Category: photographic bear book

Today is the last day to stop in at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio! It’s listed as #12 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self-guided tour) brochure.  To learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour artists go to






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Please take a few minutes to view some of the new pages that I added to my blog today.  At the top of my website, I’ve added pages that showcase the following three themes: Munsey and Boda Merchandise – Artwork Gallery and Photography.



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The artwork showcased at the iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio ranges from abstract paper sculptures, charcoal drawings and original prints and collages to more realistic compositions of feathers, leaves and dragonflies.


There are original prints and mixed media that represent the more tech savvy personality. These compositions are created from segments of computer hardware and have titles that captures the essence of  the materials and/or process of which they are created from, for example; Netscape and Etched In Time.DSC_0106

If you love bears, I have some wonderful greeting cards, coasters, photographs and photographic books of  Kodiak bear cubs.




To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour and view the tour map to find my studio (#12 on the tour map) , go to the following link:

Check out the selection of Munsey and Boda Merchandise that’s for sale at this time.  A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Marshfield Wildwood Zoo. I also have a calendar with a selection of photographs of the Kodiak bear cubs, that includes the Grand-Opening and Betty Adler, Paul /Rogers and others involved in the Kodiak bear project (not pictured here at this time).

To purchase any of these items contact me at 715-387-6582 or email me at






The hot wire that’s been protecting the observation window located in the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit area have been removed!  About two months ago the hot wire was placed around all the observation windows to prevent Munsey and Boda from licking and eating the sealant placed around the new observation  windows.   Now that a new protective coating has been applied to the original  sealant the cubs are free to interact once again with all Wildwood Zoo guests.




I often wonder what is going through the minds of both the child and the Kodiak cub while they’re  sharing a hug.  This is Munsey sharing a hug with a young Zoo guest early Monday morning around 8:30 am.


The cubs love to interact with the zoo staff while they’re cleaning the glass of the observations windows.


Casandra ( pictured above ) informed me that a few weeks ago Munsey and Boda had found a raccoon in the Bear Woods.  Needless to say, the raccoon turn out to be an additional snack for the cubs that day.

Munsey  and Boda now weigh 400 to 423 pounds. The cubs are now 20 months old and Munsey  weighs in at 400 pounds, while Boda’s weight is 423 pounds. These photographs were taken on Monday October 2nd.


If you would like to purchase a photographic Kodiak Bear Book , greeting cards, writing journals, photographic prints, coasters or a deck of playing cards please contact me.  The Wildwood Zoo Store sells my bear books and greeting cards.  So stop in at the Zoo store (which is open on weekends) or contact me.  A portion of the sales is donated to the Zoological Society!


Please stop in and visit me on October 7,8 and 9th  (open from 10 am-5 pm) during the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR.  My studio is #14 on the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR MAP.   To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link


My artwork reflects a blend of my Chicago attitude, energy  and perspective, sprinkled with a touch of the north woods flavor.

My artistic abilities range from Intaglio printmaking, charcoal drawing, paper sculptures, assemblages, photography, collage, textile design and lamp-working.


This composition is one of 10 new collages created to address autism.  The series is titled “Leap of Faith”  Each original collage is comprised from fragments of artwork that were created as paintings and original prints. Through cutting, punching, burning and/or tearing processes, I’ve altered former pieces of artwork into a new composition.

“Leap of Faith” is also offered in the following formats: notebooks, deck of playing cards, greeting cards and coasters.



My latest Kodiak bear photographs are sold as 5 x 7 and  8 x 10 prints, greeting cards, deck of playing cards,notebooks and coasters.

To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link

Here are just a few photographs from this past weekends guests participating in the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR.  Thank you to all my guests that stopped in to learn about Intaglio Printmaking.  Thanks to my family members and friends that helped me during the art tour.  Thank you to Sharon Drawz, Allie and Scott Wendlandt and my husband Doug. I couldn’t of opened my art studio and participated in the tour without all of your help!  Thank you from the bottom of heart!  Allie, thank you for taking all of these wonderful photographs of the art studio during my demonstrations and visiting with the our guests.

Munsey and Boda  are almost 17 months old and last week they weighed in at 290-300 lbs each.   Munsey discovered his first frog in the Woodland Habitat Area at Wildwood Zoo.    Most every morning between 10:00 am- 12 noon you can find the cubs bathing and splashing each other in the four to six foot deep pond located in the wooded section of the bear exhibit.

I highly recommend you check out the educational programs that are offered at Wildwood Zoo!  This activity helps me keep up with new information about the cubs growth and other interesting facts on the cubs.

The cubs enjoy hunting for their snack after they’ve had their breakfast and lunch.  The zoo staff often hides the snacks in interesting places, so the bears develop their problem solving skills and it make life a little more interesting and exciting if the cubs have a special treat that’s always hidden or placed in a new location.


Boda (above) and Munsey really enjoyed their berry popsicle!

In the near future I’ll be creating new greeting cards and informational / photographic books on the growth and activities of Munsey and Boda.  Two of my books and a selection of 20 different greeting cards can be purchased at the Wildwood Zoo store.  Store hours are from  10:00 am-3:30 pm. During the summer months Wildwood Zoo opens at 7:30 am and closes at 7:30 pm.


I will be selling and signing my books ” JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit” and” Munsey & Boda 9-13 Months” along with Mary Wilson, who is author of  “Wildwood Zoo Book”on Saturday June 18th at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield, Wisconsin.   So make sure to come to the Zoo Store and purchase some great zoo items as well as meet the authors that have written books about the Wildwood Zoo animals and the Kodiak bear cubs “Munsey and Boda”!   I will be signing books at 11:00-11:30 am  and from 12:00- 12:30 pm and again at 1:00- 1:30 pm  during the Zoo Fest at Wildwood Zoo!

There are also fantastic tee shirts, toys, stuffed animals, zoo animals post cards and Munsey and Boda Greeting cards and so much more…        So, I hope to see you there!

I spent a few hours photographing Munsey and Boda on June 8th, 9th and 10th.  The cubs are 285 pounds and they are as active and very  inquisitive about everything.

Munsey found a frog hopping around the edge of the pond that’s located in the Woodland Habitat Area.  He was extremely intrigued by the frog.  After playing with it and tasting it, he spit it out of his mouth and then he finally ate the little hopper!

The cubs are enjoying their four foot deep pond and spend a lot of time swimming around, munching on roots.  It appears they  like flossing their teeth with the roots as well. The  Woodland Habitat Area pond offers the cubs an opportunity to float on their blue and red balls and multiple water fights are held on a daily basis.


From my experience the cubs seem to be very active around 10:30am to noon.  That’s when I’ve found them swimming in the pond, climbing trees and chasing each other around the Woodland Habitat Area.

I just finished creating a few more new photographic books of Munsey and Boda  and they  will be for sale around June 20th.  They will also be on sale during the  2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR, to learn more about this event go to