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Looking for art in all the right places

September 3, 2011
By SANDY MICKELSON, Messenger staff writer , Messenger News

Strolling along a shore, glancing down the stairs, moving a tree downed in a storm - it's impossibly perfect timing that turns everyday sights into art.

Quality art that could hang in a living room gallery.

Too often a daily routine precludes time necessary to smell the roses, to see the unique beauty in common sights.

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-Messenger photo by Sandy Mickelson
Color and clouds can turn a normal vista into a simple piece of art, such as this view looking north at the Colfax Township Cemetery east of Fort Dodge.

A fire escape, for example, can hang forever off the side of a building, until one intense burst of sunlight changes that fire escape into a geometric goldmine, a piece of art capable of holding the attention of even the most critical friend.

Life is art. Recognizing that takes time, a determination to flip the mundane into a creative look at life. A creative look at art.

Contact Sandy Mickelson at (515) 573-2141 or



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