The Puzzle

When my sister in law April told me she wanted to do a puzzle fundraiser for the adoption, we were so grateful. The next step was finding a cute gender neutral puzzle that we loved and wanted to hang in our future child's nursery. I started my search and I was able to find some decent puzzles but none that I fell in love with. Maybe I was putting to much thought into it. But the more I thought about it, I realized that this puzzle represents so much for us. It represents our journey in finding our future child. How much we love him or her already. How much our friends and family love our future child as well and want to help him or her join our family. Our child will grow up seeing this puzzle hang in their room and know how much they are loved. So, I knew it needed to be beautiful. I got onto Etsy and searched "Nursery Art." I was hoping to find someone that would be willing to create my masterpiece and then I could send it off to be made into a puzzle. There were a lot of darling ideas but I knew I hadn't found the one I wanted.
I was sitting at a table with some ladies in my neighborhood and we were talking about the adoption and how I was having trouble finding a puzzle for the fundraiser. One of those ladies happens to be A) the only Illustrator I know and B) one of the most talented Illustrators I have ever seen. When I say talented, I mean serious business talented. Anyone who knows her can agree with me on this. As I was venting my frustrations on my puzzle search, my sweet friend Holly Jones offered to design our gender neutral puzzle. To say I was excited is an understatement. This is exactly what I had been waiting for. I knew that this puzzle was going to be amazing. My worrying could stop.
We spoke about some ideas I had, as well as some colors I wanted to incorporate in it and then I left it all up to her. So, here it is and I am obsessed with it!!!!

Illustrated by Holly Jones
Holly Brooke Jones

Isn't it Obsessive?! I am so in love. It is going to look perfect on the wall of the nursery. Now I just need to get it ordered and start putting it together as we receive donations. We are so grateful for Holly and the time she spent creating this beautiful picture. It means so much to us.
One step closer to meeting our cutie!!!

1 comment:

April and Nate said...

Wow, I love it! I remember looking at tons of puzzles too, but this one is just PERFECT. I can't wait to see it hanging in the nursery when your baby is here!