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Happy birthday Tom, on an Alexander Calder

Using a Calder to wish a happy birthday

The shapes of a Calder sculpture are so bold and graphic. They make for a great canvas to write upon. A loyal long-time fan of Spudart is the super Tom Saaristo. He’s been a wonderful encouragement all the way since the Spudart blog’s start 15 years ago. Today is Tom’s birthday. I wanted to wish him a […]

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McDonalds bag origami atop garbage can

Origami made from McDonalds bag

Transform your fast food paper bag into an origami creation that will change the way you eat food, and how you view your time. While sitting in the McDonalds next to the Trump Tower, I folded my McDonalds bag into an origami crane. Recycling fast food paper bags 99.9% of America throws away the fast […]

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The Beatles pencil sketches

Sketch cards on Christie’s auction site

ACEO on eBay Artist sketch cards are so much fun to collect. Tiny little sketches done on 3.5-inch by 2.5-inch cards. Search “ACEO” on eBay. ACEO stands for Artists Cards Editions and Originals. You’ll find thousands of such cards. Usually these forms of art are quite affordable, compared to larger art. The prices will run anywhere from […]

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Artwork falling out of its envelope, asks to be used.

When art begs to be used

Arriving at my desk this morning, these stored printouts had fallen out of their envelope. They are printouts of the surface of Pluto. Last year I printed these strips with the intention of wrapping them around objects in public spaces. Everyday objects, like poles and branches, would be transformed into the surface of Pluto! Last […]

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January art check-in

Now is the perfect time to start making art. It’s the new year! Let’s make a resolution to make more art this year. Once a month, I’ll make a post asking people to leave a comment about whatever project everyone is working on at the moment. It’ll be a fun way to see what people are […]

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Stack of postcards

Unlimited postal mail

Have you ever thought about sending a postal package to someone, and wished you could send it for free? The hassle of having to go to a post office, wait in line, and pay x-amount of money. Blerg. I want to just set the package outside my door, have it picked up, and sent. I […]

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hot chocolate tweets

The hottest new trend: guys liking hot chocolate

What’s up with dudes and hot chocolate? write Mary Fons. “Dudes like hot chocolate. It’s a thing.” She gives four examples of guys liking hot chocolate in her Choco Case Studies. Well, make me the 5th!–actually the first–since 2008 I have been declaring on Twitter my love for the hot chocolate beverage. If other dudes […]

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Geocities: homepage

My Geocities is back up

I put my 1997 geocities site back up! (Click HERE to visit) All in it’s animated gif, ugly design glory, this is my first website I made. It wouldn’t be a Geocities site if there wasn’t a “under construction” icon somewhere! Mine is deftly photoshopped into the site navigation for the design section. While I […]

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