Every Piece of You is unique and important! Katie Abey has created this motivational 1000 piece puzzle, reminding us to celebrate the weird and wonderful pieces of ourselves in her usual fun and colourful style. The illustrations in this puzzle represent real people and their stories.
To celebrate Pride Month, we are promoting of Katie Abey's 'Every Piece Of You' puzzle. We interviewed some of the characters who were happy to share their input about their character and relationship with Katie.
Q1. Hi! Congratulations on being part of our jigsaw puzzle, Every Piece Of You! This 1000 piece puzzle is filled with magical and diverse human beings, including you! Can You describe the character that Katie has created for you?
I am Charlie, the blonde-haired boy riding the purple dinosaur.
Q2. How do you know Katie, and how did you end up in our jigsaw puzzle?
I know Katie because she had a shop in my hometown, and I used to visit often as I really liked her artwork.
To celebrate the shops 2-year anniversary, I drew a picture of her riding a dinosaur, which she displayed on the shop wall. My parents commissioned the picture of me for a Christmas present. Katie contacted my dad to see if she could use it in a jigsaw.
Q3. Please can you share which 'Sparkly and Weird' parts of yourself you used to hold back?
I've never held back, I embrace my weirdness.
Q4. How did you learn to embrace them?
I'm just happy being myself.
Q5. We are hugely proud of this puzzle and think the message is so important. Do you have any advice for people who are struggling to celebrate every part of themselves?
It's not what other people think that matters, it's what you think.
Be brave and love yourself.