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About the Artist. LeeAnn McLaneGoetz is a retired automotive engineer who has turned her lifelong passion for travel and nature photography into a online website(s) to offer fine wall art for your home or office world wide. Her photography has taken her across North America – from the wooded areas of northern Michigan, to the deserts and mountain areas of such places as Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. LeeAnn has spent a great deal of time exploring the American Southwest, visiting Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Colorado. Yet, she can still find inspiration as well nearby in the natural and spiritual surroundings of her Macomb County, Michigan home. ​Her portfolios of images are available for viewing online at McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com Many of these images have been exhibited in galleries and art shows throughout Michigan. She also has a dedicated following of art fans not only in Michigan, but across the United States and beyond as well.

2014 Heritage Harvest Festival at Seven Ponds Nature Center Dryden Michigan

McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com will be at the show all day on Sunday 9-14-2014 with special show items.

Note: A portion of the proceeds are to benefit Seven Ponds Nature Center.

Who: Everyone is invited to attend (appropriate for all ages)

What: 2014 Heritage Harvest Festival at Seven Ponds Nature Center Dryden Michigan

When: Saturday and Sunday September 13, & 14th, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road Dryden, Michigan 48428

Why: Fun Fun Fun It\’s

Time for the 38th Annual Heritage Harvest Days at Seven Ponds! Seven Ponds Nature Center\’s Heritage Harvest Days is a longtime favorite with many in the community.

The festival is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and wide range of activities.

Heritage Harvest Days offers features for people of all ages and interests, including many for children.

Once again this year, children age 12 years and under, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted to the festival at no charge.

In addition, the event helps support the year-around environmental education activities at the nature center for thousands of children.

Featuring . . .

Tractors, Antique Cars, and Engines – Exhibited by the Eastern Michigan Collectors and others.

A parade of these vehicles will be held each day at 4:00 p.m.

Bring out your own classic vehicle for display!

Arts and Crafts Exhibitors – Spinning, weaving, quilting, woodcarving, and basketry will be just some of the traditional crafts demonstrated. In addition, there will be exhibits on barns, wooden canoes, maple syrup production, and walnut harvesting.

Many exhibitors will feature items for sale, including pottery, antique buttons, jewelry, photography, rocks and fossils, paintings, and bird houses.

Blacksmith Exhibit by C.J. Forge – Watch blacksmiths Owen Creteau and Kevin Keena demonstrate their craft.

They\’ll be happy to take special orders.

Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Heritage Award winner Deb Caryl will be demonstrating each hour.

The Music Tent – On Saturday, Lost Cuzzins plays acoustic folk at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., while Larry Stevens plays vintage songs at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, Fable, Grable, and Bearly Able play standards and old favorites at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., while Mark Simpson offers country music at 2:00 p.m.

Children\’s Tent – Run a three-legged race, tackle an obstacle course, play hoop and stick, walk on stilts, search for pennies in sawdust, and watch a magician in this tent.

Farm Animal Tent – Children and adults alike will enjoy seeing and feeding the animals brought by Lil\’ Hillbilly Charms, one of the local 4-H Clubs.

Country Store – Come shopping for antiques, crafts, and lots of other goodies. Bring that Christmas List as this is a great chance to get something special for that special someone.

Nature Walks and Exhibits – Enjoy a walk down to the Seven Ponds and hear their fascinating story from one of the center\’s naturalists.

Horse Drawn Prairie Wagon Rides – Visit the center\’s tallgrass prairie on a wagon pulled by Pinecrest Percherons.

Funny Face Alpacas – Get a close-up look at these interesting animals. How about some alpaca wool socks?

Face Painting – Let Wowie the Clown paint your entire face, or just a bit of your cheek.

Brew you Own – Let the Lapeer Area Brewers show you how to make beer in your own home.

Used Book Sale – Hardbacks and paperbacks, all at a bargain basement price.

Quilt Raffle – Purchase a chance on a handmade quilt, nature center gift certificate, and Lenny Miller\’s restaurant gift certificate.

Bread & Jam Table – Pick up some baked or canned goods to take home.

Herb and Butterfly Garden Displays – Visit these beautiful gardens and talk to the volunteers who tend them.

Don\’t miss the many herb products offered by the Friends of Herbs in the Interpretive Building.

Rookery Gift Shop – Shop for many nature-related items, including books, puppets, rocks, necklaces, and shirts.

On the Menu Saturday – Country Smokehouse Pulled Pork Plate

Sunday – Bratwurst Plate

Both Days – Vegetarian Plate, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, ice cream, gingerbread, popcorn, sno-cones, nachos, and soft drinks.

The Harvest Pub – New this year! Enjoy beer, wine, or sangria in this special area near the food tent.

Admission: $6.00, Children 12 and under and exhibitors free.

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2014 Heritage Harvest Festival at Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Michigan

Lighthouse Did you know

Did you know….

That the United States of America has more lighthouses than any other country in the world.
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Michigan known for its great lakes is also home to 115 lighthouses

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One of the first government jobs available to women in the early 19th century was that of being a lighthouse keeper.
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The Fresnel lens that was made in France. The light used was fueled at first by lard, then fueled by kerosene, then fueled by acetylene, and now by electricity.
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For more lighthouse images visit McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com Lighthouses Art Gallery

Guidelines on How to Size Art for a Bare Wall

Have you ever looked at a bare wall and thought, I would really like to buy art, but I am concerned I will get the size all wrong.
Well this little tool should help remove some of those concerns.
Based on the Art should fill 4/7 of the wall space general guideline.

Quick cheat sheet or look up table to ensure the correct size art for the wall
Quick cheat sheet or look up table to ensure the correct size art for the wall

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Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day Tribute

This trumpet tribute that celebrates the day with a sound that is amazingly beautiful, is a inspiration to young trumpet players everywhere.

The soloist is a 13 year old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and his orchestra(the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands). This beautiful concert piece is based upon the original version of taps and was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi.

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Heidebreicht 8th Bi Annual Womens Clinic

McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com will be a vendor at this years

8th Bi Annual Women’s Clinic at Heidebreicht Chevrolet Washington, Michigan on Tuesday June 6th. Noon -6:45PM.
This is a great opportunity for all, to view examples of the quality of art available, ask questions and take advantage of show prices.

Hope to see you there.

LeeAnn McLane Goetz
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June 10th, 2014 – Tuesday

12:00PM – 6:45PM

64200 Vandyke Road, Washington, MIchigan 48094

If you would like to attend the event contact

Cindy LaPonse

cindyl – at – heidebreicht.com

Heidebreicht Chevrolet Event Coordinator

586.752.5900

 

McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com to be a vendor at the Womens Clinic in Washington, Michigan 48094
McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com to be a vendor at the Womens Clinic in Washington, Michigan 48094

My time with the Michigan Elk

The Native American people call Elk,  “Wapiti”, or “light colored deer”.
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I had the pleasure to spend a day with a large Michigan Elk herd near Gaylord, Michigan in May. I found the entire herd to be very accepting of my human form and camera. I was careful not to get too close and risk a possible charge. The Elk are very large (350 to 900 lbs) animals with their backs well over my shoulder and with a full set of antlers I would say they would be 7-9ft off of the ground. If they decided to charge I could not out run them, so I was happy to see that they accepted me with only mild curiosity.

If I approached too close, I was given the nervous lick, that let me know that I had stepped into the danger zone, at that point I slowly backed up till the licking of the lips stopped.

I did not get to see the full set of antlers on the bull (Male) elk, as the elk lose their antlers each March and start to grow them back in May. By late summer they will grow full size antlers (up to 4ft above the head), in time for the late summer breeding season. I did see a few of the bull elk that had a fresh set of sprouting horns covered in new velvet.

I was honored several times with some of the bull elks lifting their heads to bugle.  The sound is surprisingly loud. It definitely gets the attention of his females in the harem.

All of the elk currently in Michigan, are the result of repopulation. Michigan’s native elk disappeared around 1875. Today it is estimated that Michigan has 900+ elks in the wild, and managed with a limited number of hunting permits.

One of the greatest honors as a photographer is being accepted by a wild animal and being able to photograph them in their native environment.  This was one of the great moments in the May photo adventure.
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Spring means Jack will soon be preaching

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Snakeshead, adder’s root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, Adam and Eve, bobbins, naked boys, starch-root, wake robin, friar’s cowl and jack in the pulpit, this sign of spring has many names.
To most of us in Michigan, it is known as jack in the pulpit. The sign that spring will soon be preaching. The forest will soon be alive with,
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Lily of the valley, one of the nicest smells of the forest floor.
And the creeks will be filled with marsh marigolds.
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Welcome spring. We all celebrate the promise of warmer days that inspires hope in all of us.

Happy Easter

Rejoice for  He has risen.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. “Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”…Matthew 28:6

According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday). The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to have occurred between AD 26 and 36. Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

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The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe John 19.2
Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

 

 

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Thank you from an Inspired Artist

Art is not always paid for in cash, sometimes we get paid in Thank you notes for our images’  inspiration.  Always glad to help another artist out, with their creative process.

Lake Michigan Birch Tree

 

BAY FRONT PARK 100 W Lake St Petoskey, MI

Message:
Hi!
I was looking for inspiration for a painting I have been working on for some time now ( a backyard fence; on my 3rd panel)
I left off with some birch trees and was considering putting a beach and bench chair..was told that birch do not grow anywhere near a beach…
While looking through landscape pictures I came cross yours with what I had somewhat visioned except steep hils, more birches and maybe some dunes
I was quite impressed with your picture! Since I was told it may look silly if I combined birch with ocean, I would put in a lake….
Well, wanted to let you know that you have given me inspiration for my mural and will once again consider my beach panel…I live an hr. away from cape cod and with our frigid and snowy winters, I so desperately crave my summers. This is what I’ve done for me because everyone needs a little joy in their life.
I wanted to write and thank you for your picture!
Sincerely,
Robyne Recca

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Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Michigan

Pointe Aux Barques Light House, Michigan,Lake Michigan,
Pointe Aux Barques Light House Michigan

The 1st day of spring 2014 in Michigan, at Lighthouse County Park
7320 Lighthouse Road, 6 miles north of Port Hope, Mi. 48468, was a beautiful sunny day.  It was a great day to sit under the blue skies on the park bench and observe the changing ice flow on the still frozen Lake Huron and the migrating geese that seemed to think they owned the place.

Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse,Port Hope Michigan, Park Bench
1st day of spring at Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse