When I was young, creating art and music was all consuming. I painted on my bedroom walls, ceiling and anything else that was handy. I played my second hand black Harmony 1950s model semi hollow body electric guitar every available moment. Music and art flowed from me like rain off the Appalachian Mountains!

As I got older the drive to draw and play diminished. I lost my art and music “AllSpark”… I shifted gears into electronics as a career. Then later, circuit board design.

Keep moving forward.

Before retiring, I managed to acquire a surplus professional grade art table, “Walt” and my “Teen Dream” guitar rig. I planned to pickup where I left off forty years earlier.

Who names their art table?


After I retired in early 2020, this website developed an “AllSpark” all its own. I found a familiar feeling in web publishing that I had felt in my youth with my bedroom ceiling and neighbor annoying Sears amp. I don’t think I ever lost my “core” AllSpark, it’s just been shifting gears from one thing to another. My music and art took a backseat a long time ago. My “sweet little imagination” is somewhat disordered.

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By Ed Caldwell

I was once tired, now I’m REtired… Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.

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