International Space Station Live Earth View

international space station photo

I know there’s not much art in space but sitting up there in the International Space Station and watching the world roll by is really quite meditative, which is somewhat art related, kind of. It’s too late now anyway, I have already started writing this post so I can’t back out. From above the planet looks so peaceful. If you were an alien you’d never guess that earth is infested with such horrible, war loving creatures. Sure, there’s a few loving and peaceful creatures among us but none with any power or influence over how our systems operate. We just flew over Australia and are doing a flyby of New Zealand as we speak, all in darkness, which is even more meditative. I’m now waiting for the sunrise over near South America :-) Continue Reading

10 Crowdfunding Sites for Artists

crowdfunding or crowd sourcing websites

Did you know that the video game called Star Citizen raised more than $40 million from crowdfunding? One part of the money was raised using Kickstarter and the other independently on their own website. Quite a few crowdfunded projects have raised more than a million dollars but there must be thousands of small projects being funded as I’m forever seeing campaigns pop up on my facebook feed and in my email inbox. Artists are in on the action too. We’re funding books, exhibitions, travel, and all kinds of other wacky things. Here’s a list of 10 crowdfunding websites (there now seems to be hundreds of them out there!).Continue Reading

Jackson Pollock Fun

I found an interesting distraction over at the cartoon site, Gaping Void. It’s called and lets you create your own Pollock-ish works online.

It’s one of them websites that have no use, other than wasting your time. But it’s a fun waste of time!
I would have liked some settings to play with too, like changing colors or slowing down the blob output.Continue Reading

Download Google Earth

The past few days I have been completely addicted to Google Earth. It’s free to download and is probably the most interesting thing I’ve ever done online!
The faster your internet connection, the better the experience, but it would be worth waiting for on dial up too.Continue Reading

Post Secret Blog

post secret blog
The man behind the Post Secret website, Frank Warren talked to USA Today about the success of his blog. It says he has had nearly 30,000 postcard secrets sent to him in the post, with hundreds of new ones being sent each week.
I’ve mentioned the Post Secret blog before, but it is worth mentioning again.Continue Reading