Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Valentines Gift for the fisherman?????

Here's a few of my fishing cartoons that I can relate with. I spent a little more time on drawing them. Enjoy! 

I can "kind of" relate to this cartoon. A few years ago on Valentines Day, my wife gave me some odd gifts, nuts and underwear, yep I said nuts and underwear. It sounds funny but, It was actually nice because I needed the underwear and I like nuts. Now, chocolate and roses are not the only things that show love, even nuts and underwear can. To be honest, you need to be married a few years before you start getting what you need on Valentines Day. Looks like the bobber head would make a great Valentines Gift. Check-out my vintage style lake, river and bay maps, makes a great gift for the lake lover.

Again, I can relate to this cartoon. We've all been to a fish fry and ate too much, right? But have you ever been to a vegetable steam and ate too much? Do they even have vegetable steams? I don't think so because FISH RULE!

Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Crows quickly left as if a motorcycle gang had showed up at the neighborhood bar.

Yesterday in the ten acre woods, the birds at the feeder started freaking out. I looked out thinking that our cat was playing hide and pounce with the birds. Luckily, I didn't have to run out and chase the cat away on a cold winter day.  

It was a Red Shoulder Hawk low in the trees eyeing the activity around the feeder. I was lucky to get a nice photo of him while he was on a low branch. It was interesting while watching the birds at the feeder when the hawk was near. The small birds, Titmouse and Chick-a-dees, were not troubled by the hawk, however the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Crows quickly left as if a motorcycle gang had showed up at the neighborhood bar. 
Life is short, discover whats in your woods, river, lake, or bay! 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bald Faced Neighbors !!!

Not far from the back of our home (about 25 ft. from our back door), My wife discovered this nest about 10 feet above the ground. Luckily, I didn't wander near the nest during the summer time, because I am allergic to bee stings. In fact, so allergic that one sting and I will end up in the hospital. Anyway, it's likely that the nest was built last spring and we didn't see it until the winter when the leaves were gone. 

I did a little research and found that it's built by a Bald Faced Hornet and there stings are pretty nasty. This hornet is aggressive and will attack if you approach the nest. They average about 400 hornets and eat insects such as caterpillars, fly's, but little nectar. You know, there were almost no fly's around the house last summer. At this time of year, they say that there's no hornets in the nest, we shall see, because my goal is to remove the nest and bring it inside. I will let you know how this goes.

What's in your woods, lake, river or bay? Get out and find out!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

When you find your calling!

A few years ago, I got to follow my dream, a dream of having my own studio and creating the art that I love. After some wandering around on exactly what I wanted to produce, then putting all my creative and artistic ability in to it, I can now say that I have found it, "producing creative decor maps of places that folks love." I think this email below, from one of my customers pretty much sums it up, I have found my calling!" 

I received my custom, Hammock Lake decor map yesterday and was like a kid opening it on Christmas Day.  I could not wait to see it, and it definitely did not disappoint! It it stunning!!  Thank you so much for working with me to create this amazing focal point of my home. Your work is gorgeous and is just what I had been looking for!! I absolutely love the barn wood frame!! Thank you also for your promptness on answering your emails and for the super quick delivery.  Your business is more than 5 star and is so much appreciated!!! Thank you again and have a GREAT 2014!!

Have a very Happy New Year and remember "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream."