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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Sorry I didn't post this yesterday, I was a bit out of it. I wasn't feeling so hot. I had a headache so bad I thought my head was going to explode. I left work early and went home to take a nap. I woke up late and was hungry so this is my pic from there. Why is it when you're in a rush something always happens to delay you. Stupid drive thru. Anyways I'm still feeling kinda out of it today but I'll post something latter tonight when I get back home.

Monday, February 27, 2012


This is a Captain Crunch Frappuccino from Starbucks. It's my new favorite drink. Ask for a strawberries and cream frappuccino with a shot of toffee nut if they don't know what you're asking for. It really is amazing on how much it taste like captain crunch cereal.


Another late night of editing. I'm a bit of a purest with my photography. So many people use Photoshop to edit their pics. Take this and make them thinner, oh take that and make them younger looking, what's that.. Oh take this and let's get rid of it, dang I shot in the wrong setting... Well I'll take this thing and it'll fix that.
Nope, not me. I only do my editing in Lightroom 3. I have issues with digital photography in general. As much as I love it, I hate it lol. So if I do a shoot for you and you ask "Can you make me thinner so I'll look better?" My response is always "no buy I can make you look awesome"

Sunday, February 26, 2012


This is Carl Bounds. Tonight we will be observing the elusive mating rituals here at Big Texas.
First he drinks these strange elixirs called "beers" and another strange concoction called "shots"
He peruses the dance floor looking for his prey. After spotting one out he observes from a safe distance to insure that she is up to his standards and is indeed "available" He makes his move and pounces on her with the pre courtship ritual of asking for a "dance". After dancing with 3 girls he has failed to secure an acceptable girl. He passes a small flock or "group" of women. This could be a dangerous situation. Usually a group of girls will "cock block" any male attempting to court any in their flock. He makes his move anyway, the night is getting late and he's struck out 3 times already. He bravely moves in to make his move and....... Success! He dances with her and moves on to "small talk" and even "chit chatting". Unable to close the deal before closing he does succeed in attaining ten symbols called "numbers" from her in the form of a "phone number". Happy with this partial score he retreats for the night to hunt another day. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Today we made a lady so happy and she paid me for it too. 
Somedays I love my job and today was one of those day's. My customer had been unsatisfied with her kitchen cabinets for sometime now. They were old, chipped, and needed some love. That's were I come in. We sanded them smooth, deglossed them with a chemical etcher, primed the raw exposed wood, and applied a new top coat of Sherwin Williams ProClassic Alkyd semi gloss. Not to plug anyone but it's the best oil based I've ever used. It lays down so smooth. Once Mrs. Files saw her cabinets completed she was ecstatic. I love it when people are happy with my work. Well not just happy, but when the smile from ear to ear. They can't believe there eyes. They didn't think it would look that good. When they are truly happy that they can't stop talking about it. That's what makes my day.


Take time people. Take time to look around and enjoy the beauty in life. It's a short ride and to many of us take it to serious to enjoy anything. We are all in a rush to get to work, complete or projects, be corporate monkeys, clean or homes, or whatever it is you do that makes your day to busy. Remember time stands still for no one. If you take it to serious what's the point? Relax and breathe a little. You don't have to take a day off, or a week, or even a month. Just stop, look around and realize something beautiful around you. A sunset, some flowers, kids playing in the park, a bird in flight. It only takes a couple of seconds, maybe even a minute. This is my couple of seconds from today. I was out in Clear Lake driving home from work and saw this beautiful sunset. I know this pic does it no justice but for a brief moment all my troubles in life vanished and meant nothing for one small moment in time. I just enjoyed that sunset my whole ride home and was trouble free. Take time everyday to find your moment.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I love my Xbox. I really do. I watch Netflix, Zune, YouTube, and more importantly play games on it, like Skrim. Speaking of which, I'm going to get back to that right now. Y'all take care and have a good night.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


This is what my life has become lmao. I'm so tired. I think I've only gotten about 6 hrs of asleep in the last 2 days. I'm hooked on this game. Thank God for red bull.


Ok people, if I haven't told you already or you haven't guessed it,I am a nerd. I read comics, went to conventions, built and raced r/c cars, collected action figures, play video games, and all that stuff. For those of y'all that play the game you know exactly what this pic is. Theses are MTG cards, or Magic the Gathering. This crack addicting game has been a part of my life since I was about 19. My brother and I found it on accident at a mall. The got explained the game to us and we were board so we bought in. We had no idea what we were doing but luckily we had friends that knew how to play. I really do enjoy playing Magic. It's a fun game and it's different every time you play. So go ahead laugh of crack jokes, I've heard them all, but untill you play the game you won't understand.


This is my tire, well Cindy's tire. This is what you call an artistic point of view. The problem with this style is it tends to get a little overused. Don't get me wrong I like this style. The whole point of this style is to make you look and think differently about what you're trying to capture, but before you know it people are taking extreme closeups of their tire and calling it art. So keep shooting everyone. Keep looking for a better way to take your pics and capturing the moment. So do not settle for ok or acceptable, but always strive for amazing.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I'm so sorry I didn't post this last night. I went to get a game yesterday because I had some gift cards that were dying to be spent. I had my good friend Carl with me and before I knew it he's coming up to me with a bag saying "Ok I got it let's go" So I'm thinking he got himself a game. I didn't see anything I couldn't live without so we left. Then outside the store Carl says he for the game for me, it was The Elder Scrolls 5 SKYRIM. I've never played any of this series and I didn't want to hurt his feelings so I smiled and accepted. I started this game last night and man I'm hooked. It was awesome I can tell it's not going to be a short game. It took me a little over three hrs just to complete my first quest. I'm now a level 6 Imperial and my one handed weapon skills are growing fast, as are my magic skills. I think I'm going to enjoy this game a lot. Thanks Carl. You are a good friend.

Friday, February 17, 2012


I hate the rain. Well hold on. I love the rain, but I hate it when it just keeps on raining for days and days.
What's worse is driving in the rain during rush hour.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Ok technically I didn't shoot this today, but I did edit it today.
I don't know this lil girl, she was a group meet up shoot that I attended. Unfortunately I forgot to charge my batteries so my attendance was cut short. She was a cutie though lol a real ham for the camera. I love capturing all kinds of photos. I don't think I'll forget this one for a long long time.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


If you know me you know I love sunglasses. I once had a sunglass case like you'd see at the mall. I think I had like 30 pair on it. Oakley sunglasses are my true love. I owned my first pair back in high school and it was love at first sight. These are my newest edition to my collection. Desi got this pair for me for christmas, well actually a different pair but they were to small.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


My father grew up in Rockport TX, well really in Aransass Pass. Rockport a great town. I love that place, but you either work or have people work for you. It's a hard place to come up from nothing and make it big. He is one of the few that has. When he was younger he was a captain of a gulf shrimp boat, The Captain ART and the Jan-Del and Alex. I grew up on seafood because of this. I grew up with a love of ocean most of all because of this. My father used to take me on trips with him when he went out shrimping. Some of my best memories are from that time. I've been in and out of fish houses and net shops. I've met some of the saltiest dogs you'll ever meet. He made his money, my father, and was able to see the market was not going to last. Today he owns a well respected, successful paint company. We still have strong ties to the shrimping industry, and more stories that I could tell. I love the sea because of my father.

Monday, February 13, 2012


When I graduated high school in 93 has was 99¢ a gallon.
This is rediculous.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Now who doesn't know who this is? Ok Who hasn't watched the movies? Star Wars was one of my favorite trilogy series as a kid before I even knew what a trilogy was. Darth Vader was the ultimate bad guy. He was spooky, powerful, and feared. Now he's on a box of chocolate lol

Saturday, February 11, 2012


This is my lil grand niece. Her name is Allyson, but she likes to be called Ally. We went to the park today for some valentine day shots and she is a hand full lol. It took 3 of us to keep herding her back to the wall. She loves to take pics, but loves to run like a crazy child too.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Todays blog might start an argument or two, especially from my friend David.
One of the greatest bands of all time. What all other bands are measured by. That is what the majority of music lovers believe. I like the Beatles, but I don't think they are all that and a bag of chips. Elvis was a legend. He was young, good looking, and had a heart of gold. The Beatles were young and the equivalent of the team Edward team Jacob craze. I think that they became the sensation that they are because they were a good looking band that got on TV. I don't discredit there music but if you take away the media craze how good do you think they would have been. They were the first band that set the bar in branding. They had toys, action figures, lunchboxes, commercials. To me there music is ok, I think Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis,  Buddy Holly, that guy that sang la bamba (I never remember his name) were better bands and influenced the music world with a greater impact.
Oh the pictures were taken at a homeowners house we are working on. They are all original promotion posters from the appropriate time period of each album.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I know this is my photography blog, but todays post is both about my job and my hobby that I hope one day are reversed.
This is Jacinto. He's one of my employes. I take pride in my company and Jacinto has been with me for a long time now. I needed a cool pic of us doing some work and he is the only guy I have that doesn't get distracted or start posing for the camera when I pull it out. I guess that's why I like him. He just does his job with a smile, and that really is all I ask of my men.
If you get a chance or are just curious about my company, checkout my page Angel's Painting on facebook.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


This is what I do. This is a faux sample I made for a potential customer. It only took 2 days to make this sample. Hopefully after she sees it tomorrow she'll fall in love with it and hire me.
I love faux finishes. If you want to see more send me a message and I'll try and make it.

Ok so I just noticed the pics are a little out of order. Top is my sheet rock textured and primed. The third one is with a base coat. The second has a metallic shimmer coat added. Finally the last pic is with a dark glaze finish coat added.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I love art and photography. I look at the world different. I find beauty and wonder in strange places and everyday items that the normal person just passes by. Those of y'all that know what I'm talking about, know what I'm talking about. A good friend of mine once said "Beauty can be found in anything" and I agree. I saw this mannequin and loved it, I had to capture a pic to remember it by. enjoy

Monday, February 6, 2012


This is my Superman lunchbox that my Boothe got me for my birthday years ago. Many of y'all know that I'm a Superman fan. More than likely you've seen me wearing one of my many Superman shirts or have seen my Superman tattoo. The funny thing is, I didn't read a lot of the comics. I've seen the movies, and yea I did read some of the comic book series, but I'm more of a fan of what Superman stands for. He is the all American hero. He has morals and values. Honor and trust are what he's known for. I may not be able to tell you all the villains he's fought or his intergalactic quests, but that doesn't make me less of a fan in my eyes.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


It's superbowl Sunday! I figured this pic is appropriate.
This is Shiners new pale ale beer. I'm not a huge fan of pale ales but my friend Nathan is. He has taught me how to appreciate them, and this is a good beer. Many many years ago I got turned onto darker beers and now I won't drink anything lighter then Shiner Bock. Now I'm always looking for a new beer or willing to try something different. For those of y'all that only drink Bud Light or Miller Light I feel sorry for y'all, you don't know what your missing.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Ok there might be a shameless plug here, but it's my blog so I'm going with it.
This is a pic of my favorite ring. It's a crown of thorns, and yes I had it blessed. For those of y'all that know me I'm a big guy. Big guy means big jewelry, so that's why I don't wear a lot of it. Big jewelry means one of two things, expensive or they don't make it in my size. This ring, for instance, is a size 15. My neck is 19 1/2" so my necklaces run from 24-30" just to feel right. My bracelet size is 9" and as surprising as it is, not a lot in that department either. So now that talk have my measurements, please feel free to shower my with lavish jewelery.
Oh, and yes that is my business card. I got it from They're awesome, expensive but awesome. They make a gorgeous cards and people take notice when I hand them out. These are their mini cards. I use these cards mainly to hand out to models. They're easier for them to conceal, tuck in their bra or some other hiding place, they never seam to have pockets.

Friday, February 3, 2012


This is bubble tea. My good friend Vihn introduced me to this years ago and I'm glad he did. This is one of my favorite drinks/snack. It's a little filling with the tapioca balls so that's why I call it a snack. You can get this drink in countless combinations. My favorites are Thia tea, Chi tea, black tea with milk, and mango milk tea. If you've never seen this or haven't tried it I recommend you try it at least once. You never know what you're missing unless you give it a try.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


This is my pallet. I've been painting  homes with my father since I was knee high to a duck. When I was younger I did it because I was my father's son, and you do what your father asks of you. Then as I grew older I began to like it, and I wanted to do it. I enjoy working with my hands and creating something that wasn't. I make people happy everyday just by adding a little color to their life.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Ok so this is the table next to my chair that I watch TV from. If you notice there are a lot of electronic devises here lol. First there is aPS3 remote. I don't play my PS3 a lot but when I do it's God of War. Then there is my xbox 360 remote with the qwerty keypad attachment. My xbox is my main source of entertainment. We watch Netflix a lot, zune movies, and yes play games as well (Fable) The little remote goes to my Roku. Another device we use to watch Netflix, Amazon TV, UFC, CHOW, & play angry birds. My awesome over the ear headphones are here as well so that I have easy access to them for when I'm on my Mac. The remote to my Sony bravia is there so that I can easily switch between all my other devices. If you look closely you'll also see my Ego and juice, I'll explain in another blog, my vaping supplies. Last but not least some planters mixed peanuts. Just in case I need a snack lol. You'll find this table looks about like this every night, unless Desi is in a crazy cleaning mood.
So that's it for tonight. Tune in tomorrow to see what I post next.