Saturday, June 26, 2010

A is for Alaric

A collage for sweet little Alaric on his 2nd birthday.
Love, Mike

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sweet Inspiration | Mane

My friend Randy came by yesterday to share some new costumes with me he has been working on for performances on stage at Seattle's CanCan. This red mane was spectacular and I had to document it. The way the piece moves is amazing. I'm excited to see it on stage soon.

Bravo, Randy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Celebrating Our FLOCK OF BIRDS | Summer Solstice

I'm so very thrilled to reflect and celebrate our fantastic Flock of Birds from the Fremont Solstice Parade this past weekend. The photos are spilling in (thanks to our resident bird photographer Jon) and we're all proud of the work we did, the dancing we loved, the smiles we wore and the brother/sisterhood that is inevitable when a band of open-minded and fun-thinking folks get together to make magic and celebrate the beginning of summer. Enjoy this series of portraits of each of our wonderful birds.

Handsome Vincent as Pegassus.

Rosie in her fabulous fuscia and black.

Michael celebrating his inner-diva as Cybirg.

Yours truly as a peacock, replete with bird spats, hip chains, ankle bells and glorious body paint by Marko.

Mr. Marko as a Plaid Bird, and also swooping in as another driver and creative consultant to the flock.

Our lovely and lively chauffeur and driver of the chicken truck.... Louise the Bird Watcher!

Jules as a Crow....quite possibly the happiest crow I've ever seen!

Jeremy with his traveling sideshow as LoveBird.

Danny reconnected with his goth mistress to create this sexy bird of the night.

And then we DANCED!

Another wonderful addition to our bird flock...Kirsten as a Blue Footed Boobie.
So glad she was able to join us!

Happy Solstice, friends. Summer is here!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sweet Inspiration | Lazy Blogger

The other day an acquaintance made reference to "lazy bloggers" in conversation. I fear I'm becoming one....or looking like one. But rest assured, kind readers, that I am not. My inspirations are real. I search long and hard for them. My motivation is pure. I look inward to find it. The images, videos, drawings and thoughts I post are from my creative core. I want to share it all with you.

This image is compliments of my kind friend and long-time correspondent Richie White.
His taste is superb, his eye keen, his mustache the best.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2006 | 2010

2006 | 2010

Popped collar | Scarf
Familial roundness | Approaching masculine geometry
Blue | Blue-green
Full swoop | Cone-swoop
Smile at 85% | Smile at 93%
Student | Professional

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sweet Inspiration | Amboy Dukes | ???

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Pie | A Universal Scheme

My job is to
and love.

All parts must be in balance. All systems must support one another. All energies must be guiding to the same place while the parts and proportions of MC reflect a universal vision of art, life and love.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Brainstorming becomes a reality | Flock of Birds

Brainstorms are becoming a reality.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sweet Inspiration | Mechanic

Tehran bike mechanic, courtesy of Bikejuju. So beautiful.

C-Press | Shorts

Thanks to The Stranger and Daniel Frum for the plug in their LINE OUT column. Nice to see Daniel on the streets sporting some MC and saying such kind things about what he has in his closet.

"The shorts are probably one of my more prized possessions. I got to know this guy named Michael Cepress who opened up a store on Capitol Hill, and I actually bought some of his pieces in his studio. It was nice to appreciate and support a local designer." -Daniel Frum

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sweet Inspiration | Brotherhood II

A collage for my wonderful new friend Vincent.
Found papers, spray paint, photocopied friendship bracelets, pencil, graphite, vellum. May 2010.