“ YUMMY MAYFLY”
This little eight inch Brook Trout is schulpted from Tupelo Swamp wood and presented on a Manzanita branch, base is CANEY Fork river driftwood.
Mayfly is Created from Magic Schulp clay. This is one of my most popular presentations now decorating homes all across America and beyond.
“ HANDLING WONT HURT THIS ONE”
A while back I began creating a few works that could be handled , they were done leaving the wood in its natural color. They are nice to have on your desk at work, on you Fly tying table, or just by your easy chair. I must have picked up mine 1000 times and I’ve only had it a couple of weeks ! This Brookie is the first one I’ve painted.
“ RISING BROOKIE”
Each time I begin working on a new creation, memories come flooding back of past adventures with whatever species I’ve started on. This is especially true with BROOKIES because they dwell in such beautiful places.
This little eight incher is about as big a one as I ever caught. Their beauty certainty makes up for their size. I know Brook Trout can get big, however, not in the little brooks where I fished.
“ 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.