This entry is not about the deer that wander through our yard. No, that would be an entirely different blog post. No this is about playing with money.
When my kids were little, our bank sold pads of real dollar bills that had authentically colored stickers of Santa, Cupid and the Easter Bunny covering President Washington's face. The kids thought they were pretty cool and sometimes didn't even spend them instead saving them. After a quick look through the internet, it seems this is still done.
Then as the kids got older and I became more creative, I would fold paper currency into origami shirts and other objects. The kids were more savvy by then and quickly unfolded the origami and pocketed the bills.
Artist Mark Wagner likes to play with money. He uses real money to make his own brand of art. It appears he uses mostly $1s.
Some people like to put all their eggs into one "basket", so to speak, when it comes to money.
Here is a 50 Yeun Banknote.
Here is a 50 Yeun Banknote created in 3-D out of eggs!
An old friend of mine Julie Paquette (now Jeffries) began Fluxus Bucks back in the early 90s. As a mail art project she printed up a gazillion fake dollar bills and sent them out into the art world to be altered and sent back to her to receive more. Back in the day she kept careful records of who she sent them to and who returned them. I don't know if the record keeping has continued but Fluxus Bucks still circle the globe. Go google it. There is quite a bit of info online and several interviews with Julie.
What have you done funny with money?