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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Whale watching in the Strait of Georgia is an experience I will never forget. There’s something quiet and serene about the Pacific Northwest.  At least, that’s how I see it. After exploring Seattle and the San Juan Islands, we traveled to Vancouver Island in British Columbia. While in Victoria, we decided to go whale watching. …

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After a lot of rejections, I notice a subject line in my inbox.  It reads:  Congratulations on behalf of the 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial I’m happy to announce that I’ll have art on exhibit at the Museum Of Wisconsin Art in January 2020. The Wisconsin Artists Biennial exhibition will take place January 25 – March…

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Cristo Rey Ranch hosts a live nativity each December. 2019 marks its 20th year.  Countless individuals volunteer their time and talent each year.  Many were part of this live nativity in 1999, when it took over the barn for the first time.  It truly takes a community to organize and perform this live nativity each Christmas…

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Juliane Troicki asked if I’d be interested in collaborating on an exhibition. After hearing her ideas, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me.  Photographing inspiring women with MY vision in mind.  What could be more fitting?  As a society, we need to learn how to support each other.  It’s important to recognize our…

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People keep asking me, “So, what do you even do?” I know you’re confused and eager to know the answer.  So, let me tell you. I’m an artist, photographer, educator and blogger.  In addition, a freelance photo retoucher.  I bet you didn’t know that. My retouching journey began in a portrait studio nearly two decades…

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Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree come reeling in. Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it’s on the brink of extinction?  Just another dreaded question I  hear and contemplate day in and day out. Here I am, 16 years later, still photographing film and still loving it.…

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