Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs

By laura / May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs

There’s no better place to people watch than the infield at the Kentucky Derby. One reason I create the work I do is because I want to show you a different side.  I see things differently and I’m here to not only show you what it looks like to be at the Kentucky Derby, but…

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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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Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

By laura / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

The Champagne region of France offers beauty all around. I begin my morning by wandering around the Eglise Saint André Church in Orquevaux, which is located in the Champagne region of France.  A genuine smile greets me at the front door as the French language quietly lingers in the air.  I only hope to understand…

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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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Van Gogh Exhibit in Milwaukee

By laura / September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Van Gogh Exhibit in Milwaukee

We visited the Van Gogh exhibit in Milwaukee during our summer vacation. I hope to attend Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience again, but this time it will be alone.  And, let me tell you why… Family vacations aren’t really vacations at all when you have young children. They’re not relaxing as one might believe…

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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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Abandoned Arizona Photography

By laura / August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Abandoned Arizona Photography

We’re off to Supai, Arizona.  Or should I say abandoned Arizona? I pull out the map from the glove box and open it with excitement.  We’re traveling from Kingman heading east on the open road of Route 66.  “Take a left, we’ll reach Supai in 64 miles,” I say. We drive for miles, thinking our…

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