I tend to use Active topics on the top line menu.
Again, I would like to have the games as a separate menu item.
So many of us old guys can't spend time in the shop the way we used to.
I also like reading the CNC stuff. Fascinating stuff. Makes me wonder if there's some way to use it to make abstract pieces, you know, like these for example:
Hmm, always use Recent discussions, gonna have to try Active Topics.
I wouldn't mind if the word games went poof. But I'm not calling the shots, but pushing them to the side, or whatever, will work for me. I looked at the first post in one of them, and that was enough to not look at any more. Don't play such anyway. When I play on-line games it is always something like Clay Kittens, Kill Barney, or such.
I like reading some of the CNC stuff, especially if I can poke a bit of fun at the CNC guys. Interesting, but fascinating? To me anyway. NO. But it is woodworking, of a sort, so what can I say.
As far as abstract pieces, to me that is NOT art. Not sure how you would term it. Art to me is a painting or sculpture that you can recognize as a person, place, or such. I will admit a lot of my cane handle designs, as well as my coat tree hook designs, could be considered abstract. But at least they aren't so weird as the pictures. However, it does seem to me that something like that could go pretty well as a jigsaw puzzle - that I could deal with, but hanging on my wall not..
Considered apart from concrete existence.
Not applied or practical; theoretical.
Difficult to understand; abstruse.
I read years ago of a self-proclaimed "artist" in England, who got a traffic ticket while painting one of his "creations". He had laid a long sheet of canvas in a drive, slopped various colors of paint all over it, then proceeded to run a car back and forth over it. In doing this, he backed out into the roadway. A cop saw him and gave him a ticket for unsafe backing or such, and I believe he did not have a driver license. He later chopped the canvas into squares and started selling them as "art". Don't recall how much he sold them for, but it was hundreds of English pounds each.
I think if I wanted to "create" abstract art I would start with a piece of plywood, glue down paper on it, then sketch, and erase, repeat, lines until I got something I wanted, then paint it like a paint by numbers picture.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.