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Has the pandemic brought out your inner jigsaw puzzler? It certainly has in my family. Take it to another level by creating a custom jigsaw puzzle with your own graphic or photograph. You can create the puzzle and choose to have it made out of the traditional cardboard, acrylic or wood for more durability. The steps are quick and easy, choose the type of puzzle, size and number of pieces, drag, drop and upload your image. Preview your finished design before you add it to the cart for checkout. Your puzzle can be double-sided and/or magnetic. One 19″ x 19″ custom traditional cardboard puzzle, single sided, 500 pieces, will cost $28.99. One large 19.75″ x 28″ wooden puzzle with 1,000 pieces will cost $149.99.
In mid-March, 2020, after the pandemic shut all our lives down, the New York Times launched a highly visual, virtual travel series to ‘help readers cope’ with being shut in. It is called The World Through a Lens and, with the help of the best photojournalists’ archives of unpublished works, it highlights beautiful and unique places around the world. I look forward to it every week.
If you are grilling dinner on a charcoal grill, try using Weber Lighter Cubes. The cubes are fast, ash-free and environmentally safe. The cubes will light and ignite even in windy or wet weather. They leave no smell or taste of lighter fluid and each cube is about the size of an ice cube. A box of 24 is $4.98.
Pantone picks two colors for 2021 – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (bright yellow). The unusual choice of two ‘colors of the year’ for 2021 is explained by Pantone…
As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.
“The selection of two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one color or one person, it’s about more than one. The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.”
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