Decorating Den Decorator Sally Herre

By laura / July 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Decorating Den Decorator Sally Herre

Sally Herre of Decorating Den Interiors possesses a can-do attitude. She is a lifelong learner who teaches us about the importance of serving our local community.  Sally is radiant and illuminating… Sally Herre Sally Herre grew up in Fond du Lac and loves living here. In addition to Fond du Lac, Sally has made a…

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Aamla Apparel by NK Creations

By laura / July 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Aamla Apparel by NK Creations

Aamla Apparel began as an idea which was simmering in Nidhi’s head for years. Eventually, the stars aligned and Aamla Apparel by NK Creations came to be. In spring of 2022, Nidhi traveled to India to pursue this idea of supporting families and their employment by utilizing her passion for fashion.  The pandemic left many…

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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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Vintage Photography Inspires Fine Art

By laura / January 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Vintage Photography Inspires Fine Art

Nothing beats the nostalgia of vintage photography albums. Especially when they’re created by loved ones.  While admiring my grandmother’s vintage photography, I can’t help but wonder if my passion for art and travel came from her. I’m drawn to photography because it captures a single moment in time. The photos that hang on a refrigerator…

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Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

By laura / December 15, 2021 /

Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree are nonstop. “Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it’s on the brink of extinction?” they ask.  This is a question I hear and contemplate nearly every day. Twenty years later, I’m still photographing film. I love it as much as I…

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Amsterdam Fine Art Photography

By laura / September 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Amsterdam Fine Art Photography

Amsterdam Fine Art Photography Bicycles surround me, weaving in and out of traffic.  Boats tour the historic canals.  Amsterdam is known for the red-light district and cannabis coffee shops.  Endless opportunities for a fine art photographer. I wander into this flower shop and gaze at the bouquets of color surrounding me.  Inspiration hits hard.  It’s…

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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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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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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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