15 Years Ago…

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Saturday & Sunday, August 28-29, 11am-dusk

Lyndale & Oakley Avenue in Chicago

 Always a Wonderfully eclectic mix of Art Performance, Food & Fun!

Come see me on the South West Corner of Belden, Booth #15

A peek at my sketchbook…

Picture 16 So much to share and so little time to blog. In the mean time, here's a little peek at my sketchbook from earlier this month…drew this in Minneapolis over the course of an afternoon at the Uptown Art Fair. Note the bottom of the page 'I got lost last night'….(no, I do not have a gps and I have the most basic of old fashioned cell phones). I like good old fashioned maps, but did I have one? Of course not ; ) I was trying to find my way back to my friend's house in St. Paul, exhausted from the heat, tired, starving and with a killer headache. I couldn't get ahold of my friend or Rich (back in Chicago), to check on-line. Did what we all had to do in the old days, stopped at a gas station and some lovely residents of St. Paul were happy to point me in the right direction after declaring 'you are WAY far from where you want to be'…always grateful for the kindness of strangers.  

Uptown Art Fair this Weekend!


Dates: August 6-7-8

Hours: FRI: Noon-8pm SAT: 10am-8pm SUN: 10am-6p
Location: Lagoon & Hennepin
Uptown Neighborhood in Minneapolis

Looking forward to a beautiful drive and seeing collectors
and friends in Minneapolis…love this show!

Visit Anne on the Mall (North Side)
Booth #2119

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My Chicago Studio will be also be open on
Saturday & Sunday, August 7-8th for
Stop by if you are in the neighborhood!


Catching up...and enjoying the journey.

Picture 6Wow..July FLEW by! Things have been super busy and I’ve been on the go, August promises even more of the same…so for day to day updates, you are always welcome to visit or join my Facebook ALF Studio Fan Page. ProcessI’ve been trying to live a more balanced life this summer which means not working ALL the time which has been my m.o. for about as long as I can remember. This means getting home from the studio at a reasonable hour on the nights that Rich has free, committing Sundays to our tandem bike excursions on weekends that I don’t have art fairs, visiting and catching up with friends, just doing what is most necessary in the studio, no more ‘super anne’…why has it taken me so long to learn that I’m never going to get to the end of my to do list, and that any goal I reach will only be replace with another? There truly is no destination, so it’s time to focus on the journey. If I ever get brave enough to get a tattoo this would probably be a good theme to work with. I’ve been here before and always get side tracked…no more…time to start living in the present (feel free to remind me!). 

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks…

Top one: Sparta – Elroy Bike Trail…Rich and I took a beautiful ride to Wilton on the 4th of July, the tunnels were even better than I remember (Sparta is the town that I grew up in). BaldMade some fun new little paintings for the Geneva Art Fair. 

This is Gracie…the daughter of a very dear client, at the Geneva Art Festival.

Picture-12Driving back to the city after the show…there was a beautiful full moon…

Picture-13My good friend Laura Nugent stayed a few days after the art fair…it was great fun and we really enjoyed the Reverend Howard Finster Show at the Cultural Center, very inspiring! You should definitely check this out if you are a folk art fan.
Picture-14Laura’s toe nails are the same color as the wall she is standing in front of!
Picture-23I’m happy to report that Alice
seems to be getting back to her silly self…the last 2 months without
Izzy have been hard on her. We’ve had a lot going on while Alice’s
schedule has not been so exciting. Hoping to find her a foster pal in
the fall when all the show hoopla is over.
Picture-5I just re-hung my windows (long overdue!) for this weekend’s Retro on Roscoe…I will actually be in Minneapolis for the Uptown Art Fairbut Amanda and Match will be here if you are out and about and want to stop in!