Artist Tatsuo Horiuchi with one of his Excel creations. - 

It takes an artist to transform the truly mundane into a thing of beauty. From Japan comes the story of Tatsuo Horiuchi, a 73-year-old artist who took Excel, the dreary spreadsheet program, and made gorgeous digital paintings -- cherry blossoms, hummingbirds, and landscapes.  Check it out, via Kotaku.