Solo Travel Through France

By laura / February 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Solo Travel Through France

My solo travel adventures through France begin today. Chateau Orquevaux is the final destination for today, but a lot will happen between then and now. It’s important for me to begin this travel journal with a grateful heart.  This solo travel experience wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the support of my incredible family,…

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Abstract Paintings By Midwest Artist

By laura / December 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Abstract Paintings By Midwest Artist

The process starts with abstract paintings. After fifteen years, I dust off my paints and brushes.  It feels natural to paint again.  With a minimal palette, I layer and blend oil paint into abstract paintings. Ironically, inspiration for my paintings comes from photography produced in the darkroom.  My creative process cycles through my favorite mediums,…

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Galena Illinois Hot Air Balloon Ride

By laura / July 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Galena Illinois Hot Air Balloon Ride

13 years ago, I surprised my newlywed husband with a hot air balloon ride in Galena, Illinois. A mini-honeymoon road trip led us to Galena, Illinois in 2008.  We knew we’d stop in the small town, therefore, I booked a hot air balloon ride.  This was a new adventure for both of us. The process…

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Lake Geneva Wisconsin Getaway

By laura / December 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Lake Geneva Wisconsin Getaway

I was a wanderer long before there was a hashtag for it.  Today, I wander around Lake Geneva. I get away once a year for an annual birthday celebration with close family.  This year we celebrated my 40th birthday in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.   The weekend was filled with relaxation and many laughs. It felt…

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Art Commissions By Studio L Artist

By laura / October 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Art Commissions By Studio L Artist

We’re happy to announce that Studio L is now booking art commissions. My vision for Studio L escalated because I started seeing my artwork occupying beautiful spaces.  Studio L provides fine art photography and oil paintings to those looking for a fresh look in their home and office.  Clients can customize individual art to freshen the…

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Rebranding Studio L Leads To Purpose

By laura / April 3, 2019 / Comments Off on 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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Chicago Film Photography

By laura / September 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Chicago Film Photography

I love to shop in Chicago, but I love wandering more. I wander the city with no real agenda.  The end result, this Chicago film photography created with my Leica M6.  More of this story coming soon…   I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in 100 Days There will be…

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion Live Music

By laura / September 2, 2018 /

Music under the stars!  Could it get any better? My camera in one hand, beer in the other.  I’m consumed by a Frank Gehry design, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion live music creates the perfect evening.   I’m fascinated by architecture, in fact, that was my original college major.  More of this story to come soon……

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Ritz Carlton Chicago Photography

By laura / August 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Ritz Carlton Chicago Photography

Don’t overlook the details at The Ritz Carlton Chicago. I quietly walk through the lobby and inspiration hits.  I’m drawn to the luxurious details and notice the differences from my last visit.  My attention is drawn to the details, more to come… I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in 100…

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Chicago Starbucks Plugged In

By laura / July 28, 2018 /

Opportunity arises to get some work done at this Chicago Starbucks. Whether I work from my hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton or a local coffee shop, it feels refreshing to be in the windy city.  Everywhere I look, people are plugged in at this Rush Street Starbucks. They stare at their phones with headphones on.…

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