If you have an artistic or creative idea that you want to bring to life, it's possible that I may be able to help. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. " Nothing tests the spirit like a challenge". - Bobby Chagolla
Here are some of the services that I can provide:
welding & fabrication - bbq pits, trailers built / modification, metal repair or whatever you might need built.
sign painting - hand painted 4' x 8' or smaller signs, custom painted cowbells, hand painted helmets and clocks.
artwork & design - logo design, business card design, custom murals, greeting cards.
digital photography - have camera, will travel.
slideshows- audio and visual presentations.
You can reach me at :
Home # (512)357-4204
Cell # (512) 665-7515
Below is my new business card design. If there is one thing that is certain in life ( besides death and taxes ), it's CHANGE! Change is inevitable, and as long as the change is for the better, it should be embraced instead of feared. I'm not tryin' to get too deep here, I just prefer to see the glass as half full instead of half empty.
Below is a backboard that I made for Mike and Becky. How do we keep the basketball from wearing out the Spurs logo? A sheet of plexiglass! Cool, huh?
Below is a sign I made for Rick Galvez. His wife's beauty shop is called Neddie's Beauty World. He brought me an 8 foot in diameter satellite dish and asked that I do some welding and painting for him. This was his idea, and a darned good one at that! Looks pretty cool, huh?
(below) I silk screened a few t-shirts for my cousin's business, Flores Home Repairs. I learned how to silk screen many moons ago when I worked at Sign Graphics as a screen printer. Thanks to Alex Flores, John Diaz and the guy who actually showed me how to screen, Rick Cantu.
I got a new program that has all kinds of cool features that enable me to enhance a photograph, below is a picture of Emiliano Zapata that I added a frame to.
(below) This is a card that I made for my wife... for Valentine's Day.
(below) This is a sign that I cut out for my neighbor Ronnie. He is on a BBQ team that is sponsored by BonTon in Uhland, Texas. He found an old piece of wood and asked me to rout out the letters and then paint them. Looks kinda rustic. The name of their team? The Hillbilly Cookers.
(below) I designed and painted this sign for Dillingers.
Here are some clocks and some Beer Butt Chicken holders on display at Market Days in Wimberly, Texas.
The above cowbells were made as birthday presents. I can put whatever you want on one of these bells. They sell for $25.00.
(above) I painted this sign for my niece, Jessica.
I painted this helmet for the lead singer in the band Soy Carolina.
(this helmet is approximately 24"x 32")
(above) I painted this helmet for my friends' son, Scott.
Being a true Cowboys fan, the Redskin helmets will cost double! ( Just kidding )
(This helmet is approximately 2 1/2 feet by 3 feet.) They sell for $40.00
(above) This corner of my shop is crowded with work. On the left is a cut out for Joel Flores who wanted to show support for his sons High School team, the Akins Eagles.
(below) Some of these helmets are more complicated than others. With multiple colors and outlined letters, this can be tedious work. So how do I keep the lines straight? Take a deep breath and try like hell not to shake! ( And also, lots of practice.)
(below) The finished product!
I know, I know...the Notre Dame helmet is just plain gold, with nothing on it. This is a custom paint job.
We beat the Cooolts, we beat the Cooolts, Nyah, Nyah, Nyah, Nyah, Nyah!!! O.K. ... that may be rather sophmoric, but, damn it, that win put the Cowboys back on the map!
(above and below) Separated at Birth?...Perhaps.
(can you see the resemblance?)
Well...it started out as a shed!
Picture of the Week
If you happened to be one of the "millions" that saw the pagentry of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics, you may have been awestruck by the pagentry of it all...but what was the buzz among bloggers from around the world? Nope, not the amazing fireworks display..."who was that gorgeous woman among the Paraguayan representatives?". The answer is...she is Leryn Franco, a 26 year old, javelin thrower ( ok,ok, add your own jokes here...) I remember when Javelin throwers were a bunch of fat dudes...Freakin' Amazing!!!
MORE MARIAH! Excuse me if I seem a bit... OBSESSED! ( Be looking for my Jessica Alba page! )
Below is the "Breeze" at a bar and grill called Bikini's ( I wonder why?) We were all out celebrating another Breeze B-day. How young? You'll have to ask him! My guess is thirty three, again, for the twentieth time! Our eyes weren't the only things feasting...their food was GREAT! I had a burger and it was pretty darned INCREDIBURGABLE!
(below) And the ad read...
Wanted: Silkscreener to assist the inundated Mia. Prior experience helpful but not necessary. Benefits obvious.
What guy in is right mind wouldn't stop at this car wash? The guy driving around with his wife, that's who!
Spiderman at home...a superhero's work is never done!
I took this picture of my son and his girlfriend on the beach at South Padre Island.
(below) This bird is probably thinking, "These dumb goats need to get a room"!
(below) The loveboats, or... loveGOATS, in focus.
Here are three pictures, of the same object, that show the advantages of a DSLR ( digital single lens reflex ) camera over a regular point and shoot camera. These pictures of a bracelet holder in front of a mirror demonstrate the "depth of field" feature of a DSLR camera and also the uniquely different ways of looking at a subject.
(above) The object, with the reflection out of focus.
(above) The object out of focus, with the reflection in focus.
(above) The object in a different light (so to speak). That is, without using a flash.
My Sony and Me
(have camera, will travel)
(needless to say, it was a bit nippy outside)
(below) I got a new toy ( a Sony Alpha 100 dslr ) and took this picture of a bird in a tree. A 75-300mm lens enabled me to get close without scaring the bird away.
"Just CHILLIN' "
One, two, three... Hey Macarena! Aaaggahhh!!!
(below) "I think... I am... in Iove."
(below) "Hey Mom, look at that frog jummmmmmmm..."
(below) Too much junk in my trunk. I need a break!
"Cows in the fog"
(below) One hundred dollars to wash my bike??? Uh...ok.
Ridin' a Big Dog in Austin, Texas!
(above) It's just my buddy , Ray.
The Brooze takin' a snooze. ( and lookin' cool! )
( below ) Henry... not happy with the champagne.
Henry... Happy again!
Hey mom, whats cooking?
(below) P.O.ed Pony
"Beat it, dude... I don't bother you when you're stuffin' your piehole!"
Cartoon of the Week:
In the Immortal Words of:
"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
"I wouldn't trust a man who wouldn't try to steal a little"
- Ian Mcshane as Al Swearengen, upon hearing that his lacky was skimming from his offer, on an attempt to cheat a rich widow, on the HBO series Deadwood.
"He's tougher than a two dollar steak."
-WWE"s Jim "JR" Ross commenting on a wrestler.
"He's a bisquit away from being a linebacker."
- Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells on safety Roy Williams.
" I'm sweating like a fat man at a free dance."
- City of San Marcos Engineering Dept. employee, Reyes Camacho commenting on an impending deadline.
"Got caught up in, where I was goin'
I couldn't feel, the way the wind was blowin'
Yesterday I had a vision
Today it looks like, just another bad decision
But life goes on, come what may
Pick up the pieces and roll, 'cause things have changed."
- Sammy Hagar, lyrics from the song "Things've Changed"
"Very funny, Scotty... now beam down my pants!" - Captain Kirk to Mister Scott, who was in a mischievous mood aboard the USS Enterprise... and laughing his ass off!
"I'd rather be lucky than good, but I'd prefer to be both." - Bobby C.
"Like the fat lady said, It's better to have and not need, than to need and not have." - A Fat Lady
"Be sure you're right, then go ahead" - Davy Crockett
"You can all go to hell, I am going to Texas!" - Davy Crockett upon learning that he had lost his bid on congressional re-election. ( In retrospect, not one of his best moves.)
" If the womans brain has turned into oatmeal, I say, throw in some raisins!"- Denny Crane - Making light of his fear of Alzheimers on Boston Legal.
"No, I have anal glaucoma! " "I can't see my ass working!" - A Katrina evacuee in San Antonio, Texas, living in a hotel. When asked by a FEMA representative if he has tried to find a job.
" It is better to die on my feet, than to continue to live on my knees!" - Emiliano Zapata
Thanks for visiting our site. Visit us again next week to see more pictures, cartoons, jokes or Immortal quotes!
The artwork, photos, metal work and website were done by me. -Bobby C.
Thanks to Jesse Flores from lalocalpulga.com, for your help!