Archive for July, 2016

This weekend during the art tour I will have a large selection of artwork on exhibit and for sale.  There are over 200 cards of two rescued Kodiak bear cubs as well as 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 photographs and two different photographic books celebrating the first 15 months of the two Kodiak cubs.

In addition to the photography and books on the rescued Kodiak cubs I also have artwork that celebrates their survival in the format of collages and a charcoal drawing.  This series can be purchased in as an original or in a card format or reproduction print.

DSC_1343 Kodiak paw print This collage was created from handmade paper, original mono prints , a map and altered original and reproduction prints.

“Leap of Faith” is a series of seven compositions that honors the families with autism and can be purchased as cards and 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 reproductions prints.  The more fluid piece of artwork is derived from some fun experimental art projects that in it’s original size is about 1″ x 1 1/2″ in size and can’t be seen without the use of a slide a projector.


I invite you to explore the diversity of artwork showcased at my art studio on July 29-30-31. To learn more about the north woods art tour go to

TING  is a 32″ x 36″ pen and ink drawing enhanced with watercolor and colored pencils.  This composition was created while I was cleaning and painting my art studio.  I believe that some of the fumes from my cleaning products had an impact on the subject and style of this composition.  Ting was inspired by Dr. Seuss and a number of people immediately made that connection with Dr. Seuss and this composition.

Ting is only one of over 30 pieces of artwork on exhibit at the iMAGEiNETHAT! Art Studio located in Arbor Vitae, just 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport on Bayer Lake Road.  My studio is listed as #14 on the NORTHWOODS ART  TOUR GUIDE. To learn more about the art tour go to  The tour dates are July 29th, 30th, 31st and October 7,8 and 9th and the hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The process of drawing this 32″ x 36″ charcoal drawing titled  Munsey was a task that had taken me out of my comfort zone. While drawing Munsey, I discovered that I used the same drawing techniques that  I had used when I was drawing a series title Bombus  which was a more surrealistic group of drawings.  When drawing with powdered charcoal I always enjoy experimenting with more unorthodox tools to create my marks.  I use any materials that have a slightly tacky surface that helps me create interesting marks which help me create organic formations and interesting textures.

The bone structure of the Kodiak cub was used as a guide when creating the tufts of fur throughout the composition.  When I’m drawing, I always hyper-focus  on the details and use multiple photographs to help me me make the observations in regards to bone structure, lighting and creating depth through lighting and developing texture in in the composition.

I spent over 24 hours drawing Munsey but I’m not sure of the amount of time I spent observing and photographing the two Kodiak cubs, so I could have a reference as to how to proceed in the creation of the composition.


Bombus is a charcoal drawing that is 3′ x 5′ and was also created with the same drawing techniques as the composition Munsey. To learn more about NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to northwoodsarttour.comwendlandt_s_bombus_1jpg






Check out the new video clips of Munsey and Boda posted on YouTube.



It’s always fun to watch Munsey and Boda playing in the pond that’s located in the Bear Woods Habitat area.  The best time of day to catch these two splashing around is between  10 am to 12 noon.

My wonderful daughter has been a line therapist working with autistic children for the past five years.  In honor of her work and those families and friends touched by autism, I’ve created a new series of artwork inspired by daughters dedication and love for children with autism.  The title of this series is “Leap of Faith”.  There are seven collages in this series but I will continue to create more artwork based on this theme.  The images will also be sold as greeting cards.

I’ve been preparing for the upcoming 2016 NORTHWOODS ART  TOUR which will be held on July 29th,30th and 31st.  The art studio will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each of those days.  At this time I will not be able to take credit cards due to some technical difficulties.

iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is listed as #14 on the self guided tour map.  My artwork is very diverse in medium and the subject matter always represents a mixture of the spirited girl from Chicago with a sprinkling of the Wisconsin North Woods life style.

During the art tour I will be demonstrating printmaking on my Intaglio Printing Press  and I look forward to answering any of your questions in regards to my original prints as well as the background stories behind the creations of my charcoal drawings, collages, assemblages and photography.

I hope you’ll stop in and explore the unique artwork at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio located five miles north of Woodruff  and 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport ,  just off of North Farming Road, first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

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