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There are days when Munsey and Boda are chillaxing in the winter sun, dreaming of the warmer spring and summer months that will bring the smell and tastes of fresh buds on the trees and little animals running around their habitat area and the refreshing water in their pool and their pond.

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The winter in central Wisconsin provides Munsey and Boda a pond full of ice to excavate and Munsey case, it’s a supply of objects to toss into the air!

aDSC_0457   Boda is more interested in releasing his downed tree trunk, so he can move it around and show off his brute strength.

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Munsey and Boda truly enjoy each other’s company and they are never separated from each other for more than 15 minutes. Of course, they are bears and they love to wrestle with each other.  On Sunday, February 23rd, I documented the boys wrestling for about 45 minutes out of the 90 minutes I was charting their activities in the Bear Woods Habitat Exhibit.

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After about 10 minutes of wrestling Munsey and Boda take a short time out to catch their breath before starting the next wrestling match.  They aren’t growling or creating any loud vocal sounds directed at each other, usually just a lot of heavy breathing from the extensive physical activity.

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Then it’s time to rest, roll and slide around in the snow and dig up more ice chunks to break apart or toss into the air.  At this time Munsey is in the past 900 lbs. and Boda is over 1,000lbs.

 

Please join me at the Holiday Fair on December 7th  5:00pm -and 8th, 12:00 pm- at “The Art Garage” located 1400 Cedar Street, Green Bay Wisconsin!  Look for me at table #8, there will be 22 vendors with handcrafted goods, a free make and take project stations, Door Prizes, complimentary food and beverages, and three FREE workshop gift certificate giveaways!

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My artwork ranges from Intaglio Printmaking, collage, assemblages, acrylic poured paintings,  paper sculptures, and photography.

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Dance themed journals and cards are just a few items that can be purchased during the Holiday Art Fair.

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My collages and assemblages range from bear and elephant-themed compositions to communication technology.

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I love to play with a variety of materials when I’m creating artwork!  If my original prints don’t live up to my expectations, I alter them into a totally new composition.

Sometimes an original print will sit in a drawer for a couple of years before I figure out what direction to follow. Every January through March I pull out all my misfit children and turn them into totally new compositions, usually collages / mixed media.

I believe that the artwork is waiting for me to develop my skills and that’s when the magic happens!  It helps to have an open mind and the courage to destroy one piece of artwork to make exciting discoveries and push my boundaries!

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I will have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards, and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals, and a selection small original prints/collages.
Prices range from $3.00 to $700.00. Please stop by and take a peek at the section of artwork and photographs that range from the documentation of the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs to Original prints, funky decorative fish, fluid acrylic paint, and collages are presented with a nautical flair at the iMAGiMANiETHAT! Art Studio.

The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

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(Above) An assemblage titled “Web-Scape” created from computer hardware, handmade glass sculptures, fishing net frames the entire composition that’s mounted on an original hand-pulled Intaglio Print.
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To my surprise, I discovered that some styles of cork board create an interesting print because of it’s irregular textured surface.

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Hand pulled original Intaglio prints, funky decorative fish, fluid acrylic paint and a selection of collages are presented with a nautical flair at the iMAGiMANiETHAT! Art Studio.
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

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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 5-6-7, 2018!  Studio guests will find a wide selection of limited edition greeting cards!  From small cards showcasing fall leaves to colorful bears accompanied by dragonflies!

The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road located in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin.

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My art studio is #14 and directions can be found 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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There are also greeting cards that celebrate the art of dance and delightful snowflakes that dance through the sky.

Susan Kloch Wendlandt is excited to demonstrate the art printmaking during the upcoming Northwoods Art Tour!

Stop in at iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio on October 5-6-7 from 10:00am-5:00pm! It’s listed as #14 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self-guided tour) brochure.  To learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour artists go to northwoodsarttour.com

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Original prints, funky decorative fish, fluid acrylic paint and “Leap of Faith” collages are presented with a nautical flair at the iMAGiMANiETHAT! Art Studio.
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road located in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin.

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A selection of my limited edition Kodiak Bear-themed art cards and photographs can be purchased this at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  October 5-6-7 from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide.
At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.
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I will have my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection of hand-pulled original Intaglio prints and collages for sale this weekend.

I’ll also be selling a limited edition of my collection of Kodiak Bear books, greeting cards,  lined journals, and coasters.

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At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.

20171106_194826  The Kodiak Bear Books offer photographs and information about the growth and development of Munsey and Boda!

 

I began documenting the Kodiak bear cubs through photography in October of 2015 at the Grand Opening of the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit.  Since October 2015, I’ve taken thousands of photographs and have begun charting the growth and development of the bears using a graphing format.  This information along with the photographs is used when I’m writing my blog and books and is also shared with the zoo staff at Wildwood Zoo.

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A wide variety of merchandise has been created to showcase the growth and development of these two adorable rescued Kodiak bear cubs named Munsey and Boda.

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Limited edition photographs, photographic books, drink coasters, calendars, journals and greeting cards, along with large charcoal drawings are just a few of the items created in the honor of the two rescued Kodiak bears.

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Photography title “Stoned” along with limited edition greeting cards showcasing two Kodiak bear cubs playing with a beer keg is displayed on the shelves in the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio.

 

I look forward to greeting all my studio guests during the October Northwoods Studio Art Tour held on October 5-6-7,2018
Here’s a peek of my art studio during the July Art Tour at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio. I hope to see you in October!
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

Thank you to all the studio guests that stopped in to visit with me to learn more about Intaglio Printmaking. I look forward to seeing everyone again during the October Northwoods Studio Art Tour held on October 5-6-7,2018
Here’s a peek of my art studio during the July Art Tour at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio. I hope to see you in October!
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

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During the July Northwoods Art Tour, I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people that traveled from Chicago, Milwaukee, the Twin Cities and Canada!

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I definitely couldn’t have successfully participated in this art tour without the help of my wonderful friend and my fantastic husband!

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My goal is to create artwork that beckons to both the viewer’s eye and sense of touch.

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I was honored to receive an award through the participation of the Range Art Association for my original hand pulled print titled “On The Rocks”.

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During the Art Tour, I created and demonstrated the art of Intaglio Printmaking. I printed a series of small original hand pulled prints titled “Symphony of Leaves”. The series consists of about 20,  4″x 6″ prints, printed on Rives BFK paper.

 

 

 

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I had a fantastic time visiting with all the studio guests that stopped in to learn about Intaglio printmaking!  I look forward to the next two days of demonstrating printmaking during the art tour!

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