Dreaded Life Question

By laura / October 20, 2021 /

Three years ago I wrote about my dreaded life question. What do I want to be when I grow up? I realized the importance of that original blog post while attempting to edit it.  That post is part of my story and I can’t change it, so why try.  After reflecting on how far I’ve…

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Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch

By laura / August 28, 2021 /

Photographing Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch is rewarding work. I attend this event with my children each year.  When I was asked to document Adventures on the Farm through my lens, I happily obliged.  As a freelance photographer, it’s fulfilling to accept jobs that feel right and declining those that don’t.  Clearly,…

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Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 /

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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Elkhart Lake Wisconsin Vacation

By laura / July 14, 2021 /

I was a wanderer long before there was a hashtag for it.  Today, I wander around Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I’m fascinated with American resort towns gone quiet.  There’s more to Elkhart Lake than the hustle and bustle of their busy season.  This is what Elkhart Lake looks like when it goes to sleep.  The streets…

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Artist Photographer Represents Herself

By laura / May 12, 2021 /

If a gallery won’t represent me as an artist photographer, I’ll represent myself. This is an ambitious goal, but anything is possible with the right mindset.  Nothing can stop a person with a strong faith and belief that all things are possible.  Building a successful business as an artist photographer is not only possible, it’s…

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Artist Residency At Trout Museum of Art

By laura / April 21, 2021 /

The artist residency at the Trout Museum of Art is forcing me into action. Now that I’m halfway through the artist residency, I can see how far I’ve come.  Not only in the last six weeks, but in the last two decades of life as an artist. TMA’s artist residency is forcing me out of…

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Inspirational Coffeehouse Conversation

By laura / February 10, 2021 /

An inspirational coffeehouse conversation made me realize something. I’m not alone on this journey and either are you.  Just when I feel alone and think I’m the only one struggling to figure things out, the inspirational coffeehouse conversation helps put things in perspective. For 20 years, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when…

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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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Wisconsin Artist Makes Confession

By laura / January 27, 2021 /

I’m a small-town Wisconsin artist. Finally, I admit this and it makes me proud to look back and see how far I’ve come.  The process of becoming an artist was challenging for me because it lacked encouragement. “You can’t just be an artist,” they stated. I’ve heard this statement all my life and actually believed…

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Find Happiness When Life Is Messy

By laura / January 13, 2021 /

“Happier than a pig in shit,” I said. I said that out loud after touring the Leinenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  As my husband and I were sampling our beer, the words slipped out before my tiny filter could catch them.  Laughter rose from my inner most being and it felt so good. Learning…

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Artist’s Journey Through The Fog

By laura | November 11, 2020

Embracing Failure Leads Somewhere

By laura | June 2, 2021

Artist Residency At Trout Museum of Art

By laura | April 21, 2021

Spread Positivity By Sharing Inspiring Stories

By laura | March 31, 2020

Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland

By laura | July 29, 2021