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So much to be thankful for - November 2018

As might be expected, much of the focus of conversation during art sessions, and the prevailing theme of the artwork itself, has been Thanksgiving during the month of November. And in addition, Artisan resident artist Amy introduced the idea of autumn birds into the mix as well - bird that include turkeys, ducks, pheasants, geese, owls, and quail. What gorgeous animals, and what wonderful inspiration for our residents!

Halloween - and lots of autumn-themed artwork - is the highlight of October 2018!

It's one of our residents' favorite times of year.....Halloween!  What wonderful memories this holiday offers. We got into the full spirit of the season in recent art sessions with Halloween images, mostly of various jack-o-lanterns in different settings. The images provoke conversations about carving pumpkins long ago and Halloween memories of trick-or-treating - such as, “We’d go out until very late and come back with a big sackful of candy!”

The start of autumn - apple picking and fall colors galore! September 2018

As summer comes to an end and the season officially changes, the Artisan residents artists - and Amy! - look forward to beginning to explore the many lovely things about autumn.

A theme of summer bugs and flowers - August 2018

Yes, there are many MANY themes that come to mind at the mention of summertime in Wisconsin, but the theme and idea of bugs was very prevalent in many of the month's art sessions. This is something that Resident Artist Amy kept a feel of - what was on the minds of residents, and what would they have fun depicting in their artwork?  The idea of bugs (mainly butterflies!) and flowers (of course with gorgeous blooms) are simply favorites of our artists. 

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.

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