The Week in Fish Pictures~ Year 2# Week#9 Welcome from Hinsdale New Hampshire!. I'm hoping that every one had a Happy Thanksgiving! While I was doing a bit of traveling with the Family we took some time on the way back to the airport in Chicago and visited our Good friend and on of the resident master contributors Mr. Doug Petrousek!!! Last week was a great week again with lots of great fish work!!!I really loved to see the old mixed with the new. It sure was fun for me to see the work of so many of you gifted folks from your early attempts at what we do! Great fun we'll do this again in the year for sure! Week #8 was great and lots of truly tremendous works of art! I love to see new folks show up and show there stuff and it is a gift always to have the faithful each week show their talent too!! From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every week 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. So with out further ado lets get week #9 under way. I want to start the week with a Good friend of all of us Mr Doug Petrousek! Kathie, Miss Amber and your truly got to visit with Doug and his friend and fellow carver Mr. Gary Cichy. I must tell you all who have never had the pleasure of meeting or visiting with Doug that he is a real professional! Old School taxidermy talent wrapped in the newest artistic flare of art Doug for sure is and has been one of the very best not only in the midwest but in the county! A gentleman's gentleman Doug showed his beautiful fish work with my family and showed a real time of inspiration! Here are a few pictures of Doug's world along with Gary's beautiful work too! So here we go and here is to a great week #9! Enjoy! My Best! Your friend Rick Krane Here is Doug , Gary and me at Doug's entrance to his studio in ILL. Here is a beautiful carving of a Sunfish by Gary Cichy. Here is Miss Amber with one of Gary's Award winning carvings this is a stunning sturgeon. A double cool treat for me was Doug with a mount for the 60's for one of the very best of his day Mr. Jim Friesser. Doug is working on restoring some of the classics for a project.