Ziggy Attias Artist Residency Founder

By laura / April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Ziggy Attias Artist Residency Founder

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  Ziggy Attias is the founder of the Chateau Orquevaux artist residency; therefore, I had the privilege of hearing his…

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Latin American Artist Otto Hernandez

By laura / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Latin American Artist Otto Hernandez

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story.  Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters. Meet Latin American artist, Otto Hernandez… Otto Hernandez was born and raised in San Salvador, the capital of El…

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Build Community Through Storytelling in France

By laura / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Build Community Through Storytelling in France

I’m in France so I can build community through storytelling. It may have taken me longer than most to find my true passions, but once I began searching, I realized I was doing them all along.  One of my passions is to build community through storytelling.  A powerful moment happens when you realize you’re doing…

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California Artist Helen Steele

By laura / February 17, 2022 / Comments Off on California Artist Helen Steele

California Artist Helen Steele came into my life for a reason. Sometimes people come into our lives for reasons unknown at the time.  I met California artist, Helen Steele just a few short weeks ago during our artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux.  Although I knew her for only a brief moment in time, Helen impacted…

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Leica M6 35mm Film Camera

By laura / December 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Leica M6 35mm Film Camera

German engineering attracted me to Leica and convinced me to buy a Leica M6. My Leica M6 never disappoints.  This 35mm rangefinder film camera helps me get back to the basics of why I fell in love with photography in the first place. My goal as an artist is to teach you how to see.…

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Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

This is the story of how Ken Voigt of Freedom Ink became a Wisconsin artist. Decades ago, Ken was working with a local printer when he was exposed to a degreasing solvent.  This exposure caused damage to his central nervous system resulting in tremors.  After rounds of various medications, Ken experienced memory lose resembling amnesia. …

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Progress Not Perfection

By laura / June 10, 2021 /
Pregnant Self Portrait Laura Schneider

Progress not perfection, it’s my mantra. Not only for this year, but every year moving forward. 2017 was a life-changing year for me.  Once I realized that my plan wasn’t going as planned, I let go of all the plans.  God had a bigger plan for my life.  This process isn’t easy, but we must…

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Honey And Ace Art Exhibition

By laura / May 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Honey And Ace Art Exhibition

Jordan had the courage to chase a dream, Honey And Ace is the result. I met Jordan while she was working as a kitchen and bathroom set designer for the Kohler Company.  After she made the brave decision to become her own boss and start Honey And Ace, I asked if she would do me…

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Artist Photographer Refuses Mediocrity

By laura / October 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Artist Photographer Refuses Mediocrity

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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Fond du Lac Public Library

By laura / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Fond du Lac Public Library

What better time than the present to illuminate one librarian from the Fond du Lac Public Library. We’re sharing the Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. My children and I love books so we visit the public library often.  We are fortunate to have these resources in the Fond du Lac community…

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