This is a commissioned mural in a new home in Skokie, IL. It descends a staircase and is on the ceiling. The inspiration for the mural came from a collection of ideas and images special to the home owners.
As I painted, a story emerged. It is the story of a lonely unicorn who comes across a magical spring. When he leans down to drink, he finds that there is a whole other world on the other side of the water. A world filled with beings just as magical as he.
I am going to title it “Magic Spring”. It make me think of the “Through the Looking Glass” concept.
I am available for commissioned murals in your home as well. Prices start from $600.
Art Opening and PreSale Party
My second book is almost here and to celebrate, I am having a pre-sale book party during the second friday art walk in my studio. Come for face painting (all ages welcome), art, prints, and to be among the first to see what I’ve been working so hard on. The official release will be on November 22nd in my booth at the DIY Trunk show in Chicago.
Friday, October 10th, 6-10pm
Saturday, October 11th, 11am-7pm
1932 S Halsted 4th Floor, Chicago, IL
There is no talking in it, but I’m pretty proud of my new little creation. If you love what I do, please feel free to share. I am a one girl production and can use all of the help I can get. Thank you and I hope you enjoy these images.
I painted well over 200 faces during the three day festival, not to mention the 60 faces I painted the thursday night before at a design office party. It was a lot of work but it was worth it. I also got a few young art collectors out of the deal as two young girls came to raid my $5 sketch pile. I also sold several copies of Everybody Hoops but me. What a weekend.
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.
For fair season this year, I really wanted to try something different for my booth. When I found this old chair backed shaped shelf with stars on it at the thrift store, I decided to see if there was a way to turn it into a Magical Facepaint Chair. With the help of Craigslist, I found a perfect 30″ stool base (which no one else wanted because the color was so odd). With the help of my sister in law Jennie (a structural engineer of all things) and my nephew Dean Everett, we were able to create a Magical Facepaint chair from scratch (which also swivels).
Stay tuned for facepainting with ms Anna this summer at fairs, special events, and private birthday parties. For more information on hiring ms Anna for your event, please check out http://www.msAnnaArt.com Summer season weekends are almost completely booked and weekdays are filling up fast. Please message for availability right away.
I make designs for boys and girls (all ages welcome). Everything from fairy princesses, butterflies and pandas to pirates, aliens and dragons. I am also pretty good with funny mustaches. For parties and events, I can create custom designs based on your theme and color scheme. At a standard 1.5 hour birthday party, I can paint 18 full faces (as seen on my postcard). All paint is professional grade, coconut based body paint.