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Bob Askey

Born and raised in Ohio, Bob Askey's talent for drawing emerged even before he entered elementary school. Encouraged by family and friends to continue developing his skills, he became the staff artist for both his high school and college newspapers producing illustrations and cartoons.

All of Bob's art is the product of his memory and imagination. After a few years of exploration and experimentation, today Bob enjoys working in many different media and styles—oil, water, acrylic, etching, pen & Ink, colored pencil, and graphite. Bob also works with whimsical art—its media usually watercolor and ink. As for his oil paintings, most represent landscapes or scenics featuring perhaps a barn or an old stone bridge.

Bob's etchings and paintings have won numerous awards. Visit www.bobaskey.com to see more of his watercolors, oil paintings, etchings, pen & ink drawings and whimsical art. He can also be reached at raskey@ne.rr.com.

Here are a few images of Bob Askey's beautiful artwork that we can craft you a puzzle from. Puzzle sizes and piece count are approximate. If you would like a different size puzzle crafted, just let us know.


Up, Up and Away wooden jigsaw puzzle Up, Up and Away

F1128A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5.5"
$50
F1128B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8.5"
150
F1128C
350 pcs
11" x 17.5"
595

When cut, this puzzle would include some of the white area surrounding the balloon and streamers.

Up, Up and Away can also be crafted with a sky and cloud background as shown below.

Up, Up, and Away wooden jigsaw puzzle

Sculpting Cutting Style

The "Up, Up and Away" puzzle shown at left displays an example of a cutting style called "sculpting."

Notice in the upper left corner of the puzzle, there appears to be another hot air balloon in the sky. Sculpting is a special cutting trick whereby the cutter carefully removes slight slivers of wood to reveal a hidden image or text. This "trick" is only discovered once the puzzle is assembled.

Sculpting makes a puzzle more difficult because the jigsaw pieces on either side of the sculpted area do not always interlock. Not until the entire sculpted area is completed is it obvious to the assembler how these pieces interact with each other.

Jigsaw puzzles crafted with special sculpted areas do cost extra. The cost will be determined by what is desired to be sculpted. Please call if you are interested in having your puzzle contain any sculpted areas.

 

Close up of Up, Up, and Away wooden jigsaw puzzle

Here's a great close up of the lower left corner of the puzzle.
Also shown are some Foolish Figurals crafted in to the puzzle.



The Generals wooden jigsaw puzzle
"The Generals" is a puzzle crafted with an irregular edge. Foolish Figurals, or special cut figure pieces, (some refer to these as "whimsies"), can also be cut into the puzzle as well. In the example below, a helmet, crown, telescope, beer stein, pipe, and sword were crafted into the puzzle.

The Generals wooden jigsaw puzzle cut

The Generals


F1127A
35 pcs
3.5" x 6"
$65
F1127B
125 pcs
7" x 12"
275
F1127C
300 pcs
10.5" x 18"
595



Mt Whimsy jigsaw puzzle
Mt. Whimsy

F1122A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1122B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1122C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595

This puzzle could be crafted with an irregular edge
around the house structure.




Lighthouse Wash Day jigsaw puzzle
Lighthouse Wash Day

F1123A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1123B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1123C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595



wooden jigsaw puzzle Pumpkin Gang
Pumpkin Gang

F1158A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1158B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1158C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595



Summer Place jigsaw puzzle
Summer Place

F1125A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1125B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1125C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595

This puzzle could be crafted with an irregular edge
around the house structure.




Orange Trees jigsaw puzzle
Orange Trees

F1124A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1124B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1124C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595


Wooden jigsaw puzzle The Supply Boat
The Supply Boat

F1159A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1159B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1159C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595


The Christmas Bridge wooden jigsaw puzzle
The Christmas Bridge

F1126A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1126B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1126C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595




Winter Orange wooden jigsaw puzzle
Winter Orange

F1129A
35 pcs
3.5" x 5"
$50
F1129B
85 pcs
5.5" x 8"
150
F1129C
350 pcs
11" x 16"
595