Dear Friends,

Back in 1970 Dillman’s started an annual newsletter called Sandscripts that was sent out to guests as a way of keeping in touch and keeping everyone informed of history and current events. Sauntra (Dillman) Loar was initially responsible for the wonderful writings. This week, our letter is a re-publishing of a poem that was included in Volume IV, April 1974. The poem has appeared in various forms over time and can apply to just about any person or situation.


JUST FOR TODAY I will live through the next 12 hours and not tackle my whole life problem at once.

JUST FOR TODAY I will improve my mind. I will learn something useful. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

JUST FOR TODAY I will be agreeable. I will look my best, speak in a well-modulated voice, be courteous and considerate.

JUST FOR TODAY I will not find fault with my friend, relative or colleague. I will not try to change or improve anyone but myself.

JUST FOR TODAY I will have a program. I might not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two enemies – hurry and indecision.

JUST FOR TODAY I will exercise my character in three ways. I will do a good turn and keep it a secret. If anyone finds out, it won’t count

JUST FOR TODAY I will do two things I don’t want to do, just for exercise.

JUST FOR TODAY I will be unafraid. Especially will I be unafraid to enjoy what is beautiful and believe that as I give to the world, the world will give to me.

Try to give yourself permission to take it slow. To be gracious with intention. To be kind and contribute positively to the world around you. Today, tomorrow and every day.

Thank you for helping us all keep in perspective what is most important in life and for being a part of our family.
With gratitude,
Sue, Denny, Steph, Todd, Scott and James

While we have had to reschedule some of our art workshops until next year, at this time we are planning to run the following this fall:


Please contact us to reserve your spot. As the current climate is ever changing, we are addressing the upcoming schedule responsibly on a case-by-case basis. In additional, as per state of Wisconsin mandate, mask wearing is required in the studios, lobby, gift shop and art corner.

Please call 715-588-3143 or email in the meantime if you have any specific questions.
Facebook Live - Wednesday, August 12 at 3pm Central

Jennifer Stone will be showcasing what she covers and her materials in her upcoming, in-person collage workshop held at Dillman’s Join her Live as she answers any of your questions on our Facebook page, Wednesday, August, 12 at 3 PM CST!
Facebook Live Demo - Wednesday, August 19 at 3pm Central

Dale L. Popovich will be live painting an early spring foliage scene from just west of Land 'O Lakes. Watch him paint the patterns of light and dark up to the finishing details in watercolor without a pencil sketch. Check our Facebook page on Wednesday, August, 19 at 3 PM CST!
Tonight, August 11th, we are welcoming Jim Bokern, president of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society and retired Marshfield High School history teacher, to Dillman's for a presentation of White Sand Lake history. Due to COVID-19 we will be recording the evening and sharing on Facebook August 12th. If you want to discover one of the most unique fishing legacies in all of the Northwoods, request a link to the video via emailing

Jim will share a detailed presentation regarding Richard Southgate’s “one-of-a-kind” fisherman’s paradise. Creating an ambitious estate for fishing, using canals and the Chicago North Western Railroad for access, Southgate fashioned a personalized and sprawling Northwoods’ destination.

For about 25 years these canals created a link between Southgate’s isolated retreat on Little Trout Lake and the modern world. The canal extended from Alder Lake in Manitowish Waters, to just beyond Dillman's property on White Sand Lake. Southgate and his guests enjoyed the finest delicacies of the world, furniture and decorations from Southgate’s international travels, and modern conveniences like electricity. Sadly, this estate ultimately fell to ruin, but not before inspiring other Northwoods estates and leaving a string of fascinating stories.

Jim will also cover: Ojibwa history and land use, trail networks to surrounding lakes, railroads. logging, the early resorts, famous local guides, prohibition and moonshine!
Snaps of the road going down the hill to Cabins 1-4 with the Shallow Beach on the left.
Copper & Claire playing tug-a-war.
Nancy & Bailey
Herbie celebrates his 14th birthday with a doggie birthday cookie.
13277 Dillman's Way, Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
715-588-3143 • • EMAILDIRECTIONS
Family-owned since 1918...
Dillman's is a nostalgic vacation getaway on a lush, private peninsula with boating, beaches, tennis, biking & more. Perfect for family vacations, reunions and retreats our resort can accommodate guests in larger lake homes, charming lakeside cabins, contemporary townhouses and motel style units, and a rustic guesthouse. Pets are welcome. For special travel packages and promotions please visit

In addition to our family resort, we also offer art workshops through the Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat which was founded by Sue and Dennis Robertson in 1978. Through the years our retreat has hosted over 12,500 students for art workshops at Dillman’s Bay Resort in Wisconsin and various international locations. The 4 and 5 day workshops are offered in lakeside art studios as well as plein air. Students are invited to bring their friends and family along on the trip to enjoy the relaxing resort environment. Local artists are also welcome to attend classes on a day student basis. The average class price is $70 per day. Information about our 2020 schedule of workshops in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, collage, pocket sketching, fiber arts and more is online at (Up to date information and amendments to our schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be found here.)

While continually striving to keep our workshop pricing competitive, we recognize that the costs may still be beyond the means of some. With that in mind partial scholarships / honorariums are available as we are committed to offering art workshops because learning is a life-long and fulfilling process. To apply please visit