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Thank you Mary for your nice comment and for giving the needed explanation. Quite fun.
How cute! Each of those smiling faces has a soul patch! LOL 4:57 Thanks, PJ! (A soul patch is that little goatee-like beard they have. Didn't want you to get lost in our slang!)
Great Kathy - what an imagiation. Yes, I can see your point and it's fun. What was the 5 baseball catchers doing on the farm .... Maybe they're turning it into a baseball field? LOL
The baseball catcher that I see must have frightened the goats off.... as I can not find them LOL I see two eyes looking from behind a catchers face mask. His hat is turned around backwards. Not sure which team he is with but their colors are gold and green LOL.
Wendy - thank you, very nice comment. I too like the contrast between bright and soothing colors. Yes, kaleidos in five are fun - but it varies a lot with the original.
Kirsten, you're just fine - I appreciate your friendly answer and your talent. It's so great that we have Jigidi for joy and creativities.
PJ, in reference to a question you asked me- I agree with absolutely everything that Kirsten said about your style. I'm not sure that I'd have anything more to add, or at least nothing I can think of at the moment. Well, if I could add anything, it would be that in this particular puzzle, I really like the simplicity, and the contrast of colors bold and bright in the kaleidoscope, with the soothing green in the background. When I first created kaleidoscopes I loved making the 5 sided ones, but then for some reason, later on I liked ones with more sides. The nicest thing about the 5 sided ones is that you can see a lot more detail that way.
That can only mean that others with a more artistic will have seen way more than me, PJ. LOL. And I'm not sure about MY cultural traditions shaping my puzzle making. I don't think I'm that deep! It's more just what appeals to me from a beauty or interest perspective.
Kirsten - I am grateful for you comment. You have seen things that I've been working with - I'm amazed at your ability to see it. I'm unsure of how much our local cultural traditions shape our puzzlemaking?
For me, PJ, your style is all about unusual subject matter, and interesting framing, in that it's not always on each side like this one. And you play with the backgrounds too - you don't just use colour, but use texture too. Oh, and you chose unusual colour schemes - not all pretty and pink. To me, these things make your puzzles instantly recognisable, without having to see who posted them. I'm not very articulate though on all things arty - so you should probably ask one of our resident artists, like Jan (JiggyBelle). I'm sure she could articulate it way better than me. :)))
Goodness Kirsten, thank you very much. The original is a crosstitch - but not one of mine (most of them have been sold or given away). I am really interested - do you think you could say a few words more concretly about 'your inimitable style'. I am so new to puzzle creating that I hadn't thought I had a specific style yet.
I can see Barb's goats too, PJ. LOL. Is the original image a needlepoint? And would it be one of yours? Whatever it is, as usual, it's a unique offering in your inimitable style. Thanks PJ. :)))
Thank you Tigress, glad you liked it. There were no animals at all in the original - but you are quite right, I too see goat faces now.
Very nice, PJ! I can see wheat and corn on your farm and 5 faces that almost look like goats but perhaps they're cows. :-)