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SXM Puzzle

Posted By: jazzgal

SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 12:10 AM

In my retirement, I have taken to putting together 1,000-piece puzzles while I watch TV in the evening, and I post the completed results to Facebook. One of my Facebook friends is Don Gadberry, known on this forum as DonLinda. Don is quite a photographer, and has had both puzzles and canvases made from his pictures. He decided he was going to have a puzzle made for me of pictures from SXM. He used some of his photos and also mine which he copied from my Facebook page. The completed result is shown here. I simply love, love, love this puzzle. I was going to have it framed, but Don suggested I have a canvas made, which I have ordered. That way, I can assemble the puzzle again in the future. Win-win!

Click on it to see a larger version.

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Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 12:16 AM

Nice.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 01:28 AM

Very cool!! Thanks!
Posted By: marybeth

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 01:36 AM

Love it! So creative
Posted By: LBI2SXM

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 01:46 AM

Very nice, would love something like that.
Posted By: EdB

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 01:47 AM

Wow....that is a really cool puzzle!!
Posted By: SammyM

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 01:40 PM

This is great. I wish I had this puzzle! I once used this stuff called 'modge podge' (not sure about the spelling) that looked like Elmer's glue. Once a puzzle that you wanted to save was finished, you took a soft paint brush and applied this evenly over the puzzle. It sealed all of the pieces together, and then cleared and became transparent. I applied this to a few puzzles in the past and it worked quite well. So, if you change your mind and decide not to do the puzzle again in the future this is an option to consider. Just curious about one thing. Is that the Sunset Beach Bar in the upper right corner? I've had some interesting experiences at that place if it is!
Posted By: ski2play

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 02:02 PM

What a fun idea!

I need to get some made!
Posted By: bluejacket

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 02:28 PM

Cool.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 02:38 PM

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Posted By: BillandElaine

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 03:02 PM

This is a treasure my friend. Don is a great guy, and Linda's pretty cool too! Miss you all.
Posted By: pony600

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 04:43 PM

Wow, that's awesome, love it!
Posted By: Jack

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 04:54 PM

I would show this to May Ling, head of the Tourist Office....
Posted By: The_Lurker

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 05:14 PM

Wow ! Very nice. What a great way to save those memories!

My grandchildren beat me at puzzles.
Posted By: jazzgal

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 08:01 PM

That's one of Don's pictures, and I'm not sure where it was taken. I'll see if he can check in here and answer your question.
Posted By: DonLinda

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 08:38 PM

I did not take the picture in the upper right, but it came across my screen and while back and I saved it in my SXM folder. I think it was taken in Beacon Hill.. Thanks to all who enjoy the puzzle. I have made quite a few using photoshop and PortraitPuzzzles.com. Wish everyone of the Island well.... Miss our Ocean Club.
Posted By: pat

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 08:45 PM

And after discovering Ocean Club through you and Linda, please know we miss your beautiful trip reports and wish you both well.
Posted By: jazzgal

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 10:00 PM

So I will no longer have something unique. frown
Posted By: DonLinda

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 10:29 PM

Sorry, should have asked....You will have the only one.
Posted By: irish1223

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 11:10 PM

Wow, that's fantastic! What a unique and memorable puzzle.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 11:18 PM

Don--So can you post instructions as to how people here could make their own puzzles??
Posted By: DonLinda

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 11:26 PM

I requires some photo editor skills.. For this size, 1008, I create a blank canvas of 300 dpi 20X26 inch and fill it with a good background color. Then chose an image, size it... (and I create a layer from the background and use a lariat to surround it, choose the inverse and 'delete' to make the edges transparent) and move the image to the canvas and get another image .. Fill the main canvas with the images and merge all the layers. Put an edge around it....and hope it looks good.

How's that...took me about 10 years to make it easy.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 11:31 PM

Wow, OK. I'm not very tech friendly, but that sounds complicated! Are you interested to doing this for a fee for people who are interested??
Posted By: DonLinda

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 11:37 PM

Hmmmm...it is a possibility. I takes about 10 hours to put one together... I create the image from the pictures the clients send me.... hmmm... this has possibilities...

Let me tease a bit with some of the puzzle images I have created. when I get them in one spot...

Thanks Carol for asking.
Posted By: DonLinda

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/07/2018 11:57 PM

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Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/08/2018 12:03 AM

Don--if you decide you want to do it, we will have people contact you by PM...
Posted By: DonLinda

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/08/2018 12:06 AM

I am willing to give it a try...
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/08/2018 12:18 AM

OK, anyone interested, please send Don a PM..
Posted By: jazzgal

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/08/2018 02:51 AM

I still think that horse one is amazing. But really, they ALL are beautiful!
Posted By: islalover28

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/08/2018 06:43 PM

Wow thanks for sharing!! I love this, I love to have puzzles from the places I visit! I may contact Don when we return from our SXM trip! We leave Friday - can NOT WAIT!!!!!!
Posted By: hh1986xx

Re: SXM Puzzle - 05/08/2018 11:33 PM

I like the puzzle!
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