Monthly Archives: January 2014

Thomas Kinkade Jigsaw Puzzles

Thomas Kinkade is the most popular American artist of all time – it is estimated that one in every 20 American homes own a copy of his work.  Small wonder then that his Thomas Kinkadeimages appear on more puzzles than those from any other artist.

Kinkade is often referred to as “The Painter of Light” and his work is loved by millions of people throughout the world but inevitably he has his critics…  His work has been variously described as commercially successful kitsch, deeply hideous and “Mall Art”!  Here at Jigthings we have never heard of any of his critics but we most certainly have heard of Thomas Kinkade and we believe that the jigsaw world should be truly grateful for his existence.

Sadly Thomas died in April 2012 but we expect that puzzles featuring his work will be enjoyed and loved for generations to come.  There are some puzzles below that feature his work and even with small scale pictures on a computer screen it’s not difficult to see that he really earns the title “Painter of Light”.  On jigsaw puzzles the images are truly stunning.

Home for the Holidays
A lovely winter scene set in the 1900s
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Thomas Kinkade
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Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000
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Puzzles Manufactured by SunsOut

It’s funny how people often THINK they don’t like jigsaw puzzles but then find out that actually they do – if only to keep the kids quiet for a while! Read the experience of Suzanne Perez Tobias Here

Suzanne was convinced that jigsaw puzzles played no part in her life but a chance buy to qualify for free shipping on Amazon changed all that. As she concludes, “I’ll buy another puzzle because that was $12 well spent”! Well Suzanne, we are delighted to have you on board.Sunsout

This week we are featuring puzzles from one of the best known all-American puzzle manufacturers. SunsOut puzzles have intriguing piece shapes and a breathtaking range of images. Enjoy!

Manhattan skyline
Showing the Manhattan skyline during a New Years Eve firework show
Size: 27.5 x 21.5 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Chen
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Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigsort 1500

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Shaped Jigsaw Puzzles

There is an interesting article this week at that suggests puzzles may help us to understand autism a little better.  It’s well worth a read. Today we are featuring some of our favourite “Shaped” puzzles. Jigsaws don’t have to be square or rectangular and you will see from the puzzles below that there is an enormous range of intriguing shapes to choose from.  As usual we have given links to the pages where they can be purchased on Amazon.

Japanese Garden
A gorgeous one-off shape from American SunsOut company, perfect Japanese garden
Size: 39 x 22 inches
Number of Pieces: 900
Artist: Sunsout
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