"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."
Look closely. These pictures are not what they seem. They look to be low resolution shots of various folks but in reality they are extremely intricate works of art using your standard push pin. Artist Eric Daigh has been creating these kick ass works of art for a while now with stunning results. I'm always impressed by artists who create using completely unorthodox materials to get what they want. I wanted to share a few of my faves below but please check out more here & here. Love it.
L.A. Artist Saber creates his own take on the American Flag in a piece entitled FLAG, 2010.
HyperBeast.com said "Misunderstood by right-wing fanatics across the States, graffiti artist Saber decided to produce his take on the American flag; designing atop the stars and stripes, Saber created a series of flag murals, each unique, with designs based on what The United States means to the artist as well as things unrelated, that are nevertheless personal to him. The flag series was captured on video and became a finalist in a state wide campaign for health care reform, a project much supported by Saber."
I love it. Learn more by watching the video below. Live art. Live Free.
I'm delayed in posting this but it's worth the wait. I'm not as big of a fan of this collaboration as I was when Gaga featured Beyonce on her track but girl, this is a visual fiesta. Goodness! Work it out!
And she's only up to the "other books by the author" page...
I stole this FULLY from one of my favorite sites out there ~ worldofwonder.net. I pulled this word for word from their site because it was just perfect and hilarious. I go to their site on a daily basis and without fail something makes me laugh out loud. They have the most ridiculous, hilarious and genuinely random posts to peruse every day. It doesn't hurt too that one of my favorite writers is a contributor ~ Mr. James St. James of Disco Bloodbath fame. Brilliant. If you haven't checked out their site, I implore you, do it NOW.
The trailer for Banksy's first feature film, Exit through the Gift Shop, has been released and it's lookin' sweet. Banksy is the absolute king of street art and graffiti. No one does it like him. This film, billed as a pseudo-documentary, looks in to what it takes to be an illegal legend. Whoa. Watch.
"Many wonder when their president will show the same kind of concern for the constitutional rights of gay American service members as he has for enemy combatants held at Guantanamo Bay. Many wonder what the administration's willingness to treat gay Americans as second-class citizens says to Uganda and other countries that are considering laws that would subject gays to imprisonment and even death. Gay Americans have been among the president's most ardent supporters. Their enthusiasm, and that of their families and friends, could be crucial in this year's elections. The president's action—or inaction—on Don't Ask Don't Tell will be noticed. An increasingly frustrated bloc of gay voters—angry over marriage setbacks in California, Maine, New Jersey and New York and emboldened by Ted Olson's and David Boies's high-profile effort to declare unconstitutional laws that prohibit gay marriage—are growing impatient for equality. As Mr. Olson said in federal district court in San Francisco recently, discriminatory laws serve only to label gay and lesbian persons as different, inferior, unequal and disfavored."
– Richard Socarides ~ Attorney and former senior White House adviser on gay rights to Bill Clinton, speaking to the Wall Street Journal about President Obama and his continued delay in repealing the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy after promising to do so throughout his campaign.