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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Artist’s Journey Through The Fog

By laura / July 17, 2019 /

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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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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Optimism Produces Positive Results

By laura / October 5, 2018 /

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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Fine Art Definition Becomes Abstract

By laura / October 4, 2018 /

This is the definition of art, according to the dictionary: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power works produced by human creative skill and imagination creative activity resulting in the production…

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Perfect Daily Devotion

By laura / August 7, 2018 /

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young provided me with this perfect daily devotion. Understanding will never bring you peace.  That’s why I have instructed you to trust in Me, not in your understanding.  Human beings have a voracious appetite for trying to figure things out in order to gain a sense of mastery over their lives.…

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