I am working toward my own sense of what well-being means to me, and while I am doing that I continue to pursue my goals of having a profitable business.   I have had a difficult year and things are starting to turn around.  I realize that I am not the only one experiencing change at this time.  I have a plan to make great improvements to my service to the world.  I have already added Reiki Master Teacher and Therapeutic Art Life Coach to my repertoire.  I am developing how I want to work with people in an expanded way and helping them live a balanced, happy life.  I have always done transformational healing work and have wanted to continue in an expanded way with this work.  I am currently developing classes that I could offer along these lines that will help people overcome obstacles in their consciousness that are blocking their happiness or success in life.


I have been bouncing around what direction I really want to take with my artwork.  I have too many interests and I know it would help to have a more focused agenda.  I am a creative soul and must continue to explore this avenue of self-expression if I am to be happy, but I have never been completely satisfied with just doing art.  I have a need to serve the community as well.  While art can serve a purpose, be it by inspiring, healing, or engaging people, I still want to work with people.

So, here I am.  I have some my jewelry and art on this blog site.  I offer custom art services (not just pet portraits).  I offer readings via Skype. I also offer distance Reiki healing sessions.  You can email me at to set up an appointment.

Love and Light,


Pastel Pet Portrait by Ellen Eschwege

Pet portrait



Landscape progress

Finally starting to look like a painting! I started this Plein Air and have wrestled with it ever since. Some paintings or drawings come more easily than others.


Landscape painting

Loxahatchee landscape

I just looked to see when I started this painting, omg, where did the time go. I went in February to a paint out with the Palm Beach Plein Air group. Maybe I will finish it this month!

The Beach

I love going to the beach. I especially enjoyed painting in the rain at MacArthur Park. I went as part of a group of artists doing a plein air event. Fortunately, I didn’t get drenched, but it did rain a bit on me. I had to cover things up until it stopped. This painting was the result. It is for sale. Please contact me ( if you are interested in purchasing this original acrylic painting. It is 16″ x 20″ $395.00 Title: Before the Rain.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have more of my artwork on my “Artwork” page.

Life is art

Ok. So I got distracted by some things the last couple days. The art of life, lately is managing all of the details and things I need to do to create the existence that I truly desire. In many ways I have achieved success but I still have a ways to go. At least I am walking the path, slowly but surely. It seems I have no choice but to grapple with my own demons and wrestle them to the ground. I am more accustomed to getting things done more efficiently and quickly but the last 3 years have slowed me down. I am gathering speed and hoping that the momentum takes me to where I want to be.

I am working on a new painting of a horse from a paint out I went to with the plein air group that I go out with occasionally. Hope to finish that in the next few days.
The point is to keep going with the faith that I know what is right within my heart of hearts. I will find my way. I know many people who are in a similar boat. We all need to help each other achieve more in life and support one another in creating the reality want. Everything is available but you must remain open to what life brings you. Discernment is key and remaining centered and true to your vision of life is crucial. Otherwise, well, I would rather not think of the alternatives. Life can become a drag when you get sucked into other peoples ideas of what reality should be. Stand firm, walk the path and amazing things will happen.

Love and Light,

New Year, New Day

Starting to get myself together. I went painting this morning with the plein air group at a horse farm. They also do greyhound rescue there, so we got to see the dogs too. Loved it. I love animals and it was good to go out to a different kind of location. I took a lot of pictures and did some sketching. I am planning a few paintings from the outing. I have so many now that I want to do. The outings inspire me to do more. They also stretch me to do new things. All good.

Horse Farm

Horse Farm

New paintings soon to be posted. I have a lot to do now. It was a great morning. I haven’t been on any of the paint outs in months, so it was a very positive experience for me.

In the afternoon I continued my adventures in Lake Worth and walked around the shops there. Stopped for coffee at Starbucks to organize my thoughts about where I am headed with all of this and get as clear as I can about my intentions to improve my life. So, new year, renewal and rejoicing. Life is about choices. I choose happiness.

Oh, by the way, I got rid of my website and I am not going to bother with it anymore. I am using this blog for my art postings and musings about life in this crazy world.