in·ter·est: A state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something.
ac·tiv·i·ty: A specified pursuit in which a person partakes.
|Watercolors: I dabbled in watercolors for years. A turning point occurred in April 2003 when I started taking weekly classes with the late Marilyn Keating at L'Atelier in Janesville, WI. Marilyn was a delightful person, an excellent teacher with mastery of a wide variety of watercolor techniques and a very dear friend; she taught me so much! I have also been fortunate enough to attend workshops with some well known instructors; I am delighted to have had the experiences. In August 2004 I sold my first painting. I must thank my excellent teachers, workshop instructors and supportive family and friends. Thank you!|
|Pottery: In September of 1993, I started taking pottery classes at Clay Loft Studio in Palmyra, WI with Susan Alexander. (Susan is a fabulous person and teacher!) I worked in my own home studio starting in 1994 and in the summer of 1999 I purchased a kiln and started participating in small arts and crafts fairs. With the help of my husband I was able to show my work in several art fairs per year. It kept us pretty busy for several years and we really enjoyed meeting the people who were interested in my work. I still love working with clay and attend Wednesday night "clay class" with Susan whenever I can.|
|ARTSEE: My license plate reads ARTSEE. If I can't be making art, I enjoy viewing it. I love to visit art museums, galleries, art shows and fairs to "see" art!|
|Travel: Visiting new places has been a priority my entire adult life. Whether we visit Door County, a Wisconsin State Park or Paris, France, I enjoy the new sights, experiences, and people.|
|Gardening: Working in my yard provides relaxation and a sense of accomplishment. Each year I add a few new perennials to my flower beds. Several years ago, a small pond was established to provide water for the variety of birds and small wildlife critters that frequent our yard.|
|Birdwatching: We enjoy feeding and watching birds in our backyard. Cardinals, chickadees, finches, wrens, robins, woodpeckers, sparrows, blue jays and many others visit daily. For several weeks indigo buntings, orioles and hummingbirds are regular diners; they seem to move on when hot weather approaches. Black oil sunflower seed, thistle seed and a special blend for finches as well as many sources of water are provided. A highlight each year has been watching a male indigo bunting make his regular visits to the bird feeders and the orioles frequenting the fresh oranges we put out for them. In April of 2004 I witnessed the first bluebird to visit our yard. He was checking out the new bluebird house outside our bedroom window.|
|Hugo C. Tscharnack - Husband, friend, and the one who makes Artsee, Ink possible!|
|Jason (son) and
Shawn Alexander, Whitewater, WI. Hogan Douglas Alexander, grandson, born
March 12, 2002; Cambell Conlyn, granddaughter, born November 12, 2004.
|Jared (son) and Ann Margaret Alexander, Minneapolis, MN. Lily Valentine Alexander, granddaughter, born March 3, 2002; Vincent Henry, grandson, born February 3, 2004|
Karolyn in her studio.
Contact Karolyn: email@example.com