What is an avid fly angler to do in the winter months in central Wisconsin?
Go to trade shows. Lots of trade shows.
I went to the Chicago Outdoor Sports show to visit my friend, Jen, who runs DUN magazine and had a booth there. It was awesome to play around with a couple new rods and remember what it feels like to cast a line to water. They had a pool for us to cast into.
I stayed with my aunt Eileen and uncle Rick in their beautiful Elk Grove home, and I got to hang out with my
cousin twin, Killeen. She just bought a super cute house and it was wonderful to hang out there, drink some wine, and relax. 🙂
I loved running around their neighborhood- they even have a little pond.
I returned home to the frozen tundra, and headed over to the Eastern part of the state for Fox Valley TU’s Cabin Fever event.
Jen is an active volunteer in the Fox Valley chapter and she’s doing great work for the women’s initiative. It was great to see you, girl! I also had a booth at Central Wisconsin’s TroutFest, and I’ve been working on reaching out to the women in our communities and in the angling industry to get them hooked up with the work that Trout Unlimited does here in Wisconsin. 🙂 I also have some blank trout outlines for kids to color. How cute is this?
The short days and no sun has really been getting to me, so my incredibly talented electrican husband whipped together a light box for me.
After sitting in front of that contraption for a few days, I felt like a million bucks! We were lucky enough to cap off our busy week with Central Waters’ 17th anniversary party. I was covering the event for Hoopla magazine, but I ran into Lydia at the party!
We drank some delicious beer and danced to live music. A perfect Saturday!
Thanks for the fun night, Central Waters!
I’ll leave you with some of the most refreshing subjects I’ve had in the studio lately- fruit!
I just love working with food. Seriously. 🙂
Up next? Frame’s 150th anniversary, an encaustic artist, and out of town friends.
Thanks for reading!
Miles this year: 84