Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

By laura / September 25, 2019 /

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

By laura / September 18, 2019 /

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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Wisconsin Artist Makes Confession

By laura / August 7, 2019 /

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

By laura / July 17, 2019 /

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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Side Hustle Makes Me Anxious

By laura / April 22, 2019 /

“Side Hustle” a phrase I keep hearing time and time again.  Honestly, I don’t like it, it makes me anxious. I can’t stand the thought of hustling anymore.  I’m doing the best I can.  Don’t I have enough on my plate already?  Enough is enough, no more hustling. Instead, I keep reminding myself that I’m in…

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Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Is Devastating

By laura / April 15, 2019 /

Hearing the breaking news of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire devastates me. This news shook up my creative process.  Nothing can be deemed permanent.  Notre Dame unleashed a side of my creativity, I didn’t know existed.  Behind my couch hangs one of my favorite artworks, created while taking in the marvel of this iconic Paris…

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Santorini Greece Travel Photography

By laura / September 24, 2018 /

Photographs of Santorini, Greece all look the same. Well, most of the time.  Santorini is a MUST SEE destination.  More of this story to come soon…  I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in 100 Days There will be times of triumph and times of struggle, but I will show up…

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Amsterdam Bicycles Photography Project

By laura / September 23, 2018 /

Good luck taking photographs in Amsterdam without capturing at least one bicycle. It’s difficult, they are EVERYWHERE.  I embraced it and created the project,  Amsterdam Bicycles.  More of this story to come soon…   I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in 100 Days There will be times of triumph and times…

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Central Market Athens Greece

By laura / September 21, 2018 /

A stroll through Athen’s Central Market may convert a carnivore to herbivore. I’m not a vegetarian, but was certainly tempted after seeing this.  The Central Market in Athens, Greece offers a variety of local foods.  More of this story to come soon…   I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in…

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Garmisch Germany Travel Photography

By laura / September 20, 2018 /

We make a stop in Garmisch as we travel Bavaria, Germany. Along the southern border of Germany, at the foothills of the Alps, the simplicity of Garmisch captures my heart.  Barack Obama is running for president.  Speaking a different language about American politics isn’t an easy task.  More of this story to come soon… I…

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