A few weeks ago, I completed this huge canvas map of Old Hickory Lake. It is approximately 12 feet long and 4-1/2 feet tall. it is wall papered to the drywall and a frame was added. The lake house owner added the accent lighting.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Need a Gift idea for a "Lake Lover"? Why not a beautiful canvas decor map of the lake that they love! They are sure to enjoy a nice map of the lake or river where they have a lake house, A star can even be added to show the location.
The map arrived right on time and it was a sensational hit. Thanks so much, this was exactly what I was looking for and was even better than anticipated. Nate
I must be doing something right! I'm finally getting my ten minutes of fame, sort of. Interestingly, I got a call from, now get this.......a major studio in California. They are filming a new tv series for mid-season. They want to use one of my big lake maps as a prop in the series. It won't come out for a few months, but I'm hoping that it will be prominently displayed in the series. I will have more news about this later......
It's time for my annual Christmas fishing Poem. A few years ago near Christmas time, I went to one of my favorite lakes to fish and kayak. This particular lake was stocked with "Rainbow Trout" the day before. My goal was to catch a few. Here's a poem that lets you know, just how well the fishing trip went.
Not a fish was stirring not even a carp!
The flys were hung in the tackle box with care, in hopes that a big rainbow would soon be near.
As I paddled out on the lake, there arose such a clatter, I sprang up in my kayak to see what was the matter.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, a just fallen tree near a old whitetail deer.
I found not a fish was stirring, not even a carp, so I paddled my Kayak back to the park.
When I arrived home, fun was had by all, as my wife had just arrived from the mall.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Most of January, I was on vacation in Germany and Austria. Luckily we got back home before Covid hit. The Virus is shutting down lots of businesses. It currently in Washington State and is spreading. Leo Lakes will continue, but not sure how much blogging that I will do. Stay Safe!!!
If you need a beautiful lake map for the lake house check-out my website: LeoLakes.com
Monday, November 25, 2019
Not only are walleyes common, but large and smallmouth bass, crappie, blue gill, and northern pike are too. You will find much wildlife/waterfowl around the lake such as eagles, osprey, cranes, otter, beaver and my favorite, loons. In fact, I added a couple of loons on the map along with fish, and Canadian Geese. Interesting, I always hide a tiny mermaid to the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for.
Also, you can add a star to your favorite spot. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoLakes.com. We have Lake house maps, and vintage style maps, that make great gifts for the lake house. If we don't have your lake, a custom map can be produced, check us out.
Paddle over to my website, LeoLakes.com. I paint beautiful lake, river and bay decor maps.
As you can see, my maps make a great gift. Orders are picking up during the holidays, so order soon. Click here www.LeoLakes.com for more information.
Just remember: "Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream".
Friday, November 22, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
I feel like Lewis and Clark attempting to find a passage to the Pacific Ocean, except I'm trying to make it to the creek about a 1/4 of a mile away. You know what the good thing is? I haven't encountered any indians.....but that might have been interesting!
Anyway, I purchased the Prowler 500 which is the same as an Artic Cat. Both models are now owned by Textron who also makes the Bass Pro Tracker 500.