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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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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Honey And Ace Art Exhibition

By laura / May 19, 2021 /

Jordan had the courage to chase a dream, Honey And Ace is the result. I met Jordan while she was working as a kitchen and bathroom set designer for the Kohler Company.  After she made the brave decision to become her own boss and start Honey And Ace, I asked if she would do me…

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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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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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Centennial Celebration In Saint Cloud

By laura / December 14, 2020 /

Saint Cloud Centennial Celebration brings back fond memories. None of us could have predicted what 2020 would look like.  But the truth is, we have no idea what tomorrow will look like.  Some people are planners.  They prefer everything to unfold accordingly to their perfect plan.  This isn’t me and this isn’t real life. I…

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Artist Photographer Represents Herself

By laura | May 12, 2021

Artist Residency Opportunities

By laura | February 3, 2021

Spread Positivity By Sharing Inspiring Stories

By laura | March 31, 2020

Finding Community Is Possible

By laura | November 23, 2020

August Haven Exhibits Local Artists

By laura | August 25, 2020