February 2018:  Exciting news for Stephanie’s art:  I have added space and time!  Dedicated time to complete new artworks and new space at Songbird Studio, downtown Aitkin, MN.  Stay tuned for updates on new artworks.  Address:  321 Minnesota Ave., Aitkin, MN  56431.

February 2017:  I fulfilled a dream of swimming with manatees in Crystal River, FL.  Watch this video clip of my swim!

Video: Steph Swims with the Manatees

Manatees love to chew on ropes.  Watch the next video clip to view a manatee enjoying our pontoon anchor line.  This same manatee also enjoyed a snack activity of chewing on my braid, which was a fun game for us!

Video: Manatee and Anchor Rope

Below are 4 more fun video clips showing manatees in action!  Click on each photo to view.


Hello Large Friend

More Rope Chewing Fun

Manatees Interacting

April 2017 update:  My Little Book of Bald Eagles are now in stock!

April 2016:

Frog in the House, our children’s picture book, received the 2016 Giverny Award, a vetted, national science award given to one outstanding, science picture book in English per year!

“Giverny” refers to the village in northern France where Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, created his famous garden-inspired paintings that captivate viewers into really seeing and feeling light, water, and plants through the artwork — as if you were really there.   The Giverny Award is not only emblematic of the latent connection between art and science, but also of visual capture, visual explanation, and visual exemplification of captivating botanical views of the world.  The Award recognizes a book where artwork and science text (in story form) meld into a superior children’s book that inspires and teaches children deftly, without being

I’m very grateful that my art enriches so many children’s lives as they learn and connect to nature.

For more information about the award, its criteria and mission, view the website on this link:  
2016 Giverny Award 

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