Bill Hicks was a man of many words. He never failed to stand up for what he believed in, and if you were lucky enough to have saw him on stage, you felt the depth of his soul pour over you. Bill was more than an entertainer, more than a comedian, he was the essence of positive influence. He reminds me so much of George Carlin in the sense that he really puts things into perspective. He doesn’t beat around the bush and doesn’t butter things up. He tells it like it is, and if that offends you then maybe you should take a step back from the fantasy land you live in. Bill was completely aware of how hostel of a world we live in, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion for life. We have the God given right to pursue happiness, and along the way maybe we can encourage others to do the same. Never get caught up by the “mundane” characteristics of those around you. Strive for happiness (whatever that may be to you), pursue your hopes and dreams and settle for nothing less than your greatest potential. Of all things, do your best to express your love for life because the world wouldn’t be the same without you.
I got this piece finished up in one 5 hr sitting. Mr. Mike Culley from Cheyenne Mountain Tattoo in Colorado Springs did an excellent job. The line-work is as clean as it comes and the color is superb. I had to shave my chest, not a fan considering I look like a 12 yr old boy. And the razor burn sucks too! But the tattoo turned out great, I couldn’t be happier. The first two photos have saran wrap on my chest since we were taking a break.
I’ve known these guys for several years now. I worked with Mark Hartenberger a while back at a tattoo shop here in Colorado Springs. Great artists, very personable, very professional. Just good, laid back dudes… They’re right in between Old Colorado City and downtown off Colorado Ave. If you’re in the area and wanna get some great artwork, stop by and check these guys out. Ask for Mike Culley or Mark Hartenberger.
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN TATTOO
729 COLORADO AVE
COLORADO SPRINGS.CO 80905
I was downtown Colorado Springs the other day taking photos under the Colorado bridge when I ran across this gentleman (his name is John but everyone calls him “Soda Pop”). I asked him if he was homeless, he replied “No, I may be houseless but it’s the people I meet and the friendships that develop that make me feel at home”. Some times we let opportunities in life pass us by but it’s our character that keeps us going. I’m so happy to have met so many great people in my life. I’m sure that my family is just as dysfunctional as the next but it’s a great one; so much love, so much compassion and their arms are always wide open. My brother is a pain in the butt but I wouldn’t trade him for a can of snails and boy do I love snails! Keep those you love close and tell them everyday how wonderful they are. Hope you like the picture, his face has such a story to tell…
Leaving the Subaru at home and enjoying the open road or bumpy sidewalk on the Schwinn “Coffee”. Things really slow down when you’re just cruising the bike. Life seems to be so much simpler, so much easier. So next time you get the chance to dust the cob-webs off your old bike, please don’t hesitate. Pump up the tires, shine up the wheels and get to ride’n. Hope to see you on the road. And if you see me, don’t forget to give me a hi-five! Cheers…
Awesome street artist time lapse of Illuminati GraffitThere’s definitely an awakening of human consciousness. Take a look around, outside of the typical media I mean. There’s a lot more going on than what “THEY’RE” feeding you. Do your research and remember to “always think for yourself”. There is a human consciousness that continues to grow and thrive. Let’s not let the powers to be keep us from reaching our greatest potential.