Illuminating Women Announces Book Release

By laura / February 11, 2020 /

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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Art Garage Mission In Space Exhibition

By laura / January 28, 2020 /

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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Sturgeon Spearing On Lake Winnebago

By laura / January 14, 2020 /

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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Find Happiness When Life Is Messy

By laura / December 31, 2019 /

“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 Needs Volunteers

By laura / December 3, 2019 /

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

By laura / November 13, 2019 /

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

By laura / October 31, 2019 /

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

By laura / October 24, 2019 /

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

By laura / October 16, 2019 /

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

By laura / October 9, 2019 /

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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