My defeats and losses are so myriad that I rarely bring them to public attention because at this point, it's downright embarrassing. Since I did, however, publicize my entry in the 2014 Springbok puzzle contest, I thought it only fair that I announce my resounding loss therein.
Congratulations to Mr. Zehrfeld for his winning entry, "Americana."
Here is my image and the very last offering in the "top submissions" line up in the above link.
Note that while the candy looks attractive, it was cloying sweet and barely edible--and I had pounds of it, which I dispatched to Lil' OB, who in turn took it to school, where it languishes in a jar in the art room.
In the contest rules, Springbok reserves the right to make any of the submitted images into a puzzle without compensation to the entrant, so it's still possible my image will be elevated to puzzledom.
Now for the other images I submitted to the contest which did not garner honorable mentions. Regarding the last image, no one wants to know how much time I spent weaving pot holders like a frustrated nine-year old, swearing and tearing up my fingernails on the metal loom.
Thanks as always for your support.
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