Monday, December 20, 2010

Bham the French Bulldog

Meet Birmingham A.K.A Bham. And boy was he(a ham)! Little Bham followed me around from the moment I got there. Around a year old and full of energy and sweetness!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tyson the Akita

Tyson was just adopted by Scott in June. He comes to work with him everyday at Johnson Golf Park in Racine. During the warmer months, he chases geese off of the course. I'd love to see that.

If you haven't seen the movie Hachiko: A Dog's Story, I highly recommend it! It's a beautiful heart warming story. You'll laugh , you'll cry.

Monday, December 6, 2010

ARTibles shop local artists now until Dec. 23rd

After shopping local again this past weekend, I wanted to share with you an amazing place that has over 20 local artists. I'm proud to also have art work at MARN's gallery- ARTibles shop at 5407 W.Vliet St. Westside - Milwaukee. I'm impressed by the variety and quality of work. At the shop there is wearable art, art for your walls (they told me they feel a bit nekid) , art for the fun of it, art to make you smile, art for your unique family & friends.

Wed-Fri noon-8pm
Sat 10-6pm
Sun 12-4pm.

I'll be at the shop on Dec. 11, Saturday from 10-3pm.

Monday, November 29, 2010

This should put a smile on yer face!

Some fun & silly images from the latest photo booth style images . Enjoy.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lexie my mentee

About a month or so ago, I was contacted through email from this wonderful woman, Marianne, from Maryland. She had come across my website while searching for mentors in Wauwatosa. Long story short, after exchanging information, and talking on the phone she hired me to teach Lexie about photography. Lexie and I met and hit it off right away( right Lex?). She's a sweet, smart cookie with a good eye and seems eager to learn more. Here are a few shots of Lexi at our first outing, on a gray wet day. I had her kick it old school, she shot b&w film. I noticed a heart
( awwwwwww) on the stairs next to the football field, and Lexi took a picture of it too.

BTW- Anyone have an old 70-200 telephoto lens for Nikon ( film camera) they want to get rid of?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Art for Sale & Photo Booth Fun- this Saturday 11/20

K9 greeting cards are the perfect gift ( year round) !
Pick -up at Art & Soul, Magnolia & Co. and at MARN's ARTibles local artist sale-5407 W. Vliet St.
Artibles hours- Nov. 26th- Dec. 23rd Wed-Fri. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. noon-4pm. Plus at MARN - I'll have my photo key chains. Portable Smiles! Fun fact- I'm sharing my love of fortune cookie sayings. Some of the greeting cards will have a fortune in them!

The photo booth style shoot is back at Juxt - Nov. 20th 10:30-2:30. Call to reserve your spot! 414-257-1710. Bring your silly! Only $20! One kid ( of all ages) per shoot. You get a good time AND 3 strips of b&w photos.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Central Bark- M. Valley

Central Bark Doggie Daycare - Menomonee Valley owners
( wonderful), Jess & Mark hired me to photograph them for their business portrait. Their dogs Beezer ( Jack Russell ) and Elliot
( Boston Terrier) burned around that area playing chase, having a ball! Back to Jess, who is a jem, and will take good care of your pooch while you're at the office or off on vacation.
Here is there link

Monday, November 1, 2010

Giving back

Book a session by the end of this year and WHS or EBHS will receive 10% of my creative fee for their animals. The photo shoot can be scheduled for next year(2011). A win win!

Molly - on going

Molly (my parent's pup) is growing like a weed! She's just so darn fun to be around. She reacts( like crazy) to my funny laugh and weird sounds that I make to get her attention (2nd & 3rd image) . At night, she likes to sleep on top of the couch, when my parents are watching TV. Our dog, Pete, also favored that spot on that couch too.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Beauty will surround your eyes to see it

Based off of a fortune cookie saying I received awhile back. This is an on going theme for me.

Monday, October 18, 2010

240 pounds of Love

This is Titan. He's an English Mastiff. His owner Chuck had warned me that he'd be shy at first but then warm up to me quickly. When that front door opened, Titan headed straight for me. No shyness there! He leaned his Great Dane like size right up against me. That was his way of saying hello. I'm told these dogs are said to be gentle giants. I have to agree.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty

The Outpost had their 40th Birthday party back in April. They gave away prizes from local vendors. I was one of the vendors that donated a photo shoot. The lucky winner, Lawanda owned 2 cats. Lucky for me, Dakota (pictured) loved the outdoors, and since I'm allergic to cats, shooting outdoors was best. We kept his interest by blowing bubbles and throwing endless cat toys around.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Joe and I, met my dear friend Lori & her lovely daughter Sydney to paint a bowl this past weekend. The bowls that we painted with TLC will be donated to the Empty Bowls event next weekend. It's an amazing event. We volunteered the year before and it was a blast! Plus, so many beautiful one- of- a- kind to choose from.

We checked out the WPCA members show. Always full of interesting, beautiful, odd and clever artwork. The show ends Oct. 16th ( next gallery night) . I highly recommend it. . Oh and the bigger deal about the show, it was the first time that Joe had artwork hanging in a gallery. I'm so proud of him!

The update on the high bidder of the Stinky Bulldog, one-of-a-kind chair. Drum roll please. Jackie V. , who happens to be the owner of Stinky. Congrats Jackie!

Lastly, I was honored to have made it onto ART Mail. . Sign up and receive art every Wednesday delivered in the comfort of your own home.