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Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch

SSM Health asked me to photograph Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch. I attended this event in years past.  Therefore, I knew how spectacular it was.  I happily reserved the date for Adventures on the Farm. As a freelance photographer, it’s rewarding to accept jobs that feel right.  Declining those that don’t. I…

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Wisconsin Lake Cottage Available For Rent

Lakeglass Cottage is now booking accommodations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This mid-century modern lake cottage is a new construction located near Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  It includes modern amenities, providing you with the conveniences of home.  Consider this a home away from home.  I dream about spending my days at this lake cottage. Waking to the…

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Wisconsin Artist Makes Confession

I’m a small-town Wisconsin artist. “You can’t just be an artist!” They stated. I’ve heard this statement all my life.  AND actually believed it.  Now I find myself asking, “Why Not?”  As a Wisconsin artist, I know I can build the business of my dreams.   3 Questions I’m pondering as an artist: Why can’t…

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Artist’s Journey Through The Fog

Fog comes in many forms. Therefore, it can be found anywhere from our brains to the environment.  After living in this fog for nearly two decades, I refuse to remain in the midst of it.  An artist’s journey through the fog is long, complex and unclear. Fog is beautiful. Although, it may not seem like…

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Find Happiness When Life Is Messy

“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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Oak Tree Memorial For Miscarriage

Miscarriage is hard. Five years ago, I had a miscarriage.  Had I written this when the miscarriage happened, it would read differently.  For me, understanding trickled in as time passed and God’s plan began unfolding in my life. Truth is, I never pictured myself as a mother. Call me crazy, but I didn’t spend my nights…

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Finding Community Is Possible

Finding community is hard, but it’s possible. I’m so very proud of the community I live in.  I decided to hold a FREE rummage sale this past weekend.  Everything was free, although I accepted donations for the American Legion and the Humane Society.  It’s the least I can do with the items I no longer…

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Practice Gratitude During Hard Times

Gratitude and the strength to let go. Some days, some weeks, heck, even months are bad.  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, even during the hard times. I read the daily devotion from Jesus Calling every morning.…

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Harmony California Adventure

Harmony, California along the Pacific Coast Highway takes me back to where it all began. Not a care in the world, I journey north through San Luis Obispo to Harmony, California.  Grey skies produce mist that fills the air.  The tires of my rental car coast through the puddled gravel.  Rolling hills go the distance,…

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John Paul DeJoria At Kentucky Derby

Prepare yourself to capture moments like this at the Kentucky Derby. I captured this photograph of John Paul DeJoria and his wife, Eloise Broady DeJoria at the Derby in 2011. There’s no better place to people watch, than the infield of Churchill Downs. John Paul DeJoria quotes continue to inspire me. “The biggest hurdle is…

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