Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Worm Fart, Bait Mullet, Bobber Stud

My cartoons are about things that you have never thought about. I normally do cartoons about bait. why? Because bait cartoons can be funny. Also, my goal is to make bobbers great again! Think about it, what if a bait had a mullet or a bobber in the tackle box that was a stud or a worm fart. Lastly, I add new cartoons about ever two weeks depending on map orders, more about maps later...Enjoy 






Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps. 


Ain't she pretty! She's all dressed up in a beautiful frame and ready to go to that "lake house warming party". you will be so proud when you walk in with the prettiest gift at the party..........LeoLakes.com

Folks are discovering that these decor maps are wonderfully unique gifts that become family heirlooms. Oh yeah, I hide things in the lake waters, such as a tiny mermaid/fish. Folks love to search for them. Also, you can personalize your lake map with a star where your lake house is located.  I call my maps, treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. My treasured maps make a great gifts for the fisherman, lake lover, or Lake house. Order soon to avoid the rush!

As you can see, my maps make a great gift.  Orders pick-up during the holiday's, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.

"Hanging a Leo Lakes Treasured Map in a lake house, is like christening a boat with a bottle of champagne!" 




Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bobber Life, Bobber Yoga, and Bobber Harassment

A few fishing cartoons. I mostly concentrate on bait cartoons, yes bait. I'm trying to make bobbers great again....one bobber at a time...







Paddle over to my website, I do Lake Decor Maps... Interestingly, I often get comments about the fish in the waters of all my maps. Folks love to tell me about fishing and love the jumping fish that I show on my maps. Also, they say the children really enjoy hunting for the tiny mermaid and are thrilled when they spot her in the waters. Oh yeah, some folks tell me that mermaid and fish move, but I'm not sure that I believe that. However, if you look closely you may find her and the fish jumping around. 

Most folks add a star to a special place on the lake such as a lake house or where they caught that "Trophy Fish". Check-out below, a customer wanted to add the place, weight and fish type of a trophy that he caught.


I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for approximately eight years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. LeoLakes.com


Also, each framed map or map over 16x32, comes with a certificate of authenticity, lake poem, and interesting facts abut the map. 



I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com






Thursday, May 12, 2022

A worms Life...

 Sometimes, I do cartoons. I mostly concentrate on bait cartoons, yes bait. Why? Well because no one else is doing them and they can be really funny. Take a look at a worms life. Enjoy...







Paddle over to my website, I do Lake Decor Maps... Interestingly, I often get comments about the fish in the waters of all my maps. Folks love to tell me about fishing and love the jumping fish that I show on my maps. Also, they say the children really enjoy hunting for the tiny mermaid and are thrilled when they spot her in the waters. Oh yeah, some folks tell me that mermaid and fish move, but I'm not sure that I believe that. However, if you look closely you may find her and the fish jumping around. 
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Most folks add a star to a special place on the lake such as a lake house or where they caught that "Trophy Fish". Check-out below, a customer wanted to add the place, weight and fish type of a trophy that he caught.
I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for approximately eight years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. LeoLakes.com
Also, each framed map or map over 16x32, comes with a certificate of authenticity, lake poem, and interesting facts abut the map. 




I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Canvas Map of Greers Ferry Lake

A Greers Ferry Lake map for the lake house! I just finished this canvas map of Greers Ferry. It will soon be hanging in the customers lake house. I've been to Greers Ferry once or twice and let me say "it's a beautiful lake"...  LeoLakes.com


Interestingly, I often get comments about the tiny mermaid hidden in the waters of all my maps. Folks love to tell me about the search for the mermaid. They say the children really enjoy hunting for her and are thrilled when they spot her in the waters. Oh yeah, some folks tell me that she moves, but I'm not sure that I believe that. LeoLakes.com


Most folks add a star to a special place on the lake such as a lake house or where they caught that big fish.

 I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for approximately 12 years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. 
Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. LeoLakes.com


I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com

Friday, April 8, 2022

Fishing humor, Power bobber, bobber yoga, bobber alien

 I've added some new Baitrageous cartoons. I'm not sure why most of my cartoons involve a bobber, but they do. It could be that when I was a kid, bobbers were the only fishing item that we had...or I'm trying to make bobbers great again! Anyway, enjoy!









Oh yeah, check-out my decor maps of lake, rivers and bays. Folks will be drawn to my map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. LeoLakes.com

Each framed map comes with a certificate of authenticity, lake poem, and interesting facts about the map. 

I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

On a big stream, St Croix

There's nothing like getting on a big stream for a week, especially if it's the Caribbean. I just finished a week stay on beautiful St Croix Island. The water and weather were perfect, I love that turquoise colored water. We stayed on Protestant Cay which is a five acre island shown below at the lower right corner. Protestant Cay is about 200 yards off the main island. 


Below is a photo of Protestant Cay Island from the Christansted boradwalk. A small boat taxi takes you back and forth to the boardwalk. Lots of sailboats dot the bay. The small boat taxi has to maneuver around the sailboats. Lots of folks come to Portestant Cay for the day to visit the beach, a great beach!

This is a view of Christansted Bay. The bay is not a deep bay, so no cruise ships dock here. The cruise ships dock on the other side of the island near Frederiksted. The water is so crystal clear that you can see many feet below, absoulutely beautiful water. I often saw fish that were 4 feet long swimming along the boardwalk. Folks would toss their leftover food into the water and it was a feeding frezey. 

One of the fish waiting for a handout. I beleive that it's a Tarpon a few feet long. Interestingly, I did not see many fishing boats around St Clorix, mostly sailboats and scuba diving boats. When we ate at the boardwalk restaurants, we would ask if the fish was fresh and most of the time it was frozen, which was disappointing. This could have been due to the pandemic, however it was mostly over. We did find some great hamburgers and a very good beer battered shrimp meal.

In the afternoon, I watched a small rainstorm come ashore. The Tiki Hut Bar Boat sailed into the storm like it was a Carnival Cruise Ship, party on baby! I guess the captain knows the weather here and realized it was no threat, "No Problem Mon". The Tiki Boat was busy everyday and folks seemed to enjoy the party.

Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere a chick! Yes, chickens are everywhere in the downtown area. It was entertaining watching the roosters, hens and chicks roam around looking for a handout. They know how to acquire food from the tourist. 

Most of the tourist businesses in Christansted is along the boadwalk, however there are a few shops and restaurants deeper in town. As with a lot of Crabbian islands, there are older areas that need repair and refurblishing.  Christansted has some beautiful tropical tree lined streets. It was fun to roam around.

On the northshore of St Croix is "The wall". If you look at the water edge in the distance, you see the deep dark purple water. This is the wall, and it's a drop of over 13,000 feet. In fact, a living reef runs along the top and it is the largest in the Craibbean. Divers love this area!
    We stopped at this bar for lunch. It is perfectly named, "Off the Wall". The views are fantastic and the food is not bad either. Look it up on facebook!

I do maps! I completed this map of St Croix a few years ago. I add waterfowl, fish and a tiny, hidden mermaid in the waters. Check-out my website: LeoLakes.com



Monday, February 28, 2022

Fishing Cartoons

Okay, I'm still on a cartoon kick! For some reason, I can't stop the bobber humor. I must admit it, I love bobbers, worms, and fishing! Anyway, enjoy....





Also, check-out my lake decor maps. I have over three hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes lake, river or bay maps, too. I have maps of Lake Winnipesaukee, Table Rock Lake, Greers Ferry, Lake Lanier, Gaston Lake, Choctawhatchee Bay, Toledo Bend, Raystown, and many others. Oh yeah, I hide a tiny mermaid in the waters of all my maps that folks love to search for. Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com

Oh yeah, this is part of my studio!



Wednesday, February 16, 2022

A Tornado and a Map...

Last year, a number of tornadoes hit Kentucky and did massive damage. One particular tornado completely destroyed a lake house located on Kentucky Lake. Luckily, no one in the family was hurt. The family who owned this lake house had purchased a map from me a few months earlier. 


Not long ago, I got a phone call from the daugther of the family. She told me that her father loved that map and she wanted to surpise him with a new map. I insisted on replacing that map free of charge, it's the least that I could do. I replaced the map and she was so happy. 

I thought that would be the end of the story, however there is more. About two weeks ago, I recieved a call from a lady about a map that she found. It was discovered on their farm and they thought that it may be from one of the tonadoes. She sent me a photo and the map number. I quickly looked up who had purchased this map. Interesting, it was from the folks who's home was destroyed by the tornadoes. I informed the lady that this map was from a lake house that was destroyed by the earlier tornadoes. In fact, the owners had contacted me about a new map. She wanted the daughter's email address to see if they may want the map back. I gave her the email and told her to let me know if they want the map. A day later. I got an email from her and she said they definately would like to have the map. 

Amazingly, this map traveled from near the Kentucky Lake Dam to approximately the center of the state of Kentucky. It was airborn for 75 miles before landing on the farm. Luckily, it was found and tracked back to its owners. I'm sure that this map will be a conversation piece.  

Here's a little bit about me. I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for approximately eleven years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. LeoLakes.com

Also, each framed map or map over 16x32, comes with a certificate of authenticity, lake poem, and interesting facts abut the map. 

I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to LeoLakes.com






Thursday, January 20, 2022

Elephant Butte Resservoir

 This is Elephant Butte Lake....Ain't she pretty! She's all dressed up in her best frame and ready tyo meet her new lake house.....two feet by 4 feet and stunning.


Here's a photo of the Elephant Butte that the lake is named for. I think that it looks like the top of the elephant's head and it's body is submurged. 




I always add the local waterfowl flying over and a few fish jumping in the water. If you look chosely, you may find a tiny hidden mermaid swimming around. They say the children really enjoy hunting for her and are thrilled when they spot her in the waters. Oh yeah, some folks tell me that she moves, but I'm not sure that I believe that. LeoLakes.com
 

Most folks add a star to a special place on the lake such as a lake house or where they caught that big fish. I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for over ten years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps. Paddle over to my website for more information: LeoLakes.com