Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fish Art...The Woodworking of SBixel

I started following Shawn Bichsel on Twitter and Instagram about a year ago, following his work and inspirations. It all started with a term I believe he coined, "Fish Art" with a hashtag (#fishart) and Twitter conversation with other anglers. Shawn is an amazing woodworker and has an eye for turning routine parts of the sport we love into amazing pieces of art. Recently Shawn aka @SBixel posted a picture on his Instagram feed of an awesome business card holder he had made that replicates the tail of a Redfish...

Through a little swap we worked out involving some of my flies, I had my first piece of functional SBixel art. Shawn has been coming up with amazing ideas over the time I have been following him and everytime he posts something on his Instagram feed, its a guaranteed like from me as well as around 100 of his other followers.

Here's a little bit about Shawn via his website/blog www.sbixel.com...

About Me: My current passions are Fly Fishing and the art that its beauty, simplicity and sheer frustration inspires. I’m a self prescribed “Nonconformist / Geospatial Practitioner / Fly Fisher” (not necessarily in that order) … And these things too – I’m a husband to a wonderful wife that allows me to pursue whatever interest I may venture into. A 3 dog dad. I’m a non-traditionalist fly fisher, I get outside and wet a fly whenever possible, in places you would never think to look, using flies you would never think to fish. Drawing fish and flies is my outlet, when fly fishing isn’t an option. I also like to bike, hike, travel, drink Shiner Beer and Dr Pepper, eat fine Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex food and go ramble out “yonder” whenever possible.
About the Site: This site is a vessel for me to share my art work and any thing else I might draw inspiration from. Sometimes I let loose and write a lengthy post about “farmers” I like farmers as much as I like fly fishing…But mostly, look for Art, Fly Fishing Related Art, Pictures, Ramblings, Rants and don’t worry… the dogs don’t bite!
All artwork on this site was drawn or created by me unless otherwise stated. All the photography on the site is mine and was taken by me unless otherwise stated. All views and opinions expressed within are mine and do not represent anybody else’s opinion, but mine. Please take some time to look around and share with your friends!
Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get out in it…

Shawn has an Etsy account that he sells his work through and he is constantly posting new work on his blog. You can follow him by clicking the links in this post to go directly to his pages. I'll close with a few other pieces of his work...amazing.



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