Jigsaw Puzzle! Cozy Winter Wish List

Editor’s Note: Ok let’s take a stab at JIGSAW PUZZLES! We’re starting off with an illustration that originally published on Autostraddle in 2021 — Baopu #93 by Yao Xiao.

A couple of things about jigsaws: there are two icons at the bottom of the puzzle — one will show you the reference image, and the other will toggle between all of the pieces or just the edge pieces. You can also hide the timer if you don’t need that kind of pressure, mute the little clicking sound when the pieces slide into place, and change the background color (in Settings). Click the Start Game button to explode the image into 30 puzzle pieces, and then have a chill AND COZY time putting it back together! And let us know what you think about jigsaws!



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Yao Xiao

Yao Xiao is a China-born illustrator based in New York City. Yao Xiao creates artwork depicting a poetic visual world where complex concepts and human emotions are examined, amplified, and given physical form. Her work has helped people all over the globe connect at unique moments, from the celebration of the 20 Year Anniversary of the SXSW Interactive Festival, to the grand release of pop singer Katy Perry's single 'Dark Horse.' She has created deeply emotional and beautiful graphics for editorial print publications, pop music record covers, concert posters and book covers. Yao Xiao's serialized comic Baopu currently runs monthly on Autostraddle. It is an original comic exploring the nuances in searching for identities, connections and friendships through the fictional life of a young, queer emigrant. Baopu stands for 'holding simplicity,' a Taoist ideal of wishing to return to a simpler state. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Etsy or her website.

Yao has written 114 articles for us.

Laneia

Laneia is the Director of Operations and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here.

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