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Archives: May 2023

“Chaotic Orderliness?”

Posted on May. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Catherine McKenzie was struck by “the colors and the order and the chaos of the display” at yarn store Casting On in downtown Appleton. 
“Orderly chaos? Chaotic orderliness? Either way, it’s something I’m drawn to, like a cottage garden or a farmers market,” she says. “Appleton is our adopted hometown and I enjoy taking photos READ MORE

Sauce: Before or After?

Q. “Are you supposed to use sauce before or after you grill chicken breasts? Or do you baste during the process?” —Brendan, Neenah A. Basting can be approached two different ways: to help retain moisture and to enhance the finished product. When basting to help retain moisture, basting can be done at any time after READ MORE

Mikayla Albrecht

Posted on May. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium: I primarily paint in digital, watercolor and acrylic mediums. Were you always interested in following a creative path? Art and the creative process have always been an important part of my life, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to pursue them professionally until late in high school. I grew up around people READ MORE