CHICAGO ART GIRLS spring pop-up!

My, Chicago Art Girl, Gal Pals and I have been working hard the last few months to bring you our best Spring Pop-up, yet! Over 40 Chicago artists will be exhibiting at our upcoming Spring show at Bell Elementary School. It’s the perfect weekend to do some spring shopping and pick up those Mother’s Day gifts…plus we have FREE Parking & Food Trucks, you can shop & lunch:

Date: May 2 & 3 from 10AM to 5PM

Location: 3730 N. Oakley Avenue in Chicago

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A chemist, an art director, a printmaker...

Screen shot 2015-04-25 at 5.53.26 PM…and a painter open a brand new sketchbook: and this is what happens!

My first official Draw Your Heart Out Workshop was great fun! Stay tuned for upcoming dates in May and throughout the summer.

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Last night...

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josebwSaw a lovely performance by Jose Gonzalez at Lincoln Hall last night…made for a colorful sketchbook entry this morning.

Are you ready to Draw Your Heart Out?

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Draw Your Heart Out Workshop
Learn the Art of Keeping a Daily Sketchbook Journal

Draw out your happy, your sad and your demons…whatever is ricocheting in your brain, no matter how simple, small, silly, monumental (you can) draw it out and write it out….clear your mind. Learn to engage in creative play with words and images on a daily basis via your sketchbook journal.

  • Where:         Anne’s Ravenswood Studio: 5014 N. Hermitage, Unit WS
  • When:          Saturday, April 25th, 2-5pm
  • Fee:              $48 includes 3 hour workshop +  sketchbook + pen

Sign Me Up! Choose from a soft or hard cover sketchbook:

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Since 2001, Anne Leuck Feldhaus has used her sketchbook to chronicle her daily life, she has filled more than 30 volumes over the years. This three-hour workshop will help you learn to establish a similar practice.

Additional Details:

  • Limited to 6 Students (all artistic levels are welcomed)
  • BYOB Feel free to bring your own beverage, water will be provided.
  • All materials are provided, including a sketchbook to take home—though you’re encouraged to bring your favorite pens, markers or pencils.

“Journaling, I believe, is a practice that teaches us better than any other the elusive art of solitude — how to be present with our own selves, bear witness to our experience, and fully inhabit our inner lives.”   – Maria Popova

“May I recommend a workshop that will change your studio practice and life itself? Anne is an artist who communicates with drawing and HEART like no one I know.” – Laura Nugentsbooks

 

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Draw Your Heart on April 25th!

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Matilda...pet portrait of the week!

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matilda Love how this portrait of Matilda turned out…I’ve updated my Portfolio with lots of new pups! Interested in ordering? Click for more info and pricing.

ALF Studio Designs & ChattySnaps on WCIU

ALFchattsnapsWCIUMy designs were on featured on WCIU TV this morning during the ChattySnaps interview:

Chatty Snaps: Start the Conversation

Two local moms created something fun to get us to look up from our electronics and talk more.

http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/chatty-snaps-start-the- . . .

You will be able to order directly from the ChattySnaps website in the next week or two.

Bigger, better, sweeter...

valentine special

** PET PORTRAIT VALENTINE SPECIAL**
– FREE SIZE UPGRADE –

18×18 PERSONALIZED PORTRAIT
Laminated Print or Stretched Canvas for $150
savings of $100

18×18 FULL CUSTOM PORTRAIT
Laminated Print or Stretched Canvas for $300
savings of $100

Order by FEBRUARY 11th for Guaranteed Delivery of a Gift Announcement  featuring your Pet’s Personalized or Custom Portrait
**Final Print delivery will be March/April 2015

Sunspots

sunspotsHappy New Year! Technically this still applies since it’s my first post of 2015. Hope you all survived the Holidays. I had a record number of new Pet Face and Story Portrait Orders, which I am still very busy working on. I am also back at Lill Street playing in the wet dirt…made this last night. I’m titling it “Sunspots”. I have some new very pronounced ones on my face (gotta get more serious with that sunscreen). Someone recently mentioned it to me, and since then, it has developed into a bit of a self conscious distraction. I think I nipped it in the bud here. Art is the best kind of therapy!

Come Toast the Season with Me!

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HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIO SALE!
5014 N. Hermitage Unit WS
come to the North Gate Entrance – do NOT enter the courtyard –
 
Friday, December 19th 6-10pm
Saturday, December 20th Noon-6pm
 
Please join me for my final event of the year! Come and toast the season with a libation and some special tasty treats. Dogs are welcome!

SUPER DEALS on PAINTINGS! Message me if you can not attend and are interested in Sale Pricing for Pieces on my website. Also year end prices on prints, cards, ceramic ornaments, tiles, bowls and more.