Oct 13, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Pinback Button Set of 4 . . .

I've been so inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests at Zuccotti Park in New York City and around the world. History is happening RIGHT NOW!! These four buttons are inspired by pictures of protesters signs during various marches in NYC and around the world. Available at my Etsy Shop Artlife.

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Aug 13, 2011

Tom Waits . . . Rain Dogs Video. . .

To continue the Tom Waits theme, here is he who is so cool doing a lively (live) version of RAIN DOGS. I loved this album when it came out so many years ago.

Jul 28, 2011

The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski . . .

Tom Waits reading Charles Bukowski's great poem The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

- Charles Bukowski

Jul 21, 2011

Tibetan Medical Paintings . . .

A friend visited New York City last week and was able to catch a show of Tibetan Medical Paintings (also known as tangkas) at the American Museum of Natural History. She told me about it and of course I had to google for images! Here are a couple of the odd and beautiful images I found:

Jul 7, 2011

Machine that destroys everything video . . .

Are you bored at work? . . . This video of a kick-ass machine that crushes, crunches and practically destroys anything you put into it will take you away from the mundane for a few minutes! What fun to watch!!: (Thanks kottke.org)

Jul 6, 2011

“Haboob” (dust storm) video . . .

Eerie video of the first “haboob” (dust storm) of the monsoon season from the Phoenix area:

Jun 17, 2011

Bike cog love pin-back design used as tattoo design . . .

A wonderful gentleman contacted me today on Etsy to let me know he got my Bike Cog Love design tattooed on his arm!:

bike cog love tattoo design
Here is the pin-back design:

bike cog love copyright Ellen Honich

I think his tattoo came out GREAT!!


May 13, 2011

Marcel Duchamp quote about the word art . . .

Arnold Newman, Marcel Duchamp
Arnold Newman, Marcel Duchamp, 1942. Philadelphia Museum of Art

The word 'art' interests me very much. If it comes from Sanskrit, as I've heard, it signifies 'making'.

- Marcel Duchamp

May 10, 2011

James Franco Interviews Artist Marina Abramovic . . .

General Hospital Quote . . .

“Believe what you want. But here’s a clue. The secret to life: Anyone can die at any time.”
“So what do we do about it?”
“Amuse ourselves. Don’t live by rules or boundaries. And take what you want, when you want.”

—Franco and Maxie, General Hospital, November 24, 2009

Mar 12, 2011

Yeah, well, That's just how I roll . . .

That's how I roll - pinback button copyright Ellen Honich 2011I've been wanting to design a pinback button with a rolling pin and this saying on it for awhile. I finally got around to it (hey, that's just how I roll!) and am really pleased with how it turned out. It is available packaged or unpackaged, and of course you can also get it made into a fridge magnet.