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Jigidi puzzle creators: Lia

Jigidi is a global Petri dish for human creativity. In a series of 3 entries, we’re setting out to explore some of this creativity as it comes to life in photography.

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Jigidi puzzle creators: Lia

Some photos take us to both the mental and the physical place of the photographer, while others serve as inspiration. Letting us go to new areas of our own. And then there are the photographs that make us want to reach for our camera and share our own lens with the world.

In this series, we’re tuning in on 3 of our fellow puzzlers who grab their cameras and generously share their photographs on Jigidi for the rest of us to enjoy and exercise our cognitive skills with.

Now to the good stuff - meet: Lia

How did you get started with photography?

- I would have loved to be able to be a painter, as my father was. But I have no talent in that way. Taking photos, however, gives me a nice alternative. I did always take photos, but due to costs and the question: What do I do with them? I kept a low profile. When digital cameras became simple and payable, and I discovered Jigidi, I started making more photos. I then had a reason to make them.

What inspires you?

- It is mostly simple pictures of nature. Nature that I see during walks around. Plants, trees, cows, gardens, buildings...and in Spain the coast, sea, mountains, castles… No photoshopping, no big changing of the photos. What I see is what you get.

Why do you share your photographs on Jigidi?

- As I traveled to Spain and England in those years, I found it great to form a kind of story, to take the Jigidi friends with me, and show them what I found interesting or beautiful or remarkable.

Has posting photo’s on Jigidi brought you something?

- I don’t have most solvers or most followers and don’t care about not being the most popular or best. I am happy that (some) people like the pictures; follow me; sometimes encourage me; give comments, and with a circle of them, you build up a ‘jigidi family’. They are the reason I always have my camera with me and keep an open eye for items that could be fitting for posting. In this way, I have met – in life or mail or in comments – such lovely and nice persons, and I would not like to miss any of them. They enrichen my life, day by day. It is a real miss if one gets very ill / dies. There is, for instance, one lady from Australia that died, and I (and many others) will never forget her, although we never met her. Some just are ‘gone from Jigidi,’ and we don’t know why. Is the person ill, did something happen? It is a pity that often we will never know…

♥ If you’re curious to see through Lia's lens, you can visit her puzzle page.

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Raaike

Lia, het is je van harte gegund ! ☼
You are also a sweet woman, with the heart in the right place. ♥
I always look forward to your beautiful puzzles, with a lot of info, that's how I've learned a lot here.
Many years of puzzle fun here at Jigidi. :-))) ♥

Lia

I want to thank you so much all for your kind comments.
I was very surprised that I am one of three to be interviewed in Jigidi Magazine, but also very happy and flustered-proud! I hadn't realized that you could / would comment!
I regularly 'see' most of you on your - or mine - 'page' am glad to know you all, and many more!
And I hope to 'see' you all, for a long time coming!!

Impie

Lia takes and posts interesting and beautiful pictures. I hardly ever appear on her leaderboard but I certainly look for her puzzles and I also often read her comments at puzzles of our fellow puzzlers, where often her sense of humour is shown, too! ;-))

marionugchelen

a ♣ for Lia, because she has the spirit to enjoy herself and is trying to share here daily photoo s on jigidi. She is an example for people -on age☺_ to leave the house and make a good day for herself and others♥ good luck Lia☼♫

valt46

I always enjoy Lia's posts whether they are from around her home or travelling with Bambi, I always have a look even if I do not have time to do the puzzles, so thank you Lia and for Jigidi for showing us a bit more of Lia.☺♥

grandmapegs

Like gogogo I follow all of Lia's puzzles. I may not work each puzzle, but I love to look at the world through her lens. She makes the simplest things a pleasure, like her recent mushroom that looked like a planet or moon in a mossy, green galaxy. Thank you for helping us get to know this talented lady even better. Cyber hugs from Oakley, Idaho, USA to your world.

A big thank you to Lia for the beautiful puzzles. It's a truly deserved honor to be specially featured here. Thank you very much!

chillfiltered

It is really nice to see the thoughts and aspirations of people who use Jigidi. Also to see where in the world they come from. My wife and I are world travellers as my jigsaw show, but it is so great to do other peoples puzzles, We are both retired now and are from England. My Nederlands is purely conversational as our son live there for a while.

ulangariver

Through Lia's puzzles, I learnt what a 'mandala' was, when I saw her beautiful posts of these. And she taught me some Dutch words too, the most prominent being 'trapgevel', which we don't have here in Australia.
She's certainly broadened my horizons. Thank you, Lia.

gogogo

Thank you for this enjoyable and insightful visit with Lia. I don't solve every single one of her puzzles, but I certainly study each of her interesting photographs. :-))

Sissel

Thanks Lia for poppys and water. It is nice to have friends here :-))

jerrys

Thanks for a more in-depth profile of selected members. While we may gain a partial insight of our solvers through their profiles and posted puzzles, it's wonderful to "get to know" them.

lefty50

Lovely photos! I can seldom get stuff to stay still long enough to get a good picture.

manicpuzzler

It is lovely to see an article in our very own magazine by one of our friends, thank you. And a big thank you to 'our' Lia :)

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