ART ASCII art bitmap art ceramics felt found objects HDR photography LEGO mosaics mail art modern dance oil pastels origami pencil rubbings printmaking public art sculptures Artists Alexander Calder Anselm Kiefer Bruce Nauman Camille Pissarro Christo and Jeanne-Claude Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (aka Christopher R. W. Nevinson. He’s a recent artist of interest to me, […]
What is the difference between creativity and innovation? Two innovation experts give their thoughts in this two-minute video. I somewhat disagree with their definitions. They infer that innovation better than creativity. Andrew Papageorge, co-founder of GAPzip, says in the video: There’s a very important distinction between creativity and innovation. Creativity, we define as the generation […]
Walking down the alley in suburban Oak Park, Christmas trees lay next to most garbage cans. The alley becomes like a Christmas tree lot, post-Christmas. Need a Christmas tree? Take your pick. Most trees are lightly used and varying degrees of dryness. All the trees laying down, sleeping. These trees are no longer in a […]
Tree mulchers are crunching all the Christmas trees on curbs and in alleys. The plethora of trees will soon be a handful of wood. How much mulch does one Christmas tree produce? I’m guessing about six handfuls of mulch. What’s your guess? An internet search yields many articles outlining the benefits of mulching your tree (see […]
A bizarre trading card from 1936 appeared in my search for arctic cards on checkoutmycards.com. 1936 G-Men & Heroes of the Law R60 #72 – Justice Within The Arctic Circle [Good to VG‑EX] The back of the card reads: “Official” Stories from records of G-Men and Famous Police Organizations and Heroes of the Law. Copr. […]
Funny seeing these two photos next to each other in my flickr photostream. One a tower built of glass and steel. The other, made of plastic magazine racks. Both have a gleaming highlight stream across their surface. One a desirable high-end place to live. The other, unwanted garbage from a goneby print era.
Next time you water you cactus, instead of pouring the water into the dirt, pour the water over the top of the cactus. I like to dribble the water on the top and let it naturally climb down the needles of the cactus. That way the cactus gets a nice slow natural feeding. Our world […]
As if having one state park named Kickapoo in Texas wasn’t enough. There’s also a Kickapoo State Recreation Area in Illinois. The folks in Oakwood, IL must have had some fun naming their road Kickapoo Park Road and the loading dock, Kickapoo Landing. Wait, there are 12 places named Kickapoo in America: — Kickapoo Township, […]
For my mom’s birthday card, I’m using an image of a Monarch butterfly (i’ll post the image sometime soon). I always like to make custom envelopes, because we have a printer at work that can make 11×17 prints. This particular envelope was easy. I just cropped the wing of the butterfly to get most of […]
… wearing a kilt. It’s long and drapes down. Reading a newspaper. How quaint. Real paper. Real ink. Big paper, at that. Paper so long that it drapes down in front of you. The paper blows around in the wind. Such old traditions. Some people still wear kilts. Some people still read print newspapers.