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  • "Land of Liberty" Jigsaw Puzzle

    This is a jigsaw puzzle I recently completed for my brother-in-law and his family to enjoy. He is going through some tough medical times, and I thought this might offer some enjoyment when he's feeling a bit run down.

    "Land of Liberty" has 237 pieces, including 23 Figurals and 14 "Picture Elements." It is approximately 12" x 12", and was cut from a print I purchased, mounted on cherry ply. I chose this particular artwork because my brother-in-law and his family have always lived on large pieces of property with various horses and farm animals, so I thought they would like it.





    The puzzle has a very large drop out area on the top, with the exception of letters I cut out to spell "Of Thee I Sing," to highlight it's patriotic theme. I created the letters so that they would hide behind the clouds in the art.



    Shawn Ferguson

    Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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    There are many interactive figurals scattered throughout the puzzle, and I have removed some of them for these photos, so that you might better enjoy them.


    Here, a pair of boys sit on a fence and try to do whatever it takes to attract the attention of the pretty ladies.

    "Hmmpf!...Boys!!"







    Further down the fence, a young girl leads a friend carefully in a game of balance, being careful not to fall on the sheep!







    And here, a sympathetic young passenger tries to get her best friend to catch up to the wagon so that he might also enjoy the ride.





    Shawn Ferguson

    Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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    • #3
      Back at the big blue house, Pork and Beans do what they do best.....lounge lazily on any available porch.






      Now where is that little mouse, anyway?!







      Up on the roof top, a pair of chimney sweeps get things all cleaned out and ready for the cold winter ahead.



      Shawn Ferguson

      Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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      • #4
        In my jigsaw puzzles, Trevor the Turtle often makes an appearance, and I can never predict the crazy places he will show up.






        On this occassion, I think I've found out how he ended up in his current location......er, predicament.







        There a many sheep featured in the puzzle's artwork, but somebody better close that fence gate....it looks like some sheep figurals have escaped and are exploring the hillside!







        Buff the Magic Dragon is feeling very patriotic and has come closer to take a better look at the Stars and Stripes.



        Shawn Ferguson

        Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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        • #5
          Here, young Emily and Morgan are giving some loving attention to a favorite horse in the barn.







          This particular piece actually consists of one Figural (Emily) interacting with another Complex Figural (Morgan and the horse)........









          It looks like there is an owl loose in the barn, and a youngster has also found a nice perch up on the roof, to watch all of the patriotic happenings!



          Shawn Ferguson

          Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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          • #6
            There are also many "Picture Elements" in the puzzle. This is a term I like to use for special cut pieces which are cut from the artwork itself, and have jumped out to visit the puzzle assembler.


            This particular piece is a Complex Picture Element, made up of more than one piece.












            Shawn Ferguson

            Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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            • #7
              Finally, this picture show where all of the Figurals can be found. There are some butterfly Figurals which have shown up to visit some of the flowers, and some patriotic stars up in the corners.






              And here are all of the "special pieces" which are waiting to be discovered and assembled!







              Thanks for visiting on this American journey!!

              Shawn Ferguson

              Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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              • #8
                Shawn,

                That is a "tour de force"! Beautiful use of figurals.
                Ron
                www.turtleteasers.com

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                • #9
                  Fantastic, Shawn....I'm curious: who's your artist? Who draws the figural "patterns"?

                  Carter

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                  • #10
                    Wonderful, once again. Thanks!
                    "Still Montana Mike"

                    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                    • #11
                      absolutely amazing as usual......i love your storytelling and how the figurals interact within the puzzle.....you brother in law remains in my prayers......

                      U DA MAN!!!!!


                      bob
                      "The Journey is the Reward"

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, Ron, Carter, Mike, and Bob!


                        Carter, I design almost all of my figurals myself with good ol' fashioned pencil and paper, and then I use the drawing I create to guide me in cutting them out.
                        Last edited by Scrolling Days; 08-30-2011, 05:35 PM.
                        Shawn Ferguson

                        Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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                        • #13
                          Fantastic work Shawn!
                          L. Keith Graves
                          Graves Wooden Puzzles
                          www.gravespuzzles.com
                          Handcrafted Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

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                          • #14
                            Shawn
                            You are the bomb! That is absolutely . . . . well, the only word I can think of is supercalifragilisticexpealidocious! What a wonderful puzzle!

                            John
                            I've Got A Lot More To Learn
                            About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
                            "~~ Molly Venter

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                            • #15
                              That is soooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                              Cathy

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