Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 2014 Iowa Freedom Rock® Tour Kickoff & New Beginnings

Well, it's certainly that time of year again! I am super excited to begin the 2nd year of the Iowa Freedom Rock® Tour. This year we kicked off the tour in Audubon County | Kimballton, Iowa.

Bubba had to fight some extreme weather (which usually happens with the first county or two...after all it's IOWA!) so we don't yet have completed pictures as a tent was around him the entire time. But once we get those I'll definitely post them.

I do however have some "in action" photos of Bubba completing the Audubon County rock and our daughter "helping" him out.

Here's another shot of Bubba painting; I'm just always so amazed to watch him work. I love his facial expression and the way it seems so calming and peaceful while the artwork flows from his brush. I certainly wish I had the patience to paint, but for now I'll just be my "click crazy" self with the camera!

Bubba painting the Audubon County | Kimballton Freedom Rock®
The beginning of this year also brought a big change for our business, Sorensen Studios. First of all, we are no longer offering photography services at this time. Because of the popularity of the Iowa Freedom Rock® Tour, we have decided to focus fully on this project. With booking over half of the state of Iowa for a "Freedom Rock®" and scheduling into the 2019 year, we really want to concentrate on finishing the Tour and being available to our clients. I'm sure we will always "keep our feet wet" in photography, but for now I guess it will just be a hobby.

Another big change for us is our location. Since 2008 we have been located and operating at the intersection of highways 92 and 25 in Greenfield, Iowa. We have recently moved from this location. The Freedom Rock® Tour has us traveling a lot and we are unable to be at the studio for over half of the year. I guess you could say Bubba' studio is actually across the great state of Iowa! 

It was definitely a bitter sweet change for us as we first opened our doors at this location and have been there for the last six years but we know it's best for us and our business. 

I stumbled across some old pictures from when we first purchased the building and began remodeling what was once an old gas station. We have a lot of memories there that we'll never forget but we are very hopeful for the future of Sorensen Studios. Thank you to everyone who ever stopped by and supported us along the way!

Please remember that you can still contact us at our same number and email:

641.343.7110 | sorensenstudios@yahoo.com

Sorensen Studios | 2008

Sorensen Studios | 2014

1 comment:

  1. As a Veteran of Korea (1950-1952) and VIETNAM (1966-1967), I want to thank you for your GREAT rock painting. Not only the art work itself, BUT ALSO the inspiration behind it.

    I am Herb Harper, Historian Emeritus, of the 98th Bomb Group Vets. Association. I am so inspired by your work that I would like to do a feature for our quarterly news letter. The 98th flew B-24 liberators from Palestine, North Africa and Italy during WW II. I joined them in the late 1940s with B-29 Super fortresses and deployed with them to the Far East, for the Korean Police Action in 1950. Later I served with the 8th TFW during the VIETNAM Conflict. I was Col. Robin Olds Armament Chief, when he shot down four (4) MiGs in 1967.

    Your paintings are so inspiring to me, I feel I MUST thank you for them and want my fellow veterans to know just how much you must love this country.

    I do have some VIDEOs of the 98th in WWII and will be happy to send them to you, along with some back copies of our newsletters if interested.

    Thanks again for your personal work.

    Herb Harper
    3290 No Pone Road NW
    Georgetown, TN 37336-4809

    Email BOMBGRP98@aol.com TEL. 423-336-2768