Sturgeon Spearing On Lake Winnebago

By laura / February 11, 2022 /

This is Red. Red has been sturgeon spearing since he was a boy in the 1950s.  He hasn’t missed a single year on the ice of Lake Winnebago since then.  The odds of spearing this prehistoric fish are slim, but that doesn’t deter him. The truth is, Red isn’t too concerned about spearing a sturgeon.…

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Mundane Days Inspire Photography Project

By laura / January 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Mundane Days Inspire Photography Project

Always carrying my camera results in capturing inspiration when it hits. Art can be created anytime and anywhere even on the most mundane days.  When I’m in the present moment, I notice subtleties overlooked by the casual observer. This is what I love most about creativity, it hits when you least expect it.  I thrive…

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Lake Michigan Cottage Vacation

By laura / January 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Lake Michigan Cottage Vacation

Our Lake Michigan cottage vacation was truly amazing. Fog moves in quickly, consuming us.  It’s late spring, but the chill in the air makes it feel otherwise.  We’re wrapped in blankets, head to toe.  Able to move just enough to sip our wine and tend to the fire.  Two cousins, a sister and me. Between…

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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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100 Day Project Begins Today

By laura / October 6, 2021 /

The 100 Day Project begins today! My palms are sweaty and my heart is racing.  I have no idea what I’m in for.  Sure, it’s exciting at first, but aren’t all new endeavors? 100 blog posts in 100 days.  It may not seem like much to you, but this is huge for me.  This is…

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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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Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

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 / Comments Off on Elkhart Lake Wisconsin Vacation

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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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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