Marsh: A Partial Menu

Categories: Artist Residencies, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Poems (published) | Kathleen M. Heideman | May 25, 2011

My poem Marsh: A Partial Menu appears in the current edition of Fox Cry Review (University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, May 2011). This poem was written during a prolific artist-in-residency at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.


This Old House: the Plywood Floor

Categories: Methods | Kathleen M. Heideman | May 18, 2011

Newest Stage: Second Coat of Polyurethane!

Second Coat of Polyurethane

I finally got around to a project I’ve been itching to do for some time…. removing a carpet to reveal the old plywood floor, which which I’m now staining and refinishing (inspired by a beautiful floor renovation project by my friends Kinji and Nancy). Stinky work — but it is turning out beautifully, I think! Here are some progress shots:

First Layer of Finish
Floor:  In Progress
Plywood floor, sanded
Dirty subfloor
Gross carpet pad.
Rolling up the carpet

Curiosity: there’s a medal for that!

Categories: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, Antarctic News, Antarctica | Kathleen M. Heideman | May 13, 2011

Last week, I unexpectedly received an “Antarctic Service Medal” for the time I spent in Antarctica (via the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program).

Antarctic Service Medal

Reading at Marian University

Categories: Readings, Writing | Kathleen M. Heideman | May 13, 2011

On my long drive from New Mexico to Upper Michigan, I stopped at Marian University (Fond du Lac, WI), visited a couple writing classes, broke bread with some great faculty, and presented a reading of my poetry – accompanied by a visual presentation of creative projects/process – in their beautiful Stayer Center Auditorium.

It was a wonderful experience, and a terrific way to wrap up a long, productive, contemplative and often solitary time at the Wurlitzer Foundation. Deepest thanks for the warmth and hospitality of Marian’s English Department, especially Dr. Jennifer Ann Caruso, Prof. Christina Kubasta, Dr. John Walser, and everyone who turned out for my reading.


Goodbye to Taos

Categories: Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico, Observations | Kathleen M. Heideman | May 13, 2011

Goodbye to Taos

As I left Taos to drive north, Taos was bursting into spring bloom!