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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Inspirational Coffeehouse Conversation

By laura / February 10, 2021 /

An inspirational coffeehouse conversation made me realize something. I’m not alone on this journey and either are you.  Just when I feel alone and think I’m the only one struggling to figure things out, the inspirational coffeehouse conversation helps put things in perspective. For 20 years, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when…

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Wisconsin Artist Makes Confession

By laura / January 27, 2021 /

I’m a small-town Wisconsin artist. Finally, I admit this and it makes me proud to look back and see how far I’ve come.  The process of becoming an artist was challenging for me because it lacked encouragement. “You can’t just be an artist,” they stated. I’ve heard this statement all my life and actually believed…

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New Orleans Fine Art Film Photography

By laura / January 20, 2021 /

I stroll through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. This New Orleans fine art film photography proves my love for this city.  Amazing music, food and culture surrounds me.  Inspiration hits more with each visit.   I photographed  New Orleans with my vintage 35mm camera. Obviously, I don’t believe in updating photography equipment each time…

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Live Nativity At Cristo Rey Ranch

By laura / December 21, 2020 /

Life doesn’t always go as planned. The cancellation of the live nativity at Cristo Rey Ranch is proof of that. 2020 doesn’t look like we thought it would, but each of us still has something to be grateful for.  This season of life has taught me to slow down and appreciate the little things in…

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Mount Calvary Firemen’s Parade

By laura / December 3, 2020 /

Life doesn’t always go as planned. The cancellation of the annual Mount Calvary Firemen’s Parade is proof of that. 2020 doesn’t look like we thought it would, but each of us still has something to be grateful for.  This season of life has taught me to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.…

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Gratitude Practice During Hard Times

By laura / November 5, 2020 /

Gratitude and the strength to let go. Some days are hard. Some weeks, months, even years are hard.  When I’m in a rut, I remember the beauty that surrounds me EVERY DAY.  I practice gratitude for all that I have in life, especially during the difficult times. I read the daily devotion from Jesus Calling…

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Artist Photographer Refuses Mediocrity

By laura / October 28, 2020 /

I love the art of photography. For one, it forces me to be in the present moment.  With camera in hand and the viewfinder held to my eye, the process of photographing opens my eyes to the world around me.  I’m an artist photographer. Secondly, it often forces me out of my comfort zone.  I…

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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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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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