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I won’t get preachy here other than to say stay informed, follow the best practices, and wash your damn hands.Β  I have posted plenty of that on Facebook.

Social Distancing Maze

Print, solve, & re-post!

Print it & complete with a pen, pencil, crayon, marker, or whatever.Β  Then take a photo & post it on your favorite social media site, and tag me; @AiXeLsyD13 (Twitter & Instagram)

You can even download it & use a note app or one like PicsArt on your phone to complete the maze, then share it too.Β  Share it on Pinterest.Β  Lots of people are looking for stuff to do right now.Β  I’d love to see how far this (or any of my mazes) can go.

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Here’s some stuff I posted on Instagram but not really here;Β 

 

 

 

 

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Another #maze, inspired by Molly's art.

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Maze Mugs? A-Maze Mugs? a-MAZE-ing Socks?


Did you see the first post and the last post about the maze mugs?Β  Mike has been doing some fun stuff, and I have (very slowly) been working on mazes for the box.Β  Also, Mike posted some fun stuff:

Check out this packaging!

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Test mockup for the maze mugs.

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More than one maze per mug so you don’t get bored!

 

Click through on the socks to see the second photo!

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A-maze Mug dress socks? Mug-sock giftbox?

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So, what do you think? Want to see mazes on anything else? Want them solvable? Like that packaging or love it? Check out Mike’s other stuff on Instagram!Β  He has been making some killer skateboard decks and a topical T-shirt.

I won’t get into the COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus outbreak here, but if you’re bored in quarantine… remember you can do all of my mazes.Β  It’d be cool if you finished one, posted on the social media platform of your choice & tagged me.

I need to put a maze on a guitar. I need to update photos of my collection. I want to catalog them here since the sites I have found to do it don’t really suit my needs. Add that to the endless list of unnecessary projects to be completed “someday.”

MazeMugs? A-Maze Mug? Something else? Ci3 & I need your feedback.


Mike Copen of Ci3 Sublimation had the idea to put one of my mazes on to a mug, and I agreed that it would indeed be fun. We need your feedback to help make this something that people may be interested in buying?

Here are some images that Mike worked up;

Do you like the names? Feel free to comment your own.

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I would also appreciate comments here on this blog post, or on my social media posts;

You can comment below without needing to login to WordPress. I believe it will let you comment via Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail logins among others.

We have gotten some great feedback so far, and I dig it!

I really appreciate Mike helping take my mazes to something other than doodles on paper piling up here at the house, or floating out there in the cyberspace ether unnoticed.Β  Ha ha.Β  I am unable to determine the correct path on how to go about making a book and if there would even be an audience for just mazes.Β  I’m really not into making a theme other than “here are some mazes” outside the occasional inspiration for something else that’s goofy.Β  (Or on something that’s goofy.)

Maze Mugs (or A-Maze Mugs?) Possibly Coming Soon!


My friend Mike is helping make my mazes a bit more interesting!Β  This is a prototype.Β  Please, let us know what you think!

Check out Ci3 Sublimation on Big Cartel and Etsy for all kinds of cool products from Mike.

I think you know you can find my mazes here.

Would you like a maze mug?Β  Would you like a maze on anything else?Β  I think the dry-erase thing is super cool.

Can you get the quarter to the cart & avoid the aisle of shame? (My Aldi maze.) πŸ›’


I know most online Aldi groups call it the Aisle of Shame. Can you get through the maze without going there?

There are some crazy Aldi fans in Facebook groups out there. There are some people who like mazes out there. Is there much of an overlap?

  1. Print this.
  2. Solve it.
  3. Snap a photo.
  4. Post it on social media.
  5. Tag me. (@AiXeLsyD13)

It’s really that simple. You can even skip the printing and solve it on your phone or tablet usong a note app or photo editor if so inclined.

Wanna do a Halloween #maze or two?


Well. They’re not all Halloween themed. But they’re all mazes. I messed around with some of them in PicsArt and Instagram.

Try a few. Get the solutions on your social media of choice. Tag me in it. I’m always @AiXeLsyD13 unless someone is being a butthole and takes it first for some reason even though it’s my handle across all platforms.

Share them too. This may be a fun Halloween activity for the kids or for the whole family.

…And Out Comes the Dookie.


...And Out Comes The Dookie

…And Out Comes The Dookie

It’s a new social media game.

Combine two albums you dig into one… just like some record executive or intern did once upon a time with Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, combining the “best” tracks of each to make one pointless album.

I would suggest that you do two albums.Β  It can be different artists or the same.

If you want to be crazy try to keep the run time to a “real” album length.Β  I think Records hold 44 minutes of music and CD’s 74 or so?Β  About an hour would be good.

You can keep the artists separate like a split, or mix it all up.

Hell, you can combine 3 or more albums.Β  I am a fan of anarchy.Β  Just play.Β  Here in the comments, or online.Β  Use PicsArt or something similar to make an album cover if so inclined.

You can explain why you chose the tracks, or just let the mix speak for itself.

Just play.Β  Spread it.Β  Have fun.

We used to do stuff sort of like this on PittsburghBeat.com.

Here’s my fist offering; Rancid’s …And Out Come The Wolves mashed with Green Day’s Dookie;

01. Rancid “Maxwell Murder”
02. Green Day “Longview”
03. Rancid “Roots Radicals”
04. Green Day “Welcome to Paradise”
05. Rancid “Time Bomb”
06. Green Day “Pulling Teeth”
07. Rancid “Olympia WA.”
08. Green Day “Basket Case”
09. Rancid “Lock, Step & Gone”
10. Green Day “She”
11. Rancid “Ruby Soho”
12. Green Day “When I Come Around”
13. Rancid “Journey to the End of the East Bay”
14. Green Day “Emenius Sleepus”
15. Rancid “She’s Automatic”
16. Green Day “In the End”
17. Rancid “Old Friend”
18. Green Day “F.O.D.”
19. Rancid “As Wicked”
20. Green Day “All by Myself”

I sort of mixed up the tracks because why not? They do appear in album order.Β  The run time is just over 50 minutes. (Thanks Wikipedia & Google Sheets.)

Now, you do one.Β  Encourage others.Β  Show me what ya got.Β  I feel like I sort of did this once before already.