Happy, headlong rush into art

Echo Press

The challenge going through Jana Tonsfeldt's house is figuring out what to look at first.

A 6-foot-tall giraffe sporting two spunky bowties?

The life-sized figure of a somewhat bemused-looking frizzy-haired...

In the half decade since retiring as an elementary school teacher, Alexandria artist Jana Tonsfeldt has surrounded herself with art. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
Tonsfeldt's watercolor was accepted into the Red River Watercolor Society's National Show in Moorhead in June. The show attracts well-known artists from around the country. (Contributed)
Tonsfeldt's mixed-media painting, "Tuxedo Bird," hangs at the Hawley Art Show in Clay County. (Contributed)

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