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Summer in Wisconsin - the blossoms continue! July 2018

Summer life in Wisconsin is wonderful!  There is so much to see and do. Whether traveling to visit different towns and cities around Wisconsin (or the Midwest), visiting the lakes, farms, zoos, and many gardens across the land are memories of our Artisan residents.  Amy encouraged the sharing of these memories and this spilled over to some amazing artwork from our resident artists.

The blossoms, landscapes, and colors of summer - June 2018

June is here and the flower of June is the rose, but at Artisan.....we find that so many of our residents love ALL flowers, and we all agree these different types of flowers together all make our world a more beautiful place!  Much of Artisan Resident Artist Amy's encouragement did focus on the rose itself, but she also engaged the residents in discussion about what other flowers are blooming right now in our world.  And there was myriad inspirat

May Day. Spring. Need we say more that residents have been patiently awaiting their arrival??!

Warmer weather. It is a continued want and desire of everyone living in our region…..and as May comes, another fun time of year to look forward to is May Day!

Longing for actual spring-like weather and warmer days - April 2018

Although it doesn’t feel like it yet, it is officially spring in Wisconsin. So Artisan resident Artist Amy worked with residents on this theme that residents were drawn to - beautiful warm days ahead! Amy first chose the earliest flowers to awaken, and inspiration at art sessions came from beautiful photos of colorful crocus, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, forsythias, and pussy willows, along with some real flowers.

May the luck of the Irish be with us all! - March 2018

St. Patrick's Day. It's a holiday that everyone loves, since everyone can be Irish on St. Patty’s Day! And much of the artwork focused on the holiday in the weeks leading up to March 17th.

Bring on the Valentine's Day hearts and Love! - February 2018

February is a wonderful month – not least of all because of Valentine’s Day! Artisan resident artist Amy really inspired all Artisan residents as she shared lots of different Valentine’s images, information and facts, and event jokes related to the holiday.

Brightening the long winter days with fantastic resident artwork - January 2018

Art sessions with residents at Artisan are simply wonderful....and are truly unpredictable in the direction the artwork and the conversation will flow!  Art sessions in January started to look foward to the happy and much-anticipated holiday of Valentine’s Day....and Artisan resident artist Amy always throws new things into the mix, and adds other cultural elements (like the Chinese New Year, since this year it starts the day after Valentine

Holiday and winter artwork galore - December 2017

There are high spirits and a very festive atmosphere at Artisan communities during the exciting month of December! Artisan residents have created and now share wonderfully different types of artwork - and Artisan Resident Artist Amy reports that art sessions included lots of lively conversation, recollection of memories, and of course holiday cheer.

The transition from fall into winter - November 2017

The month of November is a wonderful time of year - as fall is in full swing and there is build up to the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving. Plus, winter is right around the corner! The artwork by our residents this month reflects these feelings of transition, as artists had a wide range of interests in the sessions led by Artisan Resident Artist, Amy.

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