The artwork above were made via Excel spreadsheets. Who would’ve thought this was even possible? Maybe it’s just my corporate-life-trained head, but spreadsheet art did not even cross my mind until I read about 73-year old Tatsuo Horiuchi recently. He saw other people build pretty graphs thirteen years ago, realized he can use it as a medium (since a standard graphics software was expensive) … and he turned it into these unbelievable masterpieces. What a beautiful thing. Photo Credit: Spoon & Tamago
This colorful image in steamykitchen.com inspired me. Although the original idea is about memories, I thought this would be a good (and cute) method for counting blessings this year. When something makes you smile or when something good happens, write it down, and drop the note in your recycled jar. “Upcycled” if you’re fancy. ;) On New Year’s Eve, read about all the amazing things from your 2013 Happy Jar!
At this time, I can come up with one hundred reasons as to why I can’t produce something creative this weekend. Chores and errands alone could take two full days. But you know what? Sometimes, we have to prioritize things that make us feel alive again.
If you have 11 minutes to spare, watch this super fun video. Heartwarming, inspiring, and just plain fun.