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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Artist Residency Opportunities

By laura / February 3, 2021 /

I’m supposed to be packing my bags for a solo trip to France. But, life doesn’t always go as planned.  In the Spring of 2020, I was accepted into the artist residency at Chateau d’Orquevaux.  I’m looking forward to exploring the quaint villages of the French countryside and telling the locals’ stories.  The Chateau d’Orquevaux…

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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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Artist’s Journey Through The Fog

By laura / November 11, 2020 /

Fog comes in many forms. It can be found anywhere from our brains to the environment.  Finally, after living in this fog for nearly two decades, I find comfort while in the midst of it.  An artist’s journey through the fog is often complex and unclear. God brings fog into our lives when it’s time…

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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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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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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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