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baby name Velcro

How you can name your child Velcro

Velcro. Wouldn’t that be a great name for your child? Velcro, I’m stuck on you! I like to joke around with my wife that our 18-month-old daughter’s name is Velcro. Sometimes I’ll tell my daughter we almost named her Velcro. I love the name Velcro. But in our household that name will never fly–even as […]

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Before and after, Tribune Tower

Flickr’s “search for similar photos”

Most of us are familiar with Google’s reverse image search. Pick any photo online, and Google can find a photo that is similar (or identical). It’s a very fun tool to play around with. I’ve used it to: Search for a painting hanging up in a Panera restaurant Find paintings that look like a beach […]

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Glen Ellyn Clay Meetup membership pending

Having fun crafting your meetup profile

Every time you join a group on meetup.com, you get asked a set of questions for your profile. The Glen Ellyn Clay meetup has some fun questions, so I had fun answering them. What are the top 3 things you would like to get out of this group? Get back to working with clay. That would […]

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This is artart

New word: artart

It’s kinda funny to type in the url bar: art.art Art dot art. So arty, you have to type art twice! That should become a word. Art-art. Or simply Artart. In the art world, there’s high Art, and then the rest of the regular stuff. The two get rather confusing and blurred. But now here’s […]

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spud.art domain cost

Domains ending in .art dramatically increased in price

Want a .art domain? It’ll cost you. Depending on the simplicity of the domain name, the price will adjust accordingly. The domain spud.art will cost €1,466.44 ($1883.94) OUCH! The high price kind of makes sense. Price the domain according to the value of the name: potato.art €3,168.00 spud-gun.art: €240.00 myspud.art: €16.18 giantspud.art: €16.18 In some ways I miss […]

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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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