Saturday, March 12, 2005

Happy Birthday to the World's Best Husband!

handpainted fly fishing trout maps artwork

Happy birthday to the world's best husband!

I wanted to combine his passions for maps and fly fishing, but I couldn't find any artwork we could afford.

Enter three giant frames from an expensive gallery ($5 at a thrift store).

After I searched the world for maps of local fishing rivers, my brother, a pilot, remembered a map store downtown. They had just the perfect USGS maps of his favorite streams, and they fit the frames within the half inch. (Don't you love it when that happens?)

I stayed up late painting a brown superimposed on one map and a rainbow on the other.

Total cost: under $25 for 3.

Crafting a project around salvaged materials can be a HUGE moneysaver!

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