I'm an artist, writer, editor, proofreader and Cajun Bahá'í in Lafayette, Louisiana. I divide my time between writing, editing and proofreading pieces for clients; writing young-adult-fantasy fiction in my spare time; creating beaded jewelry; snapping photographs around Louisiana, Texas and other locales; and creating more art. I will accept bribes in the form of mint-chocolate ice cream and gemstone beads.

Here at my web site, you can learn about the services I provide, which span from writing and editing to custom beadwork and digital photo editing.

I've been reviewing and critiquing fiction and non-fiction pieces of writing since 2011, and since 2014, I have provided services in copy writing, proofreading and copy editing.

Since 2009, I have created beaded jewelry and other beadwork, such as beaded paperweights and beaded boxes. I make my beaded art to last, and I weave together beads made of a variety of materials (from gemstones to glass to wood to metal) to create intricate, one-of-a-kind, abstract designs or images. And since 2010, I've also sold prints of my drawings, paintings and digital art and photography. I enjoy capturing downtown areas, old churches and cathedrals, waterscapes and landscapes, mountain vistas, public events, and other things. Perspective can change so quickly with just a slight shift in direction; I like to take photographs at odd angles because these shots cause me or others to look at familiar places in new ways.

Some of my art is available for sale online and can be shipped anywhere in the United States or internationally. The rest of my work has been on display at venues in Louisiana and Texas including art galleries, arts and crafts fairs, farmers markets, and music festivals. Currently, you can find some of my jewelry and beaded art at the A & E Gallery in New Iberia, Louisiana.

If you have any questions, queries or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting my corner of the internet.

— Danielle Ducrest

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