Butterfly Kingdom Jigsaw Puzzle


Brand: Bone Owl

Title: Butterfly Kingdom

Artist: Dan May

Size: 26.625" x 19.25"

Pieces: 1000

Quality Review

  • Overall Experience:  Good
  • Cut Quality:    Good 
  • Board Quality: Good
  • Shape Cut: semi random
  • Image Quality: Great
  • Hardest Area: brown trees
  • Puzzle Dust? small amount
  • Finish Quality: Smooth-satin
  • Box Quality: Great
  • Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
  • Was this purchased new? no
  • Price: sent for review
  • Recommend Level: high
  • Time: 12+ hours


I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

After I assembled the border, which was quite tricky but the pieces with the flat edge were mostly identifiable, I started with the blue sky, black birds, moon and light brown Owl.

The multi-colored butterflies were next, along with the other forest creatures.

From there, I worked as much green as possible leaving only the browns left to assemble which were the most time consuming and trickiest. The shapes of the pieces compensated the completion of this puzzle.


Comments on the  jigsaw puzzle...

I was approached through the Facebook by Jason Tanner, the Owner of Bone Owl Jigsaw Puzzles for a request to review one of their puzzles. I received it in a timely manner, well packaged. The box quality is good and sturdy and the pieces have a similar cut to those of a Dowdle puzzle as the tips of the pieces are smaller. I refer to the pieces as semi-random cut because they are not grid-like cuts but are not 'extremely' random cuts either.

I would say this brand meets all the requirements for a great puzzle experience and the best part on this particular one is the image which is quite creative as in the beauty of the forest. Special thanks to Jason Tanner from Ontario, Canada for giving me the opportunity to review such a beautiful puzzle image.

From the Artist, Dan May's website reads:

"His detail-intensive works have become widely recognized for their dreamlike ability to transcend the natural states of space and time. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, including the 2013 Suggestivism show at the Acquario Romano in Rome. Dan lives and works in northern Michigan with his wife, Kendal and their sons, Max & Dylan."

Enjoy the following close up images for color, cut and creativity...


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