Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I was asked, actually I volunteered, to do the cover for the new cookbook for my flyfishing club. I did the illustration with gouache. This cookbook will be available mid-January so let me know if you want one. It will be filled with over 400 recipes and is only $10. All proceeds go to our scholarship at NAU.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A good friend of mine was the advance scout on the Wally Byam Caravan Club's African Caravan in 1959 that went from Capetown, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt. In case you are not aware, the WBCCI is the association of Airstream owners, of which I am a member along with the Vintage Airstream Club. I wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the momentous occasion by building him a miniature of his home for a number of months as they traversed the many miles, often making their own roads. What a remarkable journey this must have been. I worked from four or five actual photos of the original truck and built the shell from aluminum flashing from one of the big box home center stores.
Dale (PeeWee), I hope you enjoy it. This is for you, my friend.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Thought I would toss in a few pictures of my diorama. Practically since I can remember, I have always built model cars. Souped up with a blower, big fat racing slicks and a low profile. I just couldn't seem to add enough detail. Here I branched out a bit and put together a scene for one of my favorite body styles; a '34 Ford without fenders and chopped..
Friday, January 9, 2009
Here are some other items I've worked on recently.
The creel lamp was made for the upcoming Arizona Flycasters Club's annual banquet and raffle being held next month. It turned out so well, that I want to make one for myself in the near future. Now I just need to find another old creel with some character.I made a few of these nets for my flycaster friends as Christmas ornaments. I believe I made around 14 of them several years ago and ended up making two more this past fall.