Benchmark Reached last week....100
It's been about 8-9 years since my finisher and I walked out of Animal Artistry.
I worked there and met Jamie, a former Michigan Resident also, during this time.
I had enough of Reno and asked him if he would take a shot and move back with me and I would start The Artistry of Wildlife. I had worked in my own studo for over 25 years before going to Animal Artistry but working for someone else wasn't doing it for me. My artistic side was being held back.
I told Jamie he would always have a job and paycheck even from the start.
He agreed, I left for Michigan with my trailer, my dog and $500.00 in my pocket and Jamie in tow.
Well last week, We delivered the 98, 99, and 100th personally delivered SAFARIS to our clients. This does not include shipped by truck deliveries of safaris or clients picking them up at our studio..This is only African Safari's delivered. Were are now starting to count the next 100, leaving in 3-4 weeks for Tennesee/Florida delivery
Our trailers and truck have criss-crossed the country over the years and have been from Maine to Arizona, Florida to Colorado and Montana and just about everywhere in between.
The last load was the final mounts of one of one of our clients in Bay St Louis, and 2 additional clients safari's in Gulfport and Oliver Mississippi.
You can get 3 cape buffalo,2 are pedestals 2 wall pedestal kudu, 2 wall pedestal nyala,1 wall pedestal wildebeest, one wall pedestal Impala,1 floor pedestal Giraffe, 1 pedestal Sable,1 each of the following lifesize mounts baboon, grysbok, bushbuck, oribi, steenbok, red duiker,2 bush duikers, a corner base for the lifesize 6' by 6' and all the pedestal bases for the shoulder mounts and giraffe into a 20' trailer we do it all the time.
Some of the mounts now in Mississippi and the here is the emails I got at the end of the week when aftr the truck and trailer arrived back in Michigan.
Excuse the tape on the Kudu Leg, base was bring painted.
Once again the artistry and quality of your work has amazed me. The creativity and
uniqueness of the dual Cape Buffalo pedestal mount is simply phenomenal. The
Giraffe and Duikers diorama is overwhelming. The mounts look perfect despite the
fact that several were badly damaged by the harvesting shot. I cannot thank you
enough for all your hard work, dedication, and professionalism. Not one single
detail was overlooked.
Your delivery team deserves high praise. Everything arrived in perfect condition
and set up under the harsh conditions of a South Mississippi summer heat wave
without incident. Please pass my gratitude on to the team.
I heard that you had a great lion safari recently. What safari outfit did you employ?
Thanks again for everything. I will hopefully have the opportunity to send you more
work soon and of course I will refer all my hunting buddies to you.
Brian Anthony MD
Dennis - what a fabulous job you did on my animals. I'm delighted. I'll see how this year goes retired and will be considering a lion/leopard hunt.
Sydney Smith MD
I wish to thank Jerome Philippe and AfricanHunting.com for this forum to showcase taxidermists work, It has brought myself and many other taxidermists here, that I consider friends, into your home. Many of us have made new contacts and new friends while interacting thru AfricaHunting.com. Thanks to all of you that I have done work for, many are not regular posters, but they are here. And once more thank you Jerome.
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