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Creator Spotlight: Zen Puzzles

We love puzzles here at Harvest Gold! Here's an excerpt to learn about our newest editions called "Zen Puzzles." 

"We handcraft our heirloom-quality, eco-friendly, wooden jigsaw puzzles one at a time from start to finish in the foothills of Western Massachusetts. With each new puzzle we create, we strive to give you the most memorable, unique, jigsaw puzzling experience possible along with an enjoyable opportunity to slow down amidst a fast-paced world. Enrich your life with the challenge and charm of our wonderful whimsical pieces, the beautiful imagery of our puzzles, and the devious trickery we design into most of our puzzles, such as false borders and false corners! Enjoy tranquil solitude or togetherness with family and friends as you discover the nuances of each new puzzle you choose for your collection! As both a profit and a mission driven company, we use eco-friendly materials, collaborate with non-profits, and donate a portion of our profits to social and ecological causes.

These puzzles differ from the usual puzzle: these puzzles include whimsical pieces (or “Whimsies” in England), are one of the major features that differentiate the premium, wooden jigsaw puzzle from the die-cut, cardboard puzzle. They were included in wooden puzzles cut in throughout the 20th century.  For instance, the clown fish is immune to the poison of the anemone in which it lives; so in determining the figural pieces for our Chocolate Clownfish Zen, we based our research for the figural pieces on that fact, and, after some rather specific and lengthy research, we decided the figural pieces for the puzzle would all be fish that were also immune to the poison of the anemone."  

And we are excited to conclude this blog post by announcing that Harvest Gold will be partnering with Zen Puzzles to make a unique Kezar Lake puzzle with whimsies pertinent to the local area! Stay tuned by checking in often with our blog and website to see the finished puzzle!