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.