Links to People
and Places


Our Web Mistress

Without Brenda, our web designer, this site would never exist. We thank her for her patience, her expertise and her creative problem solving.

Michael Oberle, Illustrator & Theatrical Designer

If you like our little gypsy wagon illustration check out Michael's costume and set designs.

MidCoast Fine Arts

MidCoast Fine Arts is a non-profit community development arts agency, founded and run by artists.

Bucktown Center for the Arts

An arts incubator located in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  Artists retail, studios and arts organizations are headquartered in this renovated historic building. You can find our work in the "Hands-On" gallery next to the Eclectic Eye gallery.

Midwest Writing Center

Fostering the appreciation of the written word and supporting its creators.


Ruby Nancy

Based in Moline, IL, Ruby Nancy publishes reviews of productions and performances in the Illinois/Iowa Quad-Cities and surrounding region.

Backstage Baubles

Heidi's cousin, Laura Schutter is a New York actress with a sideline of creating jewelry.  Check out her new website.

Hank Erdmann




Hank Erdmann is a professional natural history photographer and we highly recommend his workshops to anyone interested in nature photography.

Living Lands & Waters

A not-for-profit environmental organization founded by Chad Pregracke in 1998 and headquartered in East Moline, IL. Living Lands & Waters helps keep our river clean and photo-worthy.

The Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay, WI

The Clearing is a place where adults who share an interest in nature, arts or humanities can learn, reflect and wonder. Check out their catalog of classes. Our workshop there with Hank Erdmann inspired us to start Gypsy Chicks Photography.

Black Hawk State Historic Site

Prehistoric Indians and nineteenth-century settlers made their homes at this wooded, 208 acre site on the Rock River in Illinois. Today it is one of our favorite places to photograph fungi and wildflowers.

Iowa Parks and Nature Centers

When you say Iowa everyone thinks agriculture but our state has rivers, parks and nature trails just waiting to be photographed. This site has a list of all the Iowa Parks.

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Located in Dixon, Iowa, the Wapsi is one of our favorite places for spring photo trips.

Route 66

An organization working to preserve the Mother Road and its history. You can still get your kicks on Route 66 and get some great photo opportunities along the way.


Society for Commercial Archeology

Established in 1977, the SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape.