The Month in Fish Pictures" ~Year 5~ December 2011!!!!!!!! The warmest of welcomes and Happy Holidays from Hinsdale New Hampshire!!! As we all get ready for the upcoming holidays take time to breath! Remember it is only taxidermy and if you get it all done or not your still a great person and when you get that one last fish done of the year it will be a great one! Too many folks I know get so stressed about the Christmas rush of fish. I once wrote and article one this subject of the relationship between Christmas and taxidermy clients. I mention this after a phone call I received from a young lady who does taxidermy and told me what a client said to her regarding the “need” to get their fish before Christmas. I told her that she is not alone and to not let some folks get her down. Christmas is a tough holiday for many but keep in mind that Christmas is about the birth of Christ, who if memories serve me that he is a really understanding as well forgiving teacher. It is all well and good to be a super businessperson and get all the fish done by the holidays however just keep in mind understanding that we are all just that people who do the best we can. Don’t get stressed about the holidays just remember that you are a good person and from what I see here each month a pretty great fish taxidermist too! What a truly outstanding Month in Fish pictures this past last month as I took some time during the day week to see all the great looking at some truly inspiring works of fish art! We share in fish pictures to find a common place with friendliness and positive comments of motivation as a great place to start in upward in direction of inspiration in being a fish taxidermist! I wish all the best to folks competing in the up coming year and I do wish all the very best in the pursuits of good fish work! I do hope you have the opportunity to be thankful for your gifts of great passion and talent as an artist! It is a blessing to me for our lives to be joined from time to time to share and learn from one another so thank you for your great taxidermy work and my your lives continue to be blessed with inspiration!!!! I want to personally say thank you for letting me join you again each installment of Fish Pictures to share in your successes and accomplishments! I have seen first hand the great strides so many have made with beautiful fish work! Good for you and congratulations on your hard work!!!! I want to also thank all of the great contributors who not only share their personal great talents and work but also rather give such positive inspiration to all of us! From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every month in a critique free and hassle free string with nothing more then great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another. No egos just friendly folks who appreciate the efforts of others! I want to start the month of December with two very talented hard working taxidermists from Mr. Mike Pommarane of Oregon and Mr. Ed Andersen of Massachusetts! Mike and Ed alike are passionate fly fisherman as well as Big Salmon and Steelhead fish heads too! I hope you enjoy a few photos of their workshop and their fish work! I hope a few moments of encouragement that every one starts somewhere and can accomplish great this with hard work and great passion for the art of fish taxidermy! So here goes! I hope you enjoy the week! See you in 2012! So here we go and here is to a great December in fish pictures!!!! Enjoy! You're Friend Hope to see you soon! My Best! Rick Krane Here is a Cool Coho and Smallie from Mr. Mike Pommarane! Mr. Ed Andersens beautiful Hen Steelhead! Way to go Ed!