I’m making the best of our current situation and I hope you can, too.  I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said about the Coronavirus pandemic.  Clearly, I will follow the instructions given to practice physical “social” distancing and stay home. It’s my hope that you’re also spending more time at home.…

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There is such a thing as a transition period in life. I know this because I’m going through one right now.  This probably doesn’t come as much surprise to those of you who know me.  Would you believe I’ve been going through this transition for the past four years? Let me explain… Each of us…

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My documentary film photography portrays real life. Many of you have been asking about my photography process.  With the opening reception of Illuminating Women behind us, I reflect on my decision to document this exhibition using my Leica M6 35mm camera.  For more reasons than one, it was the perfect choice. At the very early…

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Our hearts are still smiling! Our gallery exhibition, Illuminating Women, opened February 20, 2020.  Each and every one of you helped to make this opening reception a success.  Juliane and I are beyond grateful for the community’s support.  This record-breaking attendance proved anything is possible. We want this gallery exhibition to illuminate YOU! Women are…

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Order Illuminating Women: The Collection Today! I take any chance I get to visit a bookstore or the local library.  There’s nothing like the texture of the pages of a real book.  For this reason, we felt called to publish this book. Illuminating Women is a collaboration of journalism and documentary photography. The project combines…

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After a lot of rejections, I notice a subject line in my inbox. It reads:  Mission to Space Acceptance! I’m excited to announce my acceptance into an art exhibition at The Art Garage. The Mission to Space exhibition will take place January 31 – March 29, 2020. The jurors chose four pieces from my aerial…

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This is Red. Red has been sturgeon spearing since he was a boy in the 1950s.  He hasn’t missed a single year on the ice of Lake Winnebago since then.  The odds of spearing this prehistoric fish are slim, but that doesn’t deter him. The truth is, Red isn’t too concerned about spearing a sturgeon.…

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“Happier than a pig in shit,” I said. I said that out loud after touring the Leinenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  As my husband and I were sampling our beer, the words slipped out before my tiny filter could catch them.  Laughter rose from my inner most being and it felt so good. Learning…

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Kiekhaefer Park is a breathe of fresh air. After a morning of working hard on our upcoming exhibition, Illuminating Women, I decided to take a hike at Kiekhaefer Park.  This is where I met John Abler, the Taycheedah Town Supervisor and member of the Park & Recreation Committee. John mentioned Kiekhaefer Park is in need…

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I don’t believe in excessively entertaining children. It’s ok to be bored.  In fact, that’s when creativity comes alive.  My imagination explodes in the silence.  So, why do we feel the need to be excessively entertaining children these days? We’re not doing them any favors by eliminating boredom.  In fact, we’re doing more harm than…

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