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Best Laid Plans
I have the best intentions to begin working on this newsletter well in advance of when it needs to be ready. But does that happen? No! Why doesnít it happen?†Because thereís so darn much going on around here!
I start the day by doing a quick overview of whatís on my desk. Freshly cut puzzles that need to be listed as In-stock on the web site,†new orders that have come in and need to be checked over. While Iím doing these things Iíll have several interruptions. ìJenn, can you check this puzzle for me?î ìWhat do you†think about this edge idea?î ìI think I messed up. Help!î These are all things I love doing, especially checking a puzzle before a cutter begins crafting. It gives me a great†opportunity to see whatís going on in their minds. I work with creative geniuses!
I often spend part of my day working on new designs. Molly Delaney might pop in to drop off the finished art for the latest Teaser, Susan Greenleaf may call to go over a new design. Steve is usually†cooking up something new, too, that needs to be discussed.
If Iím really lucky, Iíll talk or email with one of you. I love to hear how you liked your latest puzzle or help you pick your next†one. Oftentimes I feel like Iím talking with an old friend. Last week I spoke with several people who puzzled with us at our anniversary Shindig and I also gave a tour of Stave to a group of four†lovely ladies. What fun women! We chatted and laughed it up while I showed them around. I donít know who had the better time, me or them. I was tempted to take the afternoon off and join them in the†rest of their ventures for the day but the saw was calling me. Puzzlers. You are awesome people!
Life doesn’t get much better than this!
We love to incorporate the theme of the image with our cutting, both on the edge and in the interior pieces. You never know what you’ll find in a Stave! Areas of solid color lend themselves to beautiful sculpts and fanciful irregular edges.
© Stave Puzzles, Inc., Norwich, Vermont. Stave Puzzles, Inc. owns the copyrights in the puzzle designs, Silhouette designs,and Custom Edge designs of the puzzles
appearing in this mailing. Trick, Monkey Fist, Crazy Claw, Teaser, Twister, Tumbler, TroubleMaker, the Clown and Stave are trademarks of Stave Puzzles, Inc.
What do you want to see? We have so many Traditional puzzle images, itís a challenge figuring out what to put in each newsletter. Of course you can see all we have to offer on our website but sometimes itís nice to see them in a snazzy mailing piece.
Susan is your window to the world of Traditional puzzle images. She works with the many artists and licensing agents to find the best images out there for puzzling. The tough part of her job is knowing what to show you. We all like something different and itís her challenge to find something for everyone.†Susan does a great job keeping a variety of puzzling genres in our mai l ings but sometimes we wonder if weíre leaving something out. Are there certain artists you want to see featured? Specific time periods you would like represented? The pool of possibilities is almost bottomless. Let us know what you would like to see gracing the pages of your next mailing.
Be A Famous Artist
Are you a budding artist? Did your son or daughter paint a picture for you for Motherís or Fatherís day? You can send us your own artwork to be cut into a puzzle! Send it to us and weíll scan it and make a print to be cut into a puzzle. Wouldnít your child feel special to see his or her masterpiece transformed into a puzzle? We work Susan pretty hard so help us make her job a little easier by sending her an email with a list of artists and puzzle images you want to see represented in future mailings. She could use the break! Email her at Susan@Stave.com
Helping when I can,
P.S. Donít forget, weíll cut your photographs into puzzles too!