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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.

Villa Lucci: Day 168-Many Plates

A new travel adventure begins. This series chronicles the migration from Ohio to a new studio life at Villa Lucci in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. I have started at least 5 blog drafts since my Easter post at Day 137. All that … Continue reading

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Villa Lucci-Day 78: No bunnies for Easter

A new travel adventure begins. This series chronicles the migration from Ohio to a new life at Villa Lucci in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. The wild and the hiding. As if on cue, the past week heralding the beginning of calendar spring, … Continue reading

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The Villa Lucci Life-Day 28: The inn opens, a gig, and a gold medal

The Villa Lucci Life chronicles the continuing creative adventures of an artist, nomad, and proprietress of an “Italian villa” art studio set in Wisconsin. Transitioning from a traditional working life. January 26th was my last day as a full-time federal … Continue reading

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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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