Dear Marta, I have two wonderful new jigsaw puzzles that
I received for Christmas . . .
And one is a hilarious one of a dog in New York having a
TAG SALE with the stuff he’s dragged home.
But, Marta, I’m not working those yet. I decided
to do your puzzle that I’ve had for about a year now–
given by a friend–and I’ll probably be working on it
throughout most of 2015.
Granted, doing the MOON was fun.
And it was fun to have a handy relative with us who is
an excellent jigsaw whiz. But she’s gone now and I’m left
with about 463 pieces that have no home, no home at all.
You had wonderful intentions I’m sure when you painted
this picture—and enjoyed painting the blacks and navy
blues and dark greens and the waves, the waves, and the
blacks and navy . . .
SHE, the mermaid, is about
finished but oh, the water to
be done! And that blue mountain!
And the black rock!
Oh, Marta G. Wiley, I think of you so often as I struggle along
with this. The box says for ages 13 and up. I wonder how you
established that age range. I wonder how you chose the name
“Cordelia” (King Lear’s youngest daughter? huh?) And I
wonder if you would have the patience to do this puzzle.
If I ever finish it, I’ll probably keep the box, for it has a very nice
drawer arrangement and is sturdy.
But I think I’ll send the 1000 pieces back to you.
(Please send me your address.)