Even though the Canadian Parliament voted Lacrosse as the official summer sport of Canada but we all know what the true Canadian sport is...... HOCKEY!!! Evolved from various sports, Hockey has become a national pastime for Canada be it on a frozen pond, a community ice sheet, or at a NHL Area. This festive winter scene by Eric Dowdle features hockey roots in a typical small town celebrating the season with a rousing gathering around the frozen river. Drop the puck and enjoy this piece with family over a cup of cocoa.
The essence of folk art is to tell a story about the people, the culture, and their history in a unique way. Eric has been painting folk art for over 20 years, visiting famous cities like Paris, London, Sydney, Venice, and Bermuda. But since the world is much bigger, see what other cities you recognize in the painting that only you might know like, Whistler, Bristol, and Peggy’s Cove. Become a traveler and experience the stories only through Eric’s folk art in the Best of the World.
Every Fall near the Sandia mountains of New Mexico balloon enthusiasts gather from all over the world to witness something spectacular. Rising high into the air, and then making their way back to their launch site (with help from the box winds) these balloonists compete in various contests of skill and navigation. Be a part of the fun and see who happens to be piloting the balloons in this brightly-colored painting.
More than any other image, "Noah's Ark" has catapulted Eric to the forefront of American Folk Art. This basic Bible message continues to delight fans year after year. As one of our most popular puzzles, this image is full of fun pop culture references and colorful animals. It is also available for purchase as a print, wonderful for hanging in a child's bedroom or playroom.
The word “mall” in the 17th and 18th century simply meant a grassy area for people to attend social gatherings and entertainment. That is why it’s called the Washington D.C. National Mall. Its nickname, “America’s Front Yard” is appropriate because over 30 monuments, memorials and museums surround visitors, inspiring them to honor America’s past, live in the present, and strive for a greater future. You might recognize some of your favorite monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, and Arlington Cemetery. Don’t forget about some fun hidden easter eggs like Eric’s classic rooster and goose you can find in this fun folk art puzzle!