The Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula is the last frontier for me. It's one of the few places in the U.P. I haven't visited yet. We got close a couple years ago when we visited Watersmeet and Bond Falls (probably my favorite of the Michigan waterfalls) I'd like to go and I just found out about my way in. My killer stick figure art.

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If you haven't been to "the Porkies" (or you want to go back) and IF you have some (real) artistic ability, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is looking for applicants to be one of their Artists-in-Residence. How cool is THIS? According to, as an Artist-In-Residence, you'll stay, with one other guest of your choosing, for a minimum of two weeks, in a secluded cabin on the Little Union River. The cabin's not even on a map, so nobody will bug you and you can relax and create. They're looking for artists for this spring, summer and fall of 2020, and winter 2021.

In exchange for the seclusion, you'll be asked  "to contribute an original work representative of their residency to the permanent collection of the non-profit Friends of the Porkies, in addition to hosting one demonstration, talk, or workshop during or at the culmination of their stay."

The program gets a lot of applicants, but - why shouldn't it be you? The deadline for applying is February 14th. Good luck.

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