I am not much of a pure habitat taxidermist with my work. I love to compete, and I spend most of my time trying to think of an artistic presentation to compliment my competition mounts. 8 out of 10 times, what seems good to me, ends up NOT having flow or eye appeal. Today, when I opened up the taxidermy.net home page, I got so mad at my good friend Mike Orthober. He took a simple oval hardwood base, a piece of driftwood, and a few blades of grass, then made a masterpiece of artistic flow. He is an unbelievable talent and I am so jealous and furious. Why can't my simple mind, come up with such a simple, artistic, flowing piece for my competition pieces? Mike you totally amaze me with your work and artistic abilities. Maybe someday,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, my mind will wake up to the concept of simplicity.