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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.

A Villa Lucci Christmas

The valley is quiet this Christmas Eve morning. A soft and gentle snow is slowly dusting the deck as I look out at the red chinese lantern on the iron deck table. A light white mantle lays across the jutting … Continue reading

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Day 11 Villa Lucci: Morning has broken.

A new travel adventure begins. This series chronicles the migration from Ohio to a new life at Villa Lucci in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Behind. Seven days ago the movers arrived bearing my life in an Atlas van. I have posted one … Continue reading

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Day 1: Villa Lucci

Life can change completely in 11 months. Mine has. Some by choice, some by circumstance. Since my last post, I sold the house my kids were raised in, traveled to Florida, San Francisco, Cologne, spent 9 weeks in physical therapy … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions: Mothering creativity

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. After a four month hiatus (which I will explain at a later date), Mother’s Day may … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions: #6 Geisha-The final act?

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. Tonight, Geisha is channeling Matisse. She is in full regalia–make up, parasol, technicolor kimono. Though I … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions #5: Geisha 2-v3

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. After yesterday’s close up, Geisha has decided that it is not enough. She wants full exposure … Continue reading

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#4 Geisha 2-v2 in color

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. Geisha got enthusiastically cropped the first time I imported her into the digital painting program. Face, … Continue reading

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