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Kiekhaefer Park Needs Volunteers

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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Excessively Entertaining Children

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 Victoria British Columbia

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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Wisconsin Artists Biennial At MOWA

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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Live Nativity At Cristo Rey Ranch

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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Collaborating With Juliane Troicki

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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Freelance Photo Retoucher At Kohler Company

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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Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

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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Switzerland Travel Photography

Riding the gondola toward the peak of Mount Pilatus resembles my life. Anticipation isn’t the only thing that rises as we near the summit.  The fog becomes dense, resulting in little to no visibility.     I traveled Switzerland eleven years ago.  Hence, photographing fog for over a decade.  But it wasn’t until recently that these…

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Embracing Failure Leads Somewhere

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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