Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
Are You A Big Art Person, Or A Tiny Art Person?

Are You A Big Art Person, Or A Tiny Art Person?

Choosing your art size. Tiny art. Huge art. Each brings out different feelings in us. Large scale art makes a big impact no matter how minimal the design. Tiny art is intricate due to its size. Tiny art can be ...