A Day in Avondale is this Saturday


The magical hidden garden inside of this secret Gem of a hair salon.

Savvy Coif, 2869 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

I will have original paintings as well as many of the original illustrations from Everybody Hoops but me on Display during the artwalk.   The weather looks like it will be a beautiful day to visit the more than 50 open studios and art events going on.   Here is a link to the 2013 show map.     http://adayinavondale.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/2013-map-back3.jpg      Most of the shows are on Milwaukee Ave between Kimball and Pulaski.   All events go from 11am-7pm

Ms Anna will be out at The Renegade Craft Fair this weekend.

Come out to get faerified and/or utopianized by Ms Anna and her magical roaming art cart this weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair. 11-7 both Saturday and Sunday on Division between Damen and Paulina. Look for the fun purple cart with the bells and sparkles with all the colorful people walking around it.http://www.renegadecraft.com/chicago-summer-makersrenegade

So Happy For Tracyville



I’m so excited for Tracy.   I’ve been following her work for a while and this new line of her is stellar!     Lots of cute, fun, down to earth and recycled dolls.  Her product line officially launches tomorrow and you should be one of the first to check it out.


fragile little scene

fragile little scene

Captured this moment during the Figment art fest at the Garfield Park conservatory last weekend. What a magical moment and I just wanted to share it with you. There was a beautiful sunset, a drum circle, fire dancers, that patch of light green kinda in the middle of the image is Ms Anna’s painting of a landscape, painted during the show. This picture taken just after an amazing performance by Khari Lemuel, in this picture are also amazing Chicago talents Joshua Gunty, Kiara Lanier, and not pictured, but standing by Kiara, Abraham Mellish. It was just a really interesting and beautiful moment, being there with these hard working, talented folks and realizing what a gift it is for anyone who will come, how fragile mom and pop shops, local unsponsered talents, diy crafters and the like are. Here in this moment, surrounded by the conservatory, surrounded by a more often than not violent city, filled with gangs and mafia, corrupt politicians and misguided or unguided youth, surrounded by bustling suburbs, surrounded by industrial cornfields…….. and every once in a while, in the mix, a group of angels like this. What a delicate gift was this moment and I thought I would share it with you all.