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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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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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