Monday, April 16, 2018

Tito at the Office

Tito, named as in the tasty vodka, goes to work nearly every day with his Dad, Justin at Shorewest South Metro.  Tito was about 4 ish months here. That my friend, is a challenge to have a pup sit and stay! One trick is I have them up on furniture. Usually works for a few minutes. :)  And a few treats nearby doesn't hurt either.

In need of a kind and friendly realtor?  Justin might be your guy.
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Molly Goes to Grant Park

Molly & Macey's first and last official photo shoot together. It's a bittersweet story. Molly was rescued from a hoarder's home. She ended up with Macey, who patiently trained her to be less timid and more outgoing. I would have never guessed Molly started off her life that way, since she took to me right away. Sadly though, Molly is being re-homed due to extreme allergies that Macey's bf has to her. The good news is that Molly is going to a home with a little boy who loves dogs. Macey did the best she could for Molly. 💗

Monday, March 19, 2018


This past weekend (Friday-Monday) I was out enjoying the trails at Rezter Nature Center out in Waukesha. Four days of hikes = good for the mind and body. I shared a few of these images on Instagram. Follow me there if ya like.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Miss Della Wells

  Portrait by Stephanie Bartz- all other images pulled from the web

I've been a fan of Milwaukee self-taught artist, Della Wells, since the moment I saw her collage style images years ago. I love her use of color and materials to tell stories. I proudly own a small art piece and doll. Plus, conversations with Della leave me wanting more time to talk.

She has been in shows around the country and now is one of a dozen local artists chosen to be a part of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Logan in the Snow

Challenge: dogs that  wander off if unleashed. Solution: use heavy duty rope attached to a 30 pound Kettelbell that rarely gets any use! In theory that was a genius plan, in reality it worked OK since this sweet & playful pup, Logan, was strong enough to drag the weight all over the place. It did keep her from running off into the woods so that she could play fetch with their parents. I also sought out a quiet location to help avoid distractions.

I love snow as a backdrop to portraits.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Once in a Lifetime

... “once in a lifetime” seems to fit when it comes to pop-up dinners... and sometimes, if you’re lucky - LOVE. Chef Ana is combining the two for a Valentines Evening event at Relic’s Vintage Warehouse. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Day of Action 2018


       My interactive sign in the crowd- captured by photo journalist
       Lee Matz.

Woman's 2nd Anniversary DOA- Jan. 20, 2018 in Milwaukee - the weekend ALL over the country women, men, kids, LGBTQ, and dogs marched in a peaceful demonstration. 

My interactive sign was inspired by the WW comics and 80s BIG hair.

I think this perfectly sums up why there is another women's March this Saturday. " The new women's movement focuses whole-heartedly on women (and families) of color (WOC). Growing up in Milwaukee, one of the most segregated cities in the country, and one of the poorest as well, I have witnessed the inequality over and over again in my lifetime. The Women's March is addressing many issues besides discrimination, ie: sexual harassment, equal pay, LGBTQ issues, inequality in education. Perhaps you and your families have been fortunate enough not to have experienced the disparities. IF that is the case, all the more reason I invite both of you to join your sisters in the movement, the March, and the continuing action that we are participating in together!" 

Written by my friend Jean Wells, in a response to 2 women who think we as women have reached equality.