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The World According to Nicolas Ray

What The World Needs is more Geniuses with Humility, there are so few of us left.

Pigments Painting Company

Yes, once again Pigments Painting, my company for the last thirty years has been very busy with new projects. With the increase in work in 2016 – 2017 it seemed just logical to develop some promotions. Now, Pigments Painting is offering set price painting inclusive of everything. This service has really been an extraordinary addition to the services that I offer. Thank You for picking Pigments. Read More

Smash Tee Shirts

Somewhere between crazy frantic busy and off the wall nuts busy…I enjoy working on my Smash Graphic Tee business.  Love spending time designing graphics and adding my twist on life, a bit of fun. Check out the wonderful collection of children’ shirts, totes, mugs, and some just crazy fun tee shirts  Check out the current discount which is located on the top of the website.  Read More

Introduction Greeting

My life to date has been interesting, to say the least, and the forecast for tomorrow looks pretty much the same. Even at a very early age my tendencies usually landed me in some sort of predicament, or “learning experience”, as some may say. The people that have intersected my life have all left some sort of impression, a lasting memory, or a particular life lesson. Welcome and Enjoy my Blog  Read More

Nicolas Ray's perfect dog Chloe

Perfect Dog Chloe

Thought I would spend three minutes and give my dog her brief moment in the internet spotlight. My Perfect Dog Chloe. Pretty much never does anything wrong ever, which is just great with me. As all dogs are creatures of habit and routines, Chloe is not exempt from that. Starts the day still sleeping in … Read more


Why Do Some Women Seek Horrible Abusive Men

The Abusive Outcome is Never Good The reasons why some women seek abusive men will vary. It could be one reason, or a combination of several. Unfortunately, the outcome of these relationships can be disastrous, and will certainly do more harm than good to the self-confidence of women. Those who take the time to understand … Read more


Prison Time 10 Year Dream- Story Repercussions of Alcohol Abuse

Birth of a Dream “Yeah, I had a dream once. I really believed it could happen too. I spent years trying to make it come true. Ten years of my life were fully dedicated to that damn dream. Look where it got me,” I said, staring at the prison psychiatrist. He was the typical Freudian … Read more


Funny Farm – A COW STORY Silly Creative Story

The sun rose over the farm again… Cow noticed that it kept doing that. She was thankful really, even though it hurt her eyes. While it was dark, Farmer made Sheep make strange noises and Cow always wondered if she was next. Then there were also roving bands of drunken rednecks with nothing better to … Read more


The Meaning of Creativity – Gentrification Story

Very creative short story depicting the progression of a section of a city that was gentrified over time. The underlying theme of the story is the search for the true meaning of creativity. Crazy Story. Once upon a time there was a city whose mayor believed in order and organization, and above all in planning, … Read more


Future of Wearable Tech by Nicolas Ray

The Future of Wearable Tech

Technology has been seeping into our lives in different shapes and ways. The ease and convenience that technology is adding into our lives is undeniably a treat for us. Technology has made it possible for engraving multiple functionalities in our lives, thinking of the smartphone, it is a combination of a telephone, a phone book, … Read more

Nicholas Ray Film Director

Nicholas Ray Film Director

Nісhоlаѕ Rау (born Raymond Nісhоlаѕ Kienzle, Jr., on August 7, 1911, іn Galesville, Wіѕсоnѕіn) was a film director асtіvе in Hоllуwооd between 1944 and 1963. Rеvеrеd by American and European critics and filmmakers, Rау put his personal tоuсh on еvеrу film hе made, dеѕріtе the constraints of the studio system. Hіѕ films are marked bу a … Read more

Linux on a Crappy Old Computer by Nicolas Ray

Linux on a Crappy Old Computer

Let me start off by saying that the use of an old Crappy computer is not a reflection of the Linux operating system which is solid and a quality open source operating system. The choice to use an old computer versus using my current computer as a dual boot system was an easy choice to … Read more


Pebble Time Watch Faces

One of my favorite new pastimes is spending time creating the Pebble Time watch faces and the popular Pebble Classic watch faces. There is a certain amount of gratification when creating the watch faces, personal enjoyment building them, hundreds of downloads, and exposure. All the Pebble Time watch faces that are created are crafted and thought … Read more

Nicolas Ray Pigments Painting Deck Project

Before and After of Small Deck

The idea was to mask the unsightly tiny poorly constructed slate exterior steps that never had a real purpose. Besides the steps, the client was also accosted with a primitive half oval basement window that besides being an eyesore, could have been a risk with small children. I was asked to design and build a small … Read more