As the title implies, this post has to do with some of my latest projects. Big Wood, was theme for my showing at Troutfest… A couple of weekends ago I took my first shot at selling my art in a public setting. My online audience, via Twitter, Facebook and Instragram have been an incredible source of inspiration and support over the last couple of years. But, I really wanted to get out and more importantly, get local. GRTU’s Troutfest seemed like the perfect setting for this endeavor.

Troutfest is a great event, with a focused group of like minded folks, that just want to share their passion for fly fishing in a beautiful setting along the Guadalupe River. I considered my first showing a success, I sold half of what you’re looking at in the picture below. And the contacts made may prove very fruitful in the long run. And in a strange turn of events, Dave and Emily Whitlock bought a print and an iPad stand from me! It was a great 2 days, made a lot of new friends and look forward to seeing them and meeting more, at future events.

Part of the Troutfest Display
Part of the Troutfest Display

You will need to see the pictures to get the “Big Wood” reference…So click the picture above or click HERE to see the Big Wood and some of the things I offered at Troutfest.

Long story short,

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…


Something came over me yesterday… we made a mad rush through the tool department at Home Depot and a new drill press, a router and a bunch of other cool play toys jumped in my basket!

And then this happened…My first attempt at a Fly Tying Caddy. I’ve planned on making one of these for a year now, but was lacking the tools to make it happen…Not any more! Here is a backwards progression of the process:

Photo Jan 26, 5 18 40 PM

Photo Jan 26, 5 15 00 PM

Photo Jan 25, 9 50 16 AM

Photo Jan 18, 9 56 23 AM

Not bad for a first stab at it. There is room for improvement, but I’m happy with how it turned out! And don’t laugh, but that is the whole of all the fly tying tools I have to my name. I DON’T TIE FLYS!

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…


Sorry to have to tell you this…But my shed, just became infinitely more cool than your shed!

Photo Aug 23, 6 43 52 PM

Photo Aug 23, 6 43 00 PM

Photo Aug 23, 6 43 10 PM

Hand cut, with a jig saw, out of a 2′ X 4′ x 1/2″ piece of birch plywood. With a piece of beautiful deep red veneer behind it. The paint job was not my best, but will be improved on for the next one!

If anyone would like this one or one like it…hit Contact above and give me shout so we can discuss the details.

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…


This weeks art entry: The Tailing Red

The Tailing Red - Biz Card Holder


The Tailing Red - Biz Card Holder

This started out simple enough, but ended up as a business card holder.

If you are interested in something like this for your desk, ping me through the Contact page. This one is available for $40 sold. First come, first serve! But I can make more if there is enough interest!

These are available for $45 at any time. Just hit Contact and ask.

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In it…