"On Mackinac Island, I'm known as the 'Picture Lady,'" said photographer Marie McClimans of Linden. She
supplies photo cards to the Grand Hotel and four gift shops on the island, as well as to the Butterfly House (where more than 800 live butterflies from around the world are displayed).
"Every June and September, I go to the Grand and stay three or four days," said McClimans
."I take photos nonstop.During my visits I have made some unique friendships with some of the islanders."
took photos centering on Linden and Fenton, which are on display at Little Professors Book Center
in Fenton.A new collection features approximately 50 photo cards of the gardens in the Open Gate Garden 2006 Summer Garden Tour.
"It was a wonderful tour, anyone unable to take the tour can get a glimpse of what they missed," said McClimans
. A member of Fenton Artist Guild, McClimans calls her work, "Art in the Attic."She began her career in textiles while attending Henry Ford High School in Detroit.She received her bachelor of science degree in art and education and home economics from Eastern Michigan University. In 1972, she began teaching art and home economics for Fenton Area Public Schools.Her
teaching career in Fenton spanned 28 years.
During that time, she
developed a love for photography, weaving and watercolors.
A quote that she
emphasized to her
students sums up her
attitude toward photography and art as a whole, "To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success."
This information is placed on a card on the back of all her