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Puzzles: I Am an Ortolan

This Is a Life Worth Living puzzle

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I began painting “Ortolan” immediately flying from Los Angeles to Providence. While in California my hosts Anne Marie Ruff and Lali Grewal took me aside one night as we were washing dishes and said, “Sarah Jane, we’ve decided. You need to paint – a lot more.”

On the plane I had the good fortune to sit next to a writer/gastronomist, Matthew Gavin Frank. Mr. Frank entertained me with all sorts of wondrous and horrid food tales, including one particularly shameful narrative concerning secret food club consumption of the little ortolan bird. I’ll spare you the details...

I made a photograph of my painting efforts on July 4th – a beautiful morning in Massachusetts. A few months later some painting demon overtook me and I ripped the painting to shreds. This puzzle in your hands = the final evolution.

Be the first to try this puzzle! Please write to me about your journey...I love seeing customer images of their puzzles-in-progress...and finished!

Sarah Jane attempts to do her own puzzle and discovers how difficult they really are!

Sarah Jane attempts to do her own puzzle and discovers how difficult they really are!

 

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© Sarah Jane Lapp, 2017