What’s Blooming on Harrison this weekend in Oak Park

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This Saturday from 10am to 8pm in Oak Park on Harrison, just west of Austin, I will be out with my facepainting cart and copies of my book.  I am in space #35 on the south side of Harrison.   I have been pretty busy this week with the artwalk and face painting at One Strange Bird on Division.  Below are a few of the photos. I really with I had more of the kids… I painted nearly 100 faces at One Strange Bird on Saturday (not to mention my new sun tan.)    I am really looking forward to seeing everyone who comes out in Oak Park.

The Little Book of Laughing

This Poem was Written the First Time I was Left to Babysit for my 3 Month old Nephew Dean.

(He was a big Help in it’s Creation)

It is intended to be a board book for babies 0-3.

The Little Book of Laughing

by Ms Anna

If you start laughing, I’ll start laughing too,

And I’ll bet…

The little CAT will start laughing too,

“Mew Mew, Mew Mew”

If I start laughing, the little cat laughs too,

And I’ll bet…

The GOLDFISH will start laughing too,

“Gloob Gloob, Gloob Gloob.”

If the little cat starts laughing, the goldfish laughs too,

And I’ll bet…

The HUMMINGBIRD will start laughing too,

“Zoom Zoom, Zoom Zoom.”

If the goldfish starts laughing, the hummingbird laughs too,

And I’ll bet…

The BIG TREE will start laughing too,

“Swoosh Swoosh, Swoosh Swoosh.”

If the hummingbird starts laughing, the big tree laughs too,

And I’ll bet…

The LITTLE BOYS will start laughing too,

“Hoot Hoot, Hoot Hoot.”

If the big tree starts laughing, the little boys laugh too,

And I’ll bet…

The FLOWERS will start laughing too,

“Bloom Bloom, Bloom Bloom.”

If the little boys start laughing, the flowers laugh too,

And I’ll bet…

The LITTLE GIRLS will start laughing too,

“Coo Coo, Coo Coo.”

Now we ALL are laughing and the moon is laughing too,

And when we think of who to thank, we all will turn to YOU,

“Thank You, Thank You.”

(This poem is dedicated to Jimella Lucas Todaro.)

Inside of Jimella's magical and warm home there were many tributes to nature, Herons, and other wildlife from the Bay.

Inside of Jimella’s magical and warm home there were many tributes to nature, Herons, and other wildlife from the Bay.

Everybody Hoops but me… is available for purchase online

My very first story, both written and illustrated, is available for purchase online.  I have a special listing on my square up website (Same company as the square card reader and twitter) here: www.msAnnaArt.com

Everybody Hoops but me... A Mother Heron story written and illustrated by Ms Anna

Everybody Hoops but me…
A Mother Heron story written and illustrated by Ms Anna

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More pictures from the artwalk

Painting with Gerard Rodriguez's little grand daughter Cassidy

Painting with Gerard Rodriguez’s little grand daughter Cassidy

Getting to share my story with folks during the artwalk

Getting to share my story with folks during the artwalk

Face/Arm Painting!

Face/Arm Painting!

Some Pictures from the Artwalk

Coming in the door of my studio

Coming in the door of my studio

Copies of my first story, Everybody Hoops but me on display as well as some of the original illustrations
Copies of my first story, Everybody Hoops but me on display as well as some of the original illustrations

I can't leave everything out, but some of my decorations and inspirations stay out for the artwalk.
I can’t leave everything out, but some of my decorations and inspirations stay out for the artwalk.

Some of the guests were willing to let me face paint them!
Some of the guests were willing to let me face paint them!

Another guest being painted, so fun

Another guest being painted, so fun

And finally another guest being painted.  Wouldn't it make for a much more interactive gallery experience....to walk around all painted up?   I'd love to do a series of people, all different ages, shapes, and sizes....all Flower Color Sparkle Incensed...... Wouldn't that be fun?

And finally another guest being painted. Wouldn’t it make for a much more interactive gallery experience….to walk around all painted up? I’d love to do a series of people, all different ages, shapes, and sizes….all Flower Color Sparkle Incensed…… Wouldn’t that be fun?

Mother Heron and the Everybody Hoops but me wall.

Mother Heron and the Everybody Hoops but me wall.

A few of the recent paintings I've been posting
A few of the recent paintings I’ve been posting

A Day in Avondale is this Saturday

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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

Everybody Hoops but me…Is now up on kickstarter

http://kck.st/155Z4Q6

And we are live!

The Kickstarter has begun.  Please check it out at the link above and if you believe in this work, please help get the word out.   Please Copy this above link and Social Share on all of your sites.  Let’s get this baby going.