I’m grateful for finished projects. We sprinted to find the final key of this 1000 member puzzle just in time to make room for the impending feast the following afternoon. The myriad pieces transformed themselves into the lush and slightly demented "Garden of Earthly Delights" by the Dutch painter, Bosch. In case you’d ever like an intimate, detailed, near-tedious way to study the countless and occasionally shocking ‘happenings’ in this scene, I can recommend spending many hours piecing it together, one surprising piece at a time!

(The nice thing is that it was the perfect combination of distraction and relaxation leading up to the opening – I was in truth more grateful for that aspect of it than just in finishing it!)

(posted 12/26 for 12/24)