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The Flash of Divine Inspiration

In any creative endeavor, there is a specific moment of inception when the idea of a concept is born. This flash of creativity can feel like divine inspiration as it pops into your consciousness. It usually comes when the mind is calm and not while you are stressed out trying to solve a problem. In …

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The 2016 WASCO Award Winners

The 2016 convention season has come to a close, and the results are in! To me, the most compelling part of each competition is when all of the judges get together collectively pick what they feel is the most artistic entry in the entire show. I have been in on many of these lively discussions …

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The Taxidermist’s Table 1898

I had known Stephen Rogers for 30 years, but we had never met in person until last month. As a contributor to Breakthrough Magazine starting in 1986, and later as one of our most prolific and appreciated writers on the Taxidermy Net Forum, we have corresponded countless times throughout the three decades of our long-distance …

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2016 Texas TTAI Award Winners

It’s a long, long ride to Lubbock from just about anywhere. Even most Texans had to drive all day to get there. But once they arrived, it was well worth it. Lubbock, Texas is a great city with an outstanding Civic Center. It seems like every eight years I wind up at this beautiful facility, …

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NTA 2016 Major Award Winners

As Mike Kirkhart pointed out when he gave the invocation at the awards banquet, The National Taxidermy Association is like a family. And just like a family, we have gone through many highs and lows during the past 45 years, but now all indications reveal that we are in a definite upward trajectory. At the …

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