Tag Archive: Visual Arts


I would like to thank all the guests that stopped in to visit my art studio this past weekend.  I deeply enjoyed talking to everyone of my guests and look forward to greeting you again next year during the 2018 Northwoods Art Tour!

A special thank you to everyone that assisted me this past weekend with setting up flags to servicing the studio guests with the items they’ve purchased, so I could demonstrate the art of printmaking!  Please understand that I couldn’t  participate in this event without your assistance!  You are wonderful! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Artwork is a reflection of the artists life experiences and my creations are no exception to this rule.

The  Leap Of Faith series was created because of my daughters devotion to children with autism. artDSC_0080 8x10

Through my own personal experiences, any person and their family members living with a loved one with physical or learning differences has taken a leap of faith in order to achieve their goals. This is the inspiration behind my series titled Leap of Faith!   Leap of Faith is a collection of collages created from a selection of altered original prints and paintings that have been torn, cut and paper punched into a new creation.

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Welcome to iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio!  I hope you will come and explore my studio during the North Woods Art Tour on October 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017!

My art studio is #12 this year on the Northwoods Art Tour guide map located in the brochure.

To learn more about the 2018 Northwoods Art Tours go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

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Welcome to iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio!  I hope you will come and explore my studio during the North Woods Art Tour on October 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017!

My art studio is #12 this year on the Northwoods Art Tour guide map located in the brochure.

To learn more about the 2018 Northwoods Art Tours go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

The studio began taking on a nautical theme once I began wrapping the metal support poles with nautical rope.  From that point on, the nautical and beach like atmosphere seemed to be the perfect theme to showcase my artwork.

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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.

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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.

 

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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:  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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There is no question that I enjoy experimenting with new materials when creating my artwork, the image above is just one small sample of the result from my adventures through experimentation.

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My ability to experiment in a creative fashion is demonstrated in how I’ve chosen to display some of my artwork.  I discovered that this fishnet reflects my nautical themed studio setting , as well as serving a fun and functional way to display my smaller original prints.

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A few new items this year include sun catchers created from handmade lampworked beads, funky stick fish with names like Sushi  Sue and Wall-eye Sam.  There are also some functional fishy’s titled Shell-Shocked (which will reflect your inner beauty) when gazed into while hanging on your wall.

To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour  and/or find the guided map tour go to the following link: http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

 

 

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My wonderful daughter has been a line therapist working with autistic children for the past six years.  In honor of her work and those families and friends touched by autism, I’ve created a new series titled ” Leap Of Faith” which is inspired by my daughters dedication and love for children with autism. These images are as framed collages and  greeting cards at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio (#12 on the brochure tour map) during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour on July 28th,29th and 30th. The gallery /studio hours are 10:00am- 5:00 pm.  Go to the following link to learn more about all the wonderful artist participating in the tour this year.  www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

I’m posting a few photographs of the artwork that will be showcased during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour.   iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is located in Arbor Vitae ,about 1 mile north of the Lakeland Airport. My studio is #12 on the brochures guide map.

To learn more about all the wonderful northwoods artists on the tour and view the guide map, go to the following link  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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The WALKABOUT series is inspired by the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs that I’ve been documenting since September  of 2015.  This collage was created from a variety of  original prints that have been cut, torn and/ or paper punched into a wide selection of formations.  The bear is created from paper toweling that has been water-colored and cut into a bear shape.  The background of this composition is created from an original Intglio Print that was water-colored to create more contrast, enhance the prints textures to  entice the viewers visual interest.

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During your visit to my art studio you will have the opportunity to learn how a collagraph plate is created and watch how an original Intaglio print is inked, the special printmaking paper (Rives BFK) is soaked, blotted and pulled through the Intaglio Printing Press to create a one of kind original print.

 

 

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The two images above depicts the creation of the collagraph print of the elephant composition that I’m working on at this time.  The collagraph plate of the elephant was inked and printed after I had inked and printed the background plate.  Tiny seed beads were added after the I had added watercolor to the composition.

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The image above depicts the background collagraph print (which is the same print as used for the elephant’s background.  The bear is made from paper toweling that is colored with water color.  I sprayed the paper toweling with a fixative, so I could utilize the paper toweling to be used in my collages.  The fixative seals the water colors into the paper and will not allow the color to bleed out onto the collagraph print.

If your interested in learning more about printmaking and or would like to see how to make prints or take a workshop in printmaking feel free to contact me.  Go to the following link to learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour  www.northwoodsarttour.com

17635158_10154970834421071_7360387466208150472_oBelow is a link to when I was interviewed by WSAW Channel 7 news station.  The wonderful camera man came to my home and we chatted about the bears for at least an hour and then went to the zoo and spent another another hour or more talking about the rescued Kodiak bear cubs, Munsey and Boda!

Thank you Channel 7 News Station for the great coverage on Wildwood Zoo and Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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If you’d like to purchase any of the photographic Kodiak bear books or other merchandise dedicated to Munsey and Boda, please stop in at “iMAGiNETHAT!” Art Studio on July 28,29 and 30th or October 6,7 and 8th.  My art studio is #12 on the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR MAP.     http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.