Friday, December 30, 2011

Good-by 2011, Hello 2012

Yellow Sally
Got an email today asking about the Christmas Deal drawing I had going this month.  I will skip all the excuses about how the holidays have distracted me from blogging and painting and tell you flat out that I completely forgot to choose a winner.  So first things first, I headed over to the site and let them pick the winner.  Surprisingly enough, they chose my comment (#8) so I guess I win a print of my own watercolor.  Yeah!!!  But seeing as I already have enough of my own works laying around collecting dust, I asked them to choose again and this time they got it right.  Parker (comment # 9) from Interests Revolving is the proud owner of a year on the fly print.  So Parker, head on over to my prints Page1 and Page2 and choose a painting then Email me.   Congrats!

So whats on tap for the New Year?  Truth is I don't know.  I hope to increase the quality and quantity of my paintings as well as my knowledge of fly fishing.  I am not however going to make a new years resolution to get out the stream more (but secretly I hope I do).  I am also planning on trying to get my stuff into a few art fairs and local shops in 2012 but we will see what happens.
I am also going to try and get serious about my fly tying instead of just tying up a few flies here and there.  Hopefully I can enter into a few of the fly swaps I've seen on message boards every now and then.  I often  come across those swaps a few days late or worse.  The other day I purchased a hundred year old secretary desk off a craigslist add and plan on converting it into a fly tying station.  With a little work and elbow grease I should be able to make it into a perfect little place to sit down and let the feathers fly.

And just in case I don't get around to doing a new years post tomorrow (which I know I wont because, well... I have other things to do)  Have a great new year.  Remember, you are not as young as you once were and that morning after hurts much more than it did at 21.  Enjoy, Cheers, and may your new year be filled with family, friends........ and fish.


TexWisGirl said...

hoping you can accomplish all of your goals. :) love your header banner, too. Happy New Year!

cofisher said...

Happy New Year Joel. One of my unspoken resolutions is to add more of your art to my walls.

Brk Trt said...

The best for you and yours in 2012

Sanders said...

Wishing you all the best in the new year. Cheers

Richard said...

Wow, I just came across your blog. These are all incredible. You truly capture the art of angling.

Unknown said...

TWGrl - thanks for your support, cant wait to see whats going on in 2012 on the ranch.
Howard - I would love to help you fulfill that resolution!
BrkTrt - Back at you. May your small streams be filled with trout.
Sanders - Here's to you and that great western water
Richard - Glad that you joined up, Thanks for the compliment.
happy new year!!!