When we started this lockdown 6 weeks ago, I decided that I needed to do a better job of keeping in touch with my Grandma. I started writing her letters 2 to 3 times a week, something I used to do years ago. It’s become increasingly difficult to come up with entertaining stories when every day is Groundhog Day, so I came up with a new idea… a puzzle, something in high demand these days, and mail her a piece or two every couple of days. This is the result:
It’s not my finest work, but I think it will serve the purpose well and give Grandma something to look forward to for a couple of weeks. A couple of notes on this process. With the inherent inconsistent thickness of paint pouring, it was difficult to find the right settings for engraving. Secondly, I had a near heart attack when the first operation was the cut, and one puzzle piece did not cut completely through, leaving it offset from the rest. I had to wait an excruciating 23 minutes to find out if it would impact that section of the picture. Luckily, it does not appear to be noticeable. If you can tell me which puzzle piece was the wonky one, I will declare you amazing. If anyone has any insight as to how GF determines order of operations to help to avoid issues like this in the future, that would be greatly appreciated.