Tag Archive: Photography


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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.

 

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Munsey and Boda spent their 5th Bear-thday enjoying meat/blood frozen ice cakes, unwrapping their cardboard birthday boxes filled with fresh fish and other bear-lightful yummy foods hidden in construction themed decorations placed all around the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Habitat Exhibit on Saturday, Feb 22nd, 2020.

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There were over 150 zoo guests that attended the bear-thday celebration and the Wildwood Zoo Staff and volunteers worked for many hours preparing for the event and setting up the decorations and interactive educational activity center.  Zoo guests brought Munsey and Boda many wonderful Birthday treats that the boys could enjoy over the next few weeks and throughout the years.

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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.

You can take the girl out of the Chicago but you can’t take the Chicago spirit out of the girl!  That pretty much describes what motivates my edgier style of artwork.

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(above)  Child’s Play was a problematic/naughty creation that had taken me three years to create.  It began as a collagraph print that went rogue on me, so I tucked it away in a drawer for a few years. As time went by,  I had grown and evolved as an artist. So when I found the collagraph print, I knew exactly what to do with it, to make it into an interesting composition.

(below) My series of surrealistic charcoal drawings title Bombus (Latin word meaning BOOM) expresses the feeling/action that I wanted to portray in the drawing Bombus!

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Please stop in at 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.

 

(below) This composition titled BILLIE  is created with handmade paper.   The paper pulp was applied to a free-form mold.  Once the pulp had dried I applied a variety of permanent metallic paints and mounted the sculpture onto a wood background that’s covered with fabric.  Please stop in the studio to find out why this composition was given this title!

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(below) The series title SNAP has a special story connected to my dear childhood friend that inspired me to create artwork using a very unusual method.  Please stop in the studio and ask me to tell you the story behind this artwork! 

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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.

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A selection of my limited edition art cards can be purchased this at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  October 5th, 6th and 7th from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

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There’s also a selection of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection of original hand-pulled Intaglio prints / collages.
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Please stop by and take a peek at the selection of artwork and photographs that range from the documentation of the two Kodiak bear cubs to original and reproduction prints.

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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!