Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 /

This is the story of how Ken Voigt of Freedom Ink became a Wisconsin artist. Decades ago, Ken was working with a local printer when he was exposed to a degreasing solvent.  This exposure caused damage to his central nervous system resulting in tremors.  After rounds of various medications, Ken experienced memory lose resembling amnesia. …

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Elkhart Lake Wisconsin Vacation

By laura / July 14, 2021 /

I was a wanderer long before there was a hashtag for it.  Today, I wander around Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I’m fascinated with American resort towns gone quiet.  There’s more to Elkhart Lake than the hustle and bustle of their busy season.  This is what Elkhart Lake looks like when it goes to sleep.  The streets…

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Progress Not Perfection

By laura / June 10, 2021 /
Pregnant Self Portrait Laura Schneider

Progress not perfection, it’s my mantra. Not only for this year, but every year moving forward. 2017 was a life-changing year for me.  Once I realized that my plan wasn’t going as planned, I let go of all the plans.  God had a bigger plan for my life.  This process isn’t easy, but we must…

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Embracing Failure Leads Somewhere

By laura / June 2, 2021 /

Embracing failure has its perks. If I said I was destined to be a portrait and wedding photographer, I’d be lying.  Although, it’s no coincidence I started this business.  Friends and family insisted I photograph them.  And, I’m grateful they did.  I have to be honest with you. Embracing failure is hard.  It’s taken me several years…

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Honey And Ace Art Exhibition

By laura / May 19, 2021 /

Jordan had the courage to chase a dream, Honey And Ace is the result. I met Jordan while she was working as a kitchen and bathroom set designer for the Kohler Company.  After she made the brave decision to become her own boss and start Honey And Ace, I asked if she would do me…

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Artist Photographer Represents Herself

By laura / May 12, 2021 /

If a gallery won’t represent me as an artist photographer, I’ll represent myself. This is an ambitious goal, but anything is possible with the right mindset.  Nothing can stop a person with a strong faith and belief that all things are possible.  Building a successful business as an artist photographer is not only possible, it’s…

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Crohn’s Disease And Autoimmunity

By laura / May 5, 2021 /
Patmos Greece Toilet Landscape

I refuse to allow a Crohn’s Disease diagnosis define my health. I make decisions to change my life when I have no other choice.  That’s when I finally do the hard work and change for the better.  When I have nothing else to lose. My first symptoms of Crohn’s Disease began the evening of my…

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Artist Residency At Trout Museum of Art

By laura / April 21, 2021 /

The artist residency at the Trout Museum of Art is forcing me into action. Now that I’m halfway through the artist residency, I can see how far I’ve come.  Not only in the last six weeks, but in the last two decades of life as an artist. TMA’s artist residency is forcing me out of…

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Film Photography Reignites Passion

By laura / April 7, 2021 /

My passion lies in the art of film photography. Getting back to the basics of photography keeps me in the industry.  I’m currently removed from portrait and wedding photography, but remain involved in the medium of fine art film photography. After more than a decade in business, it’s time to focus on the area of…

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Adventurous Travel to Athens Greece

By laura / February 17, 2021 /

Adventurous travel to Athens, Greece is no easy task. We arrive in Athens, Greece.  After a LONG day of travel!  Chicago to Istanbul, Istanbul to Athens.  But not without a missed flight, of course. We exit the aircraft in Istanbul. The time is too tight for our connecting flight to Athens, but we hustle anyway.…

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