One way I spend a lot of time is teaching art. My students are from 12 to , well no upper range. Here are a couple of my students working on sculpting projects. I like to follow the interests of my students and then help them make it better.
You can probably tell I like sea related themes, especially mermaids. I spend several months last winter and spring creating this sculpture. I then made a mold and am now casting an editon in various materials ,including bronze. You can see her story and more images on my site bradhughesart.com.
Ok , my wife didn't like the picture I put up and more importantly , her girlfriend didn't like it. I still things it shows her true self as a soulful Alaska woman but that's just me. Here's one she chose with our beloved little pals Cookie and Hudson.
When it comes to fishing at least, size don't count that much. Every spring the sea run Dolly Varden trout show up at the end to the Homer Spit to feed on sand lances. Well, I'm there too with rod in hand. These sea run trout don't go that big but they are wonderful to eat and fun to catch. Aren't they a beautiful fish. Later on as they turn to spawning colors their pink spots will show up along with dazzling oranges and white markings. Beautiful.
Did I mention Homer is "the Halibut Capital of the World" . At least that's our motto and I have to say , we are at least in the suburbs of the Capital judging by the big boys I caught last summer like this sidewalk special. I love to drift along in the Bay and wait for this ugly but wonderful tasting specialty to come along and take the hook.
Here in Homer we are famous for Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit, a strip of land that projects out 4 miles into the Bay. We also catch a lot to Halibut and Salmon. See more about me at bradhughesart.com