Artist Notebook

The Artist Notebook is a blog by Lake & River Studio featuring articles, news, latest works, and more.

A Winter Evergreen Collage Pattern

A Winter Evergreen Collage Pattern

pillows for December   “You Are Evergreen” is now a pattern! This funky little conifer started out as an alcohol ink fluid painting and then I cut it up into strips and reconstructed it collage style, to create a wintery ...
An Abstract Blue Painting Trio: Cryptic

An Abstract Blue Painting Trio: Cryptic

  “Cryptic” I, II, and III, are a blue journey beneath the murky surface of Cedar Lake. Cut through the green milfoil sheen of algae and indulge in the lake bottoms world of life and decay. My kids have done ...
Butterfly Collage Art: The Flutterbye Collection

Butterfly Collage Art: The Flutterbye Collection

I will be the first to admit, butterflies are not my usual style. However, I have three daughters, and they have a lot of requests. And then, one thing led to another and my studio was filled butterfly collages. Or ...
Collecting Art: How to Get Started

Collecting Art: How to Get Started

Collecting Art: How to Get Started   Do you hate your blank walls and shelves? Do you have trouble deciding on decor? Want an amazing gallery wall, but fear buyers remorse? Getting an art collection going sounds kind of intimidating. ...
A Playful Painted Bird Pattern

A Playful Painted Bird Pattern

“Don’t Feed the Birds” is finally here! If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed a while back that we keep quite a few birds. I mostly raise chickens, ducks, and guineas. However, one thing I have ...
Mankato Art Event: Starving Artists Under the Bridge

Mankato Art Event: Starving Artists Under the Bridge

  If you live in the south-central region of Minnesota, come join us in supporting our local art scene! Starving Artist is a site-specific art experience event that raises funds for Twin Rivers. This event will be interactive and host several ...