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Fish Creek Designs provides an artistic pathway to better appreciate and understand the value of nature . The work viewed on this site is a collaboration of hands, heart and mind as built by Tom Blaue. As a Colorado native, Tom has  spent his entire life enhancing his connection to the natural world around him. His exploration of wild water, high peaks and mystic forests providing the source inspiration for his creations. In his career as a free-lance artist, Tom has illustrated books and field guides for Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Zion and Rocky Mountain National Parks. He has also been a featured artist for the Nature Conservancy and the National Audubon Society. As a dedicated fisherman and water walker, Tom has further pursued his wilderness connection through building hand crafted bamboo fly fishing rods, field testing his work on the headwater streams of the Rocky Mountains. Hands creating what the heart embraces.