Artist Notebook

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

Storing Fine Art in Your Home

Storing Fine Art in Your Home

Image via Closet Works Do you swap out art with the season’s? Or maybe rearrange pieces with redecorating? In any case, I sometimes wonder how many people store artwork at home when it’s not simply stored on their walls. Properly ...
An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create

An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create

An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create Do you have TIME for art? In this chaotic world of hectic schedules, most of us don’t have time for much of anything. Most us do not have the luxury of just painting ...
Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories?

Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories?

Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories? I’m a photo album person. I actually send my photo files to be printed out and I place them in albums in chronological order. I also have a themed album for each of my ...
The Uptown Art Fair In Minneapolis

The Uptown Art Fair In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Uptown Art Fair at Calhoun Square I left my heart….. In Calhoun Square…… Well, OK not really. My husband and I spent several years living in Uptown Proper in Minneapolis. We greatly enjoyed all the culture, entertainment, restaurants, ...
Abstract Ink Art Prints

Abstract Ink Art Prints

Find abstract ink art prints of alcohol ink, acrylic, and/or mixed media paintings. Add a little color to your life! While the prints page and the Etsy page have had prints available for a while now, I never announced it ...
How To Make Resin Petri Dish Style Drink Coasters

How To Make Resin Petri Dish Style Drink Coasters

Want to make some cool resin petri dish coasters for your home? They can be a work of art on a stand, or a practical accoutrement to prevent marks on your furniture. Win-win! You will need: Resin + hardener kit ...