Serene Canoe Bay Organic Garden

By laura / August 25, 2021 /

I approach the serene Canoe Bay organic garden with wonderment. Deer roam near the fence as I open the gate.  Walking through the Canoe Bay organic garden is pure serenity.  A true gift indeed.  This garden offers silence, which is a form of therapy and meditation for me.  Creativity is unleashed in the silence. Perched…

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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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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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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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August Haven Exhibits Local Artists

By laura / August 25, 2020 /

August Haven supports local artists. And I’m so grateful they do.  As an artist and photographer, I’m honored to have my work on display at August Haven.  A portion of my Living In The Fog series is exhibited as a gallery wall.  August Haven’s talented designers arranged furniture around my photographs resulting in a warm…

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Sister Stephen Of Cristo Rey Ranch

By laura / June 25, 2020 /

Sister Stephen Bloesl of Cristo Rey Ranch is compassionate and kind. Sister Stephen and I have had several conversations about following your calling.  In addition to motivating me, she boosted my self-confidence.  As a result, I continue moving forward on my journey of discovering my life’s mission.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you!…

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American Dream Inspired Female Priest

By laura / April 23, 2020 /

The Illuminating Women Project highlights 30 inspiring women from Fond du Lac County. We’re sharing this exhibition online so you can feel inspired.  This week we’re highlighting the Canon Precentor at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mother Ezgi Saribay Perkins.  Mother Ezgi Perkins now serves St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ripon and St. Mary’s Episcopal Chapel in…

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Divine Spark Ignites

By laura / March 11, 2020 /

There is such a thing as a transition period in life. I know this because I’m going through one right now.  This probably doesn’t come as much surprise to those of you who know me.  Would you believe I’ve been going through this transition for the past four years? Let me explain… Each of us…

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Oak Tree Memorial For Miscarriage

By laura / June 26, 2019 /

Miscarriage is hard. Five years ago, I had a miscarriage.  Had I written this when the miscarriage happened, it would read differently.  For me, understanding trickled in as time passed and God’s plan began unfolding in my life. Truth is, I never pictured myself as a mother. Call me crazy, but I didn’t spend my nights…

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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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Artist Photographer Represents Herself

By laura | May 12, 2021

Artist Residency Opportunities

By laura | February 3, 2021

Spread Positivity By Sharing Inspiring Stories

By laura | March 31, 2020

Finding Community Is Possible

By laura | November 23, 2020

August Haven Exhibits Local Artists

By laura | August 25, 2020