Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Thursday, 27 March 2008

Another Jigsaw swap....

I eventually finished off the Jigsaw swap that I have been doing with a group of friends. What happens is that you set a theme and send a jigsaw bit out to however any people in your group, they alter if for you and send it back, and hey presto you have a work of art. Obviously you do the same for the other people.
My Theme was 'family' and I asked everyone to do an Initial for each member of my family, so thanks to Cindy for M , Margaret for N, Sparkles for G and Sheila for E.
You can't see very well from the photo, but the photo is interesting, I stuck it onto the painted canvas with Gel medium, but it looked a bit stark and I was worried about it fading over time as scanned pictures do (anyone know how to prevent this??) , so I painted over it with clear gesso. It looks fab, the colours are muted a bit and also the finish makes it look canvas like, so it could have been printed onto the canvas itself.
I was going to use the word 'family' but when my daughter saw all the bits together she simply said 'oh it's us'........ and yep we are just 'Us' so that stuck. I have attached by bit with wire strands, with a heart threaded onto it. It's supposed to say that, we are all part of a jigsaw joined by a thread but with wings to fly.
Now.... next question..... any readers of my blog interested in doing a jigsaw swap??


  1. It looks great Nicks and I love the photo, heart and wings - perfect.
    (I'm always interested in doing jigsaw swaps!)

  2. Wow! It looks absolutely stunning! (I'd love to do another jigsaw swap).

  3. i'd love to attempt a jigsaw swap, if i no where to get the jogsaw from?! absolutely stunning piece of work again nicks!

  4. This look really great.Stunning colours.Super!!!

  5. i wonder if the shop that sells these jigsaw pieces also sell 5mm mountboard ROFL....... great job love it

  6. Love the idea of yours,of your family being joined together by a thread .... Great theme. Enjoyed working with you

  7. Great Idea !
    it looks brilliant

  8. This is a lovely idea, it looks brill! I'd definately take part in a jigsaw swap, i can see the finished article on my craft room wall now :)

  9. What a lovely idea - it works SO well xx


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