Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
Abstract Turquoise Art

Abstract Turquoise Art

Turquoise gallery wall For the love of turquoise. Whether it’s a chunky southwestern necklace or the perfect pop of color pillow, turquoise is a color that never really goes “out”. A little bit can go with any design. It is ...
Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else

Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else

  Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else Find your bliss. What kind of hippie shit is that? Well, it’s true. Find it. And say ‘Kiss off’ to anything else. (Within reason of course.) Here’s the thing. The odds of ...
What Kind of Art Should You Collect?

What Kind of Art Should You Collect?

  What kind of art should you collect? The short answer: Any kind you damn well want to. The longer answer needs to take a few things into consideration. If you love being a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type of free spirit, then ...