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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“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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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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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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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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People keep asking me, “So, what do you even do?” I know you’re confused and eager to know the answer.  So, let me tell you. I’m an artist, photographer, educator and blogger.  In addition, a freelance photo retoucher.  I bet you didn’t know that. My retouching journey began in a portrait studio nearly two decades…

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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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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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Illuminating Women exhibition coming soon to Thelma We’re working diligently on our upcoming exhibition, Illuminating Women.  This exhibition will shine a light on inspiring women in our community. It’s been over a year in the making.  Therefore, we’re excited about the progress we’ve made thus far.  Seeing Illuminating Women come into fruition is a dream come true.  For this reason,…

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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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