Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowflakes & Earrings!

I forgot how much I enjoyed making snowflakes this time of year, until I pulled out my beads and just started playing! These look great hanging in a window or on a tree!

They are for sale at MARN's Artibles Sale -open all this week, 12-19-12-24
5407 W. Vliet, Milwaukee.
Mon-Wed 12-7
Thurs. & Fri. 11-7
Saturday 10-5
Also, I have PIXessories (silver plated), magnets, photo viewers AND k9 greeting cards at MARN as well.
These little gems are now 0ffered through me or pick up a pair at Magnolia & Co.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2011


I first met Louie about 8-9 years ago as a youngster. We met at a charity event for Gilda's Club. Oh and at that same event, I met his wonderful owner, Marie. :) He was as sweet & adorable then as he is now. In case you're wondering, he's a Plott Hounds. He has done therapy work in nursing homes and is the cover boy (winter issue) for Fetch Magazine!

This is the last week to vote for best pet photographer. Ends Dec. 18th-Sunday!

Monday, December 5, 2011


This is Wolf, my dear friend Shannon and her hubby's 2nd boy. He's a happy 7 week old baby. Just look at all that beautiful black hair!
I'm looking forward to watching their little boys grow up.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Some of you may already know that I'm selling fun & playful k9s rings & pendants at 7 boutiques and galleries around town (see earlier blog).

I'm pleased as punch to be teaming up with the talented jeweler extraordinaire, Sarah Mann, and also good friend.
We're creating custom rings and pendants, A.K.A PiXessories, of your beloved one(s). See my website for more information.

Gift certificates are available for both my photo shoots and PiXessories!

Cover girl!

About a month ago I entered a self portrait contest with the ISTHMUS paper in Madison. Turns out I didn't win for best portrait but as you can see I'm on the cover. Weird and funny to see my mug on the front cover!

Monday, November 21, 2011

blocks to zipper lips

Remember those alphabet blocks from childhood? Or maybe your kids or grand-kids play with them now? I was given 4 of them as an art assignment, self portrait, from my art group W.I.P (works in progress). I was going to make my head a block head, but as I started playing around I decided to use the block as my torso instead. It's funny how art works that way. Do you see the resemblance? :)

Two amazing arts, gifts and more!

Hellooooooooooooo all!

Two amazing shows I'll be vending at: MARN'S ARTibles & Discovery World's Artisan Market.

ARTibles- NOW- Dec. 24th. Thurs& Fri 11am -7pm , Saturday 10am-5pm.
I will be gallery sitting Dec. 3rd.
I had a sneak peek and it's wonderful(again).
5407 W.Vliet St. West Milwaukee

Discovery World
Dec. 3rd & 4th , 10am -4pm.
I will be HERE Dec. 4th.
Lakefront of Milwaukee.

I'd love to see you!

Monday, November 14, 2011


This is Chris. Chris will be graduating high school in May. During the shoot, we chatted about art & music. He's a talented young man who will be going off to college (next year) to follow his dreams of becoming a professional musician or a music conductor. I left the shoot feeling inspired and excited for Chris and his new adventure to come.

Monday, November 7, 2011

St. Ben's community meal

This is part of a traveling exhibit titled "Homeless Is Not My Name".

This exhibit aims to personalize the issue, dispel stereotypes, inspire involvement, and educate on the reality of homelessness in Milwaukee.

Created through a partnership between Everest College, FUEL Milwaukee, Community Advocates, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Redline Milwaukee, and volunteer photographers.

St. Ben's is where I was given the opportunity to tell part of the story. I know this subject can be depressing to talk about but, but after meeting these folks they gave me a sense of hope.

I just heard it's moving to Marquette. Stay tuned.

If you'd like to exhibit this work or knwo of others places, let me know! Thanks!

Monday, October 31, 2011


Floyd let me know right away who was king of the castle. After a few minutes of checking me out, he gave me kisses, and then we were bff!
The wiener dog A.K.A dachshund, can fly like nobody's business! He lives across the street from a huge play ground and gets to run wild there every day! He's a lucky dog! This breed cracks me up! Every time!

Monday, October 24, 2011


I have had the honor to be a part of Sydney's life from the time she was a baby. Funny how time flies, it seems like only yesterday that I took those baby shots! I searched everywhere for that baby shot but found this adorable, playful one instead. She has grown into such a wonderful, thoughtful, well rounded, young lady full of talents and energy! I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Gunner, Bailey and Muppet....

Meet Gunner (Husky), Bailey( mix) and Muppet (white dog). Their owners, as well as my dear friends, Jay & Wendy live, love, and play with all three. Gunner & Bailey greeted me warmly with chew toys and howls. Muppet likes to do his own thing and I can respect that. Bailey & Gunner had endless amounts of energy, which was a hoot and made me giggle the entire time I was there.

Looking for cool, fun & one of kind gifts? Come to the ASID Art Emporium this Thursday, Oct. 20th. See post below.

ASID Art Emporium Oct. 20th 5:30-8:30pm

Come out and support local artists & architect students!

I will be one of 20 + artists participating in this art show.

This Thursday, Oct. 20th 5:30-8:30pm.

Zimmerman Architectural Studios, in their new & impressive digs!
2122 W. Mount Vernon Ave. , Milwaukee ..... see map!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Linda Braun , marketing genius

Behind the scenes with my assistant Murphy
The after and final shot.

I met the funny, loveable, and full of wonderful ideas, Linda Braun, owner of Wisconsin Wags, right before she went live with the site, a few years ago-ish. We became fast friends, connecting over a variety of subjects and laughs! Recently, she needed a head shot for pr purposes.

Check out the comprehensive online resource

Monday, October 3, 2011


Meet Munchkin, a Maltese. He's the cover boy for Fetch Magazine, the fall issue. Pick up a free copy around town or read online here.

Also, I have two photo shows currently on view. Please see below for more information.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Current Art shows!

I'm honored that I was asked to be a part of the "Homeless is Not My Name"photography exhibit. The curator of this show is the talented commercial photographer and friend, Mark Hines. All five photographers donated their time & talents to help raise awareness to this issue.

Please join us at MIAD, October 15th for the Grand Opening 6-9pm.
273 E.Erie St. Milwaukee

Open during gallery night and day as well.
October 21st & 22nd.

Photo credit: Nancy Aycock. Thanks Nancy!

On a lighter note. My k9 photos and jewelry are on display at Sprizza Gallery Cafe now through the end of October.
363 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 262-513-5640

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tiki and Dawn

Tiki is a Aussie Shepherd mix. Dawn is a wonderful human being. Dawn met Tiki when he was roaming the streets in Thailand, all skin and bones. She brought him home and nursed him back to health.