Posted by: Ann Lauwers | March 13, 2022

A Dragon in the Woods

I’ve always loved hiking in the woods and pretending my surroundings are alive with creatures that blend into the surrounding natural plants and trees. I imagine these creatures are out there and hold very still until we move on and out of sight. Do you see him?

Don’t forget to take that Second Glance the next time you’re out and about. You will be amazed at what you’ll find when you look just a little deeper.

Posted by: Ann Lauwers | August 11, 2020

Creature on the Beach

I love it when something unexpected just happens to come into view. This creature was discovered on the beach up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan last week as we were waiting for another beautiful sunset. Not exactly sure what I’ll make out of this guy ( or do I see 2 creatures? ) but I’ll keep an eye on him for a few days and see what comes to mind. What do you see? I’m seeing a creature of some sort in profile with his hand up waiting trying to capture the sun.

Get out in the woods and let your imagination soar.

Posted by: Ann Lauwers | June 29, 2020

Whispers of the Woods sample page

Here is a quick sample page from the book.

Test your imagination. It’s fun, it’s silly, it’s contagious.

Posted by: Ann Lauwers | June 15, 2020

Start off your week with a stretch of your imagination.

Let’s start the week off with a boost for the creative side of your brain.

Test your imagination……Are you seeing what I’m seeing?

Blue Water Spirits were found in a hot spring at Thermopolis, Wyoming.

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Posted by: Ann Lauwers | June 13, 2020

Whispers of the Woods

“Whispers of the Woods”

It’s officially here!!!!
“Whispers of the Woods” is the second book in the Second Glances Series. It’s a fun collection of some amazing images of trees I’ve photographed during my travels. They will amaze, amuse and astound you. Along with these images are folklore, silly poems ancient beliefs and a few stories of my own. If you are new to this series….the books are simple and easy to read. Perfect for your coffee table or a conversation starter.

They will have you looking at things as you’ve never seen them before.

It’s fun, it’s silly, it’s contagious….get yours today!

Clink link for your copy

“It’s not what you look at that matters….it’s what you see.”

Posted by: Ann Lauwers | January 5, 2015


Really? That’s what they’re called?

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Posted by: Ann Lauwers | December 2, 2014

Do you see what I see?

SMountain Man 1wpometimes, there is more to see then you first realize. Is it really just a simple cliff?


This is just one image being created for the Second Glances book series available on An Artist’s View Photography.


Watch for more later,


Posted by: Ann Lauwers | November 2, 2014

November email Newsletter

IMG_0268    I sent out the first An Artist’s View’s email newsletter this morning. Did you get yours?

Being a subscriber means you’ll be the FIRST to see new images, even before they are released to the public. You’ll be given first opportunity at limited editions, and be able to purchase these images at a special discounted rate. And….did I mention……IT IS FREE!

You’ll also hear the Behind the Scenes Stories about the creative process and get some free things along the way that will not be offered to non-subscibers.

This month highlights:

The new fall image and some photoshop secrets on it’s creation.

You’ll hear about what’s going on behind the scenes of both my books, Second Glances and Adventures Through the Enchanted Door.

A special on Note Cards just in time for the holidays.

Then, On a Personal Note, I share a few things on my most recent trip out west.

Don’t be left out! Sign up today. The Subscription  link (by Benchmark) is on the side panel on this page. Or you may sign up from my website.

Have a great day!


Posted by: Ann Lauwers | October 5, 2014

In my travels

Mr. Magee   As you know I’ve been traveling the west coast for the past three weeks in search of some rest, relaxation, family time and some new materials. Sometimes you just need to get out of your environment to give yourself a new perspective on life. I most certainly got that. I live here in Michigan and although we have some beautiful lakes and shoreline, nothing here will ever make you feel like you are just a tiny speck on this earth like some parts of the west coast.

Our first stop was Bryce Canyon where we felt like we could reach out and touch the stars while sitting on the edge of the canyon late at night. The Grand Canyon looked like it just wasn’t even real. Being so large I felt like you couldn’t touch it or connect with it because of it’s size. Yosemite was so tall around you and so where the Sequoias and the Red Woods. My perspective will never be the same.

I took hundreds of photos and although I loved the trip and landscape out there, I am very glad to be back home and back to my artwork. The images I took of the trees and the rock formations will keep me busy for the long winter ahead.

This top image is one of the images I’ll be working on and using in my upcoming book Whispers of the Woods, due out next summer. This guy was so obvious I couldn’t help but stop and take his picture and smile.

The bottom image is just to show you how big these trees really are. As you can see the size with Jerry climbing into this tree.


It’s time to go play now.

Have an artful day!




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