I started carving in 2013, and I have only meet a handful of decoy carvers near my area in Florida, and what amazes me is how every one of them is willing to go out of their way to help a new guy that is trying to learn to carve. I see it here on this website too. Guys that carve stuff that looks so good it could fly away are always the first to jump in share what they know..... not worried about someone being better than they are.... just willing to share and pbooty on their knowledge about decoys and carving them.
Well, that brings me to this.... I had the pleasure of meeting Larry Acree this past Saturday. I drove up to his house, about an hour and a half north of me. Again, a shining example of how carvers are.
We spent hours talking about decoys, his beautiful paintings, and his career before retirement. I could have stayed another 8 to 10 hours, but I figured I had better go before we wore his wife out and I wasn't invited back! We swapped our mini's and I made a new friend.
Larry, it was great to meet you and spend some time, Jeff
P.S. My wife loved the artwork and says Thank You....
Thanks for the wood pecker pattern too.