10 5/8" x 13 1/2"
Cutting Style
# Pieces
Color Line Cutting
Owl, Unicorn, Pellie the Pelican, Twirl Star

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