Changing of Seasons

March 9th, 2016
You're not going to believe this! On my return walk to the house this morning, from the studio - I SAW MY FIRST SPRING ROBIN! This is a record - March 9th!! Seeing the first robins of the spring put a delight in my heart like nothing else. I looked further into the backyard and saw a whole flock of them, ran to the house to get my camera and snapped this awesome picture just an hour ago ; )  Life really is about the little things for... Read More
January 13th, 2016
Our Minnesota winter has arrived! After a unseasonably warm beginning to winter, our zero degree temps have finally arrive, and just in the nick of time according to my boys. They have been ready to go ice fishing for 3 months already - and the balmy December temps were NOT in good order with them or any other ice-fishing folks! These are the temperatures in which our 'expecting moms' also get extra care and are on close surveillance.... Read More
December 30th, 2015
I'm not sure why the week of 'in between Christmas and New Years' is both joyful and unsettling to me all at the same time. But it is. Every year.  It feels like both the moment of judgment day and the exhilaration of the first day of school, all rolled into one. Like sweet and salty. Like the 'churn up' and the 'flight down' of a rollercoaster.  Like the calm before the storm. Unless you are wandering completely aimlessly through life... Read More
November 11th, 2015
Face to Face Autumn by Bonnie Mohr I don't ever remember mowing the lawn in November!! We have yet to have a killing frost in MN - what a beautiful autumn we have had and continue to enjoy ;) This means that yes...we are still mowing lawn, raking leaves, digging the carrots out of the garden, and putting up Christmas decorations all at the same time - no wonder I am confused! Throw into this mix that it is deer hunting season around... Read More
November 4th, 2015
Tic-Toc it's time to rock! Come one, come all - we are so excited about all the new art and giftware at Bonnie Mohr Studio!! We are ready to meet and greet you at our Gala Event this weekend - click HERE for full details.  You will find some of the most amazing holiday decor, new gift items, and of course some fabulous new art and Christmas Cards!! There is so much to see, you may want to plan to attend both days.....remember, we will... Read More
October 28th, 2015
Original by Bonnie Mohr, Winter Park What a busy time of the year!! Whoot whoot!! Time to roll up my sleeves and keep myself energized to get through all the excitement and activities coming up! This week the shop is transforming into a festive Holiday atmosphere....loaded with all the new giftware I just brought back from Market! (Remind me to tell you about that shopping frenzy sometime - it really is a test of the survival of the... Read More
October 14th, 2015
The country side and beauty of rural America hits a premium this time of year. I just couldn't resist sharing a snap of our girls out on pasture the other day.  Our cows enjoy 'pasture therapy' each day from around 11am - 3 pm, our version of stomp-drop-roll, run, play, bully and snort away, and release all the tension of their 2x a day milking job! We encourage our cows to work out their problems on pasture, enjoy the sunshine, and... Read More
January 22nd, 2014
It's a new year with high hopes and big expectations, if you can get through the winter without freezing to death that is. Seriously — from body to brain, most of us here in Minnesota have experienced some degree of freezer burn already this winter. Schools have been canceled several times, and there are more cars in the ditch due to icy road conditions than on the road. Ten miles to town this morning, and the car was still blowing... Read More
December 5th, 2013
Dear Friends, Well, it certainly is a Jingle Bells Event in MN right now....winter has arrived — beeping its horn! Most of the state has now been blanketed with anywhere from 3 inches to 10 inches of snow, and a howling wind to go with it. For those of us who live down a country gravel road,  driving is near treacherous! Over the years however, I have learned a few things. Deep, but soft and fluffy snow means go slow, and you will... Read More
November 6th, 2013
It's a first for Bonnie Mohr Studio — we're endorsing our Holiday Open House this weekend with an electronic billboard in St. Boni, MN! No doubt, it is our closest experience to being "up in Hollywood lights"  — so I thought we'd show it off! As we were passing through town last night, our first snowfall of the season was also gracing the billboard event! sure seems too early for snow, but it was festive as our Open House... Read More
October 16th, 2013
It's the great debate — "Should we print a new catalog? Or not?" In our propelling world of computers, wireless technology, and social media, it seems to be the million dollar question. Do people still look at catalogs? Do they still want them? We conclude, "YES!" We've had lots of requests for a new catalog, and so we are moving forward on these requests. Our new catalog is in the finishing stages as we speak (or rather, as you read... Read More
September 5th, 2013
This is my favorite month of the year! First of all – the cooler nights are such a joy. Sleeping with the windows open, digging out your favorite sweatshirt, and burning pumpkin scented candles in the house all add to the fullness of this season – AUTUMN. Oh, and let's not forget FOOTBALL! Everyone in MN is already fully engaged! And even though I am shy to promote my age, it is my birthday month and I have come to learn that the... Read More
August 21st, 2013
I reluctantly look at the calendar today and realize that summer is slipping away, quickly! Each year, about now, I go into my "Wow! I can’t believe summer is almost over!" mind set. Again, I use the word "bittersweet" – With lingering thoughts of the many great summer joys and events we celebrated, comes the anticipation of my most loved season of all – AUTUMN! The signs of summer’s end are everywhere! The oat and wheat fields are... Read More
July 19th, 2013
Dearest Blog Readers, Today is another gorgeous day in sunny Minnesota, and although I should be writing about my painting and what makes me an artist, I'd rather share some of the summer joys of life! These are the days to drink sun-brewed tea, go to the lake, and gorge yourself with homemade peach pie!! If you don't know how to make sun-brewed tea, don't worry — it is so easy, your first-grader could make it! Throw 6 Lipton tea bags... Read More
July 10th, 2013
Things are hot, the crops and gardens are growing, and vacations are happening – IT’S SUMMER! I just got back from a short trip out east – what a lovely state Pennsylvania is, and how fun to be in the east over the 4th of July! Visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Valley Forge, and Lancaster County were a few of my stops. I spent my 4th of July at Penn State in State College, and now I know why they are ranked third in the country... Read More
December 14th, 2012
Winter has arrived, and with a capital "W." Twelve inches of snow fell this past weekend, and shut down a good share of southern MN for Sunday.  We made it to church, and were homebound for the rest of the day.  There is a strange calm that accompanies a snowstorm, especially if you are tucked indoors.  The world seems to slow down for the day, and the pace changes a bit.  I found myself getting back into my comfy checkered pajama... Read More
December 10th, 2012
Hello Bonnie Mohr fans! Alyssa here again. For those of you who do not know me — I am the "social media gal" for Bonnie and her studio, so my job is to help Bonnie with her Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc. and this week, I'm taking over her blog ;) The following is a description of winter and all of its special moments and feelings. Enjoy! *** There's nothing quite like a winter evening in Minnesota — the stillness of the open fields at... Read More
December 6th, 2012
What a successful weekend we had for our second open house of the year! The warm weather brought many customers out and about, and it was great to see so many cheery smiles and friendly faces fill up the studio — Christmas cheer is definitely here! Customers came from all over Minnesota (and even South Dakota!) to check out the Studio and to find those perfect Christmas gifts. Most even found art prints, vases, garland, and decorative... Read More
November 23rd, 2012
With Christmas music starting to play on the radio stations and the stores preparing for their busy holiday shopping season, it can only mean that  Christmas is right around the corner. As we reflect on the people and things we are thankful for this holiday season, we at Bonnie Mohr Studio would like to express our sincere thanks for all of our customers — their loyalty to us and their great business. Thank you, everyone, for your... Read More
October 24th, 2012
Hello all you Halloween Fans! Calling all creative photographers.....I am searching for the perfect house setting for my next painting.....Yes, Halloween style! The ideal house photo would be the look of a slightly ghoulish, abandoned, haunted jewel!  A dilapidated chimney, broken window and perhaps a tombstone in the front yard would all be ideal characteristics of this charming little place. I have long thought about doing a... Read More