Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bang! Zoom! To The Moon!!!

This is a photo I took a while back. Since I got a DSLR, my goals were not only to become a better photographer (or "take better pitchers"), but to also use the images I captured in other types of "art". This is not a great photo...but the Rocket Bike is cool as hell to me, so I decided to see what could become of it.

original © Mike Moore Studios 2013



I had to learn a couple of new Photoshop tricks to get this where I wanted it to be, but I'm happy where it ended up. I'm still running on the Rock Poster vibe as well, so this is what got pooped outta my noggin.

bangzoom2 © Mike Moore Studios 2013



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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Don't make plans to attend...

My buddy Richard Kirby recently gave me the super kick ass book Art of Modern Rock (more eye candy per square inch than just about anything I can think of), and I got all inspired.

My brother from another mother Troy Wayne Delco is the lead singer, guitar slinger, and driver of the RV, for Lubbock, Texas' finest export since Pedro's Tamales...The Beaumonts. So I made an executive decision and decided to make The Beaumonts a concert poster. This is a completely fake poster. This gig is not happening. There is no band called The Blownaparts either. I did this simply because I wanted to, and because my brain was gonna explode if I didn't.

I'd like to thank both my friends for their support and inspiration.

Now on to the show...

colorcomp2 © Mike Moore Studios 2013



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Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Killer...

This is an old Sigmor Shamrock gas station work shirt I bought at a car show probably 30 years ago. The name tag patch I picked up in Houston, when my wife was my girlfriend. I don't wear it very often anymore...but anytime I do, it makes me happy.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Drillin' a Villain...

Not really. First, it's called tattooing...not drilling. Secondly while the other guy might be known to be somewhat unsavory at times...not a villain. One friend tattooing another actually, but that's not nearly as catchy of a title.

I got to spend some time today (and way too late last night) with Richard Kirby, former pro skater & current tattoo artist, and Mike Niemann, owner of Cockfight skateboards. Lots of laughs, lots of ball bustin', all good times. Thanks guys!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

So my birthday is coming up...

And I'm at that grand ol' phase of life where it's "just another day". I'm neither excited, nor bummed. I'm happy I'm still sucking air, and breaking wind. I'm beyond stoked and proud to have the love of the people in my life that I do. Beyond that...eh, whatever. While my brain still thinks, at times, I'm 16...it is apparent my body doesn't necessarily always agree. Such is life. To a great extent, age is simply a number...but there is the very real aspect that there's an expiration date as well. I've got too much to do to slow down and worry about that end of things. There's a life to be lived, and I intend on doing it.

One thing I find humorous though...I've gotten 2 birthday cards thus far, both of them from financial institutions. Seems like WAY too much of a "grown up" thing for me to be involved in. I am, after all the guy that invented Spongebob Deadpants...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Subliminal porn...

Noticed this perfume ad in a magazine. Mr. Poodle appears to be popping a puffed up pink penga...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Waiting for the dentist...

I'm currently sitting in my truck waiting outside the dentist's office. I'm early for an appointment. I broke a tooth. Funny thing is, I broke it flossing. Doesn't hurt or anything, just a sharp edge I hope he can smooth up.

Regardless of that, the point is...I'm bored. But luckily, I have my phone. Which begs the question, how did we survive before portable electronic toys? I'm tapping this out on my iPhone. It's not the newest model, not that it matters, but I think I may be more attached to it than some of my lesser internal organs. Appendix? Whatever. iPhone? Must have.

I guess that's my Tuesday morning confessional.

I've done a little more than ramble during my wait. I ran this DSLR photo through Alien Skin's Alt Photo app. Take a peep if you please...

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Well I think the dentist finally got here.


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Don't take the Journey...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say a Journey song should NOT be in your "cover catalog" unless you can either nail it identically or you make it your own. Not close means no cigar, and should be potentially a criminally prosecutable offense. I'm certainly no Journey fan...but bad Journey is far worse than real Journey...and that says a lot.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I just noticed...

My last 3 "artistic" entries all had somewhat Religious slants to them.

Damn.

I had a little doodle where I wondered if there was a God, and if "he" knew I had farted, I had a photo of a Sheriff's deputy watching over a carnival that I titled "The Shepherd", and then, finally, was the photo of 2 ladies taking pix of folks on the "Genesis" ride.

Trust me when I say I haven't had any leaps of faith.

I apologize for any misconceptions...immaculate or otherwise.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Another Thursday...another ride!

The past two Thursday mornings have worked out well for me. I've been able to get out on the nearest trails and put some miles in. Riding these trails does wonders for cleansing the grey matter.

Riding singlespeed has helped with this a lot too. I'm not thinking about gears, not listening to the chain flailing about, other than the hysterically loud singlespeed rear hub on my bike...it's pretty quiet. I do have a suspension fork on my bike...so maybe I'm not a singlespeed purist. But I'm also 47 and the squish helps ease some of the moans, and groans, of my abused for amusement old bones. Two wheels, one gear, simple. To me it's a more direct connection to the bike/ride as well. I'm not using 30 speeds to help me do anything. If I make it...I made it, if I don't...that's on me too. I like that.

[caption id="attachment_445" align="aligncenter" width="540"]riverroadtrail © Mike Moore Studios 2013[/caption]

Riding singlespeed is like being a kid again. Just you and your bike against the world.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fun at the Fair...

So I went to the County Fair this past Saturday night, nothing in tow but my camera and a hope for image gold. Spent a couple of hours roaming around and got a few shots (you can see them here), but I gotta confess...I was a bit disappointed.

When did they clean up the fair? Sure, there were glimmers of Fair days gone by...a toothless carny here, an oddly shaped funnel cake fanatic there, but in general it was pretty generic and dangerously safe. I miss wondering where my fellow fair goers live the other days of their lives. They all just looked too familiar and tame. The rides too clean and safe.

I like a Fair full of peril and sleaze. I want a Tilt-A-Whirl operator who may have first hand knowledge of the whereabouts of human remains. I want a ride with the faint aromatic tinge of a recently regurgitated turkey leg, and just a little duct tape for good measure. I want roaming herds of human bovines, the strangely adorned, and the mildly psychotic, mingling together in a Prison yard of garishly painted spinning rides of doom. Those are the Fairs of my youth.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Brain officially refreshed...

I was able to get out on the trail on my bike this morning. It was great. I blew out any stress or worries, and got a dope fiend's dosage of endorphins. Good times indeed.

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Real life started happening again after the ride...but it was all ok, had a blank slate to start on.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Goofing around...

So my ol' pal Bob recently posted on his blog about his Summer of Sloth. I realized that I too had been slothful in any sort of creative endeavor. So today I decided to make myself make something.

I started with this photo I had taken some time back..

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And I ended up with a simple, yet kinda cool T-Shirt design....

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Not a huge creative leap, by any stretch...but it's something. Thanks for the kick in the ass Bob!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thank you...

Thank you to Alien Skin Software  for giving me a little love. They chose a photo of mine that I had submitted to their Flickr group to be part of their "Flickr Thursday" showcase, and they will be featuring it next week as their header image on their Facebook, Google+, and YouTube pages. I'm stoked.

I've used Alien Skin's products about as long as they've been available (they make it easy to look like you know what you're doing), I'm honored by this little bit of recognition.

Thanks!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Weekend trippin'...

Myself, Mrs. MMS, and the two junior MMSes took a little weekend trip to the Hill Country town of Wimberley, TX. recently. Fun was had by all.

There's a few images over on Flickr taken during our outing. Photos Here.  The one of the Agave (?) plant thing was taken by the Mrs., but I tweaked it a bit...so I'm laying partial claim.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

It occurred to me...

I'm certainly no one to judge, but it occurred to me this morning there's a certain type of person that you only see at Carnivals and Courthouses.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The more things change...

the more they stay the same. I remember being horribly mesmerized by the less than speedy kids in school moving their lips while they read. I'm "happy" to report that the progeny of those kids grew up to move their lips while they text. Awesome.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Waiting in the land of the fabulous...

I'm waiting in the land of the fabulous. While I have every right to be here, I feel somewhat foreign. A stranger in a strange land. I kinda dig it though...it's an interesting show.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Is it just me?

I'm a 47 year old, married, father of 2, Caucasian Texas American, male. I'm of sound health, and vaguely height/weight proportionate. Basically I'm Joe Average...except for maybe this one little peccadillo of mine.

Fingernails. Have 'em. Take passable care of 'em. In truth, don't really pay much attention to them at all...until I do. Holy crap! If I notice they've gotten too long, it's nearly impossible for me to think any other lucid thought other than clipping my nails back to normalcy. It's nuts. If I were locked up in Guantanamo, water boarding would have no affect on me. Let me lie around noticing my nails are too long long enough? I'd confess to the most heinous, deviant acts ever for some nail clippers.

Previously not too many people knew this about me. Based on my site traffic not many more people will. I reckon I'm good with that.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Waiting at the bank...

I'm currently sitting in the business drive-thru lane at the bank. I'm behind a police car. I don't know why I find this funny...but I do.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

I'm not a huge fan of the beer...

But dang, I've always wanted one of these...

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Stoked!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Doodle while I wait...

A little self portrait in the Truck sketchbook, waiting on tires...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Morning Pussy is the BEST!!!

This is my buddy Truman & me getting reacquainted, after he got "lost".

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Red Flowered Cactus

This is a cactus blooming in the backyard. I don't know what kind of cactus it is...but I dug the color and was itching to play with the tripod.

[caption id="attachment_342" align="aligncenter" width="720"]Red Flowered Cactus © Mike Moore Studios 2013[/caption]

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hmmm...I wonder

You think it's just a coincidence that the last episode of this season's "The Walking Dead" falls on Zombie Jesus day?

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Holy Sh*t! I'm Drawing...Update 3

Yes...it's me. Back from the "dead". I've said it a zillion times, and it continues to be an unavoidable fact of life...Real life gets in the way of a good time. Might sound like an excuse, but I don't really care. Got to spend some time at the drawing board again and made some progress on this long term project. Happy with it so far, and determined to see it through.

Here ya go...

tiki3 Tiki Update #3 © Mike Moore Studios 2013


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