Saturday, December 22, 2012

Busy For The Holidays: Tattos, Signs, Drawings, and no Fishing

    A few of you out there might have noticed that I skipped the Fly Friday post yesterday.  Truth is I completely forgot about it.  With the Christmas holiday right around the corner I have busy working on projects and gifts for family and friends.  For example, this wood sign above was created for a friend that is a retired Submariner. (don't worry - he gets the suprise tonight and wont see this till then.)  For this post its about a fishy as it gets because the other sign I created was for a big car guy with an obsession for the Cadillac.
This friend even has a Cadillac tattoo and his huge garage is packed with Cadillac stuff.
    Speaking about Tattoos I thought I would give you an update on the Tatt I helped create for a fellow angler up in the North East.  A while ago I did a post on a the life cycle of the mayfly.
  This dedicated angler wanted a bunch of images for a sleeve he was creating.  Of course my response to such a request was "Hells Ya!  Where is my pen?"  After creating the images I shipped them off to him and in less than two days he had a freakishly SWEET tattoo on the life cycle of the Mayfly.  I was pumped when he sent me the images of the finished product and immediately showed my wife.
  Unfortunately her response was less than excited about it.  I simply told her that you need to be fly fisherman to understand it.  Its ok because she also doesn't understand why I get up at 4am to go fishing in a driving rain or go hiking 8 miles just to chase small trout in the mountains during a chance snow storm.  Its an obsession and to steal a phrase from the Jeep owners out there: "Its a Fly fishing thing - You wouldn't understand."
If you want to check out more images click on over to the Swamp Yankee site.

 I am not sure when the next post will be coming, mostly due to a massive amount of work that has been added to my load, so I wanted to wish all of you a very merry Christmas.  I hope your year has been a blessed one and you get to spend some quality time with the family to celebrate the birth of our Lord.  Have a Great Holiday!


cofisher said...

Joel, is there anything you don't do? Amazing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Excellent job on the presents. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Joel D said...

Cofisher - I strive for that 'jack of all trades' badge. I think I'm on the way to earning it. Happy holidays.
Mark - back at you! Merry Christmas.

Kevin Frank said...

I've thought about getting a fishing tattoo for a long time. I can't muster up the courage.