Personal Projects

Illuminating Women Exhibition

Illuminating Women exhibition coming soon to Thelma We’re working diligently on our upcoming exhibition, Illuminating Women.  This exhibition will shine a spotlight 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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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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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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Screen Time Maxed Out

Go ahead and judge me for allowing my preschooler to watch more than the recommended screen time. Trying to rid the head lice on a strong-willed three-year-old isn’t easy.  As a result, I allow her to watch shows on my iPad.  Let’s face it, sitting still for hours as I wash, rinse, rewash, rinse and…

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Side Hustle Makes Me Anxious

“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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Rebranding Studio L Leads To Purpose

Thank you for your patience as I begin the process of rebranding Studio L. I can’t believe it’s been six months since my last blog post.  Where does the time go? Time off from blogging gave me insight into the direction I want go.  I don’t have all the answers, but I continue to move…

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100 Day Project Complete

I DID IT! The 100 Day Project | 100 Blog Posts In 100 Days Just like I mentioned at the end of each post, there was times of triumph and times of struggle.  I showed up through it all, each and every day.  It wasn’t easy.  But once I set my mind to something, I follow…

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Optimism Produces Positive Results

It’s all in the perspective, optimism is key. Almost always, my glass is half full.  It’s nearly impossible to be happy and positive ALL the time, but I try my best.  During this trying season of life, I turn to gratitude to get me through my days.  I’m grateful for the chaos that is life.…

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