This holiday I had the pleasure of working with Jane's Carousel to license my image for a holiday puzzle of the carousel in winter. I made the image the year before when a huge winter blizzard rolled through. As I make this post it's been unseasonably warm and rainy here in New York. I wish we had more snow this year. There is nothing worse than a cold rainy winter.
I hadn't made a puzzle in years and I forgot how long it takes! The above assembly of me putting it together was made over two nights and took a little over five hours. The original image is below.
Big thank you to Jane Walentas! If you haven't been to DUMBO, Brooklyn and visited the carousel; go! It's a new classic New York institution! Also, there are puzzles for sale inside the carousel building.
This year I also included the above image in my holiday postcards. In a previous year, I have a more pulled back landscape of downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge, and the lower Manhattan skyline as well (see below).
The 1922 carousel was bought at auction and transported from Youngstown, Ohio. Then lovingly restored in over several decades working in a DUMBO warehouse by Jane Walentas. The carousel is housed in a beautiful modern steel and acrylic pavilion designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. For more info check out the Carousel's WIKI or watch the interview below.