Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 – Pastimes Part 2

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The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Sue (Mac’s girl).

Says she: “With so much time being spent at home, many of us have been looking for new pastimes or taking up old ones…”

ob·sess

/əbˈses/
verb
past tense: obsessed; past participle: obsessed
  1. preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.
Origin
late Middle English (in the sense ‘haunt, possess’, referring to an evil spirit): from Latin obsess- ‘besieged’, from the verb obsidere, from ob- ‘opposite’ + sedere ‘sit’. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.

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Old puzzle, new puzzle:

My life in pieces:

Well underway, or so it would seem:

What we hope it will look like:

VOILA! Made it. That dark football to the left of center was the last area. REALLY HARD!!

For NFL fans, footballs are signed by Bart Starr (dark one) and Merlin Olsen (lower center).

1,000 pieces, 4 days of fairly dedicated puzzling. Springbok brand, VERY irregular pieces, VERY difficult. I’ll be sticking with Hallmark for awhile, after this one.

Next puzzle, a mere 550 pieces. Similar to, but not actually, Monet’s garden.

NO puzzling today. I need a break. I think I’m already permanently cross-eyed, and my brain feels like mush. Moderation… moderation. (He mumbles as he shuffles off in the distance…)

Enjoy, stay safe, be well.

Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

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21 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 – Pastimes Part 2

  1. Those Springbok puzzles are certainly a challenge. I rather like the Ravensburger puzzles. Good luck with the Japanese Garden.

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  2. ralietravels says:

    I always enjoy seeing how you respond to the various challenges John.

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  3. .lily says:

    Wow, very cool.

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    Puzzling has become quite the pandemic rage John. I see you’re an expert 😊

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  5. We started “puzzling” again now with our “quarantine”. We are working on a difficult puzzle, a photograph of Mesa Arch. The 1000 piece puzzle has many, many pieces devoid of pattern, so we only have shape and shade to go by. The puzzle, apparently published by the photographer, Bella Baliko, is really “killing” us.
    We are fans of the Ravensburger puzzles, so we now look for them when we want to buy a new puzzle.

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  6. Mei-Mei says:

    Love seeing the various stages of progress! The Japanese Garden one looks pretty, enjoy.

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  7. Rupali says:

    Such amazing challenges.

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  8. Amy says:

    Wow… incredible puzzle challenges. Can’t imagine how to get it started.

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  9. Oh boy you’ve got the fever

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