Tag Archives: cards

anything can be art with a little imagination [day 243]

My son made these cards, inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards.  The little gun is made from a pencil, a ticket, some tape, a camouflage band-aid and a pencil eraser.  A lot of detailed work went into making it.  All of the … Continue reading

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11 rotary dial phones & 1296 gift cards [day 231]

A few years ago, in my “excessable” art show, I had a gift card rug made out of 1296 gifts cards from different stores.  The show was in July and I left the rug in the car a little too … Continue reading

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twas the night before Christmas… the culturally correct version [day 211]

Let me me be perfectly honest here.  I really hate holidays.  And, I’m an equal opportunity holiday hater, I don’t like any of them.  I love Christmas, that is the true meaning of Christmas, but I hate the cultural crap … Continue reading

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dumpster diving in my recycling bin [day 61]

I’m always yapping to people about my blog and the challenge, but most people will not remember the website name or think about visiting it.  I would like to eventually turn this into a resource of ideas, from easy to … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 48 [feedback and cool stuff from others]

No shopping yesterday AND I managed to avoid the grocery store.  🙂  My kids and I went to see the Sno-cone Lady, then went to the library, and they actually wanted to sit there and read for a long time. … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 42 [homeless]

Homeless people are in EVERY city, some you may see, some you may not.  Want to help, without giving cash?  Carry some fast food gift cards with you.  I had a couple of $10 cards and was able to give … Continue reading

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