Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Vesterheim Norwegian Museum in Decorah, Iowa.
It can be found at (Vesterheim.org) item is #873
It is carving of a commercial fisherman that is holding
two big slabs of "lutesfisk" which he probably caught
in a special lutesfisk net.
This caving sold for $110 in the auction
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The North House is a great place to take classes as it is located on Lake Superior right next to camp ground and within walking distance to town. L-R David Brensiger, Larry Piety, Leonard Forss, Mark Eyler, and Tim Nyberg. Students were from Georgia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Hawaii. (yes the fellow from Hawaii is a surfer)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This was the biggest smallmouth bass that I had ever caught (about 2 lbs)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This is the kind of weather and scenery that awaits us in northeastern Minnesota.
This is the size fish I am sure we will catch.
Total wilderness! No phones, cars, motors, and very few people. Just relax.
This is a picture of a boat building class in one of the North House classroom buildings. The North House offers rides and overnight trips on the 50' gaff-rigged schooner 'Hjordis'.
Grand Marais is recognized as one of the great "artist towns" in the USA. It has an active Art Colony, the folk school and many art galleries. Several professional artists make Grand Marais their home.This is a view of GM during the winter (maybe October) and it is the reason that I moved to Arkansas about 21 years ago.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is a lineup of the carving contest winners. L-R Rusty Johnson (1st), Me (2nd), Lynn Doughty (3rd), and Ray North (HM). We had an hour and 15 minutes to carve a cocker spaniel from a cutout blank. There were about 14 carvers that participated.