“ MY MIND RUNNETH OVER”
From a VERY early age wading creeks began my education. It really didn’t matter where my body was, my mind was on a creek somewhere, STILL IS.
Can’t wade anymore but memories are sharp, as well as my carving tools.
At 85, the chips are still falling and still motivated to head down to the studio. My creative ability still seems to be holding up , hopefully, a while longer.
This Twelve inch Rainbow is attracted to Aileen Lane’s beautiful fly,
THE FATAL ATTRACTOR. I LOVE COLLABORATIONS ! The beautiful driftwood was found for me by my friend, Joey Monteleone, the fly created by Aileen Lane, ambassador to the MUSEUM OF FLY FISHING, author and master fly tier.
My collaborators of course are IMAGINATION, MEMORIES, AND POSSIBILITIES.
Of all my creations, I love STYLIZED works the best. It’s just I never know exactly how they’ll turn out. With realistic works I pretty much determine what’s it’s going to be. With STYLIZED creations, it’s a joint effort and the WOOD has A LOT to say about it, and, that’s what makes it both challenging and FUN. ( From MY point of view).ww
” TO THE NET”
Sometimes I just have to keep them, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES!
This Eight inch wild one is created from Tupelo and presented in a beautiful Brookie net from Kenny Nelson. The driftwood base is Box Elder found for me by my friend Joey Monteleone.
Destination, MY PERSONAL COLLECTION! I’m hoping to get a couple of more of these nets to create something I can offer .