Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday, May 18, 2012

Do Division... comin at ya!

Visit me at

Do Division Street Fest

Friday, June 1st from 5-10pm
Saturday & Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd from 12-10pm
Street Fest: on Division between Damen and Leavitt
Sidewalk Sale: on Division between Ashland and Leavitt

For more information: 
Please visit

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Visit Mad Love @


Saturday, June 9th, 2012
FitzGerald’s 6615 Roosevelt Road,
Berwyn, IL 60402.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

AD LOVE Changes name to Mad Love...

Hey Everyone, So I am a Screen Printer and Designer, and after 5 years I decided to change my shop/brand name to Mad Love (AD Love was my initials). I am hoping this change will be great! But also I could use help spreading the word! (Heres my emailer link)

presents its switch over to....

Mad Love
After a long hard decision, I have decided to switch shop names to Mad Love! I hope you continue your support!
and please LIKE Mad Loves Facebook Page
to get the most recent updates and discount codes etc!

I am applying for summer festivals now, so keep in touch for updates!

thank you for your Mad Love and support!
formerly AD LOVE

Friday, March 23, 2012

Indie Fashion and Beauty: Win this AMAZING GIVEAWAY package from PLAID!

Indie Fashion and Beauty: Win this AMAZING GIVEAWAY package from PLAID!: Plaid Crafts sent me this amazing package to host a giveaway prize for our readers! Yes, So generous, and fabulous. Check out these amazing ...

Read more on My other blog!
Indie Fashion and Beauty

Thursday, March 1, 2012


So this is Me! Mad Love - Freelance illustrator and designer, and screen printer Angel D'Amico-Bauer. These are my tattoo designs, and i loved them so much i made them into a screen print! I really do love what i do what i love! Not only in arts, and my career, but also in life in general, I try to stay pretty positive, and see the good and most wonderful parts of people and life. Why not?
xoxo ~Angel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Celebrate AD LOVE's 2000 SALES!

One Day Sale This Saturday! Use Coupon Code 1DAY40


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Visit AD LOVE at Renegade Craft Fair!

Come Visit AD LOVE and Heart Felt AT

The 9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago!
11am - 7pm

Our Tent #261 is on the south side of Division right by Winchester St.

Visit our Facebook Pages for Updates and coupons etc.!

View More Items that will be at Renegade HERE

RSPV on Facebook's event invite!

The Renegade Craft Fair comes home to Chicago on September 10+11, 2011, from 11am – 7pm for our 9th Annual Chicago Fair!! Check out Chicago's biggest and best indie craft event, featuring over 300 artists! The Renegade Craft Fair is always free-to-attend! Attendees can get involved with our hands-on crafting activities, check out our bar for some cold libations, and purchase food from terrific Chicago eateries!

Check out the amazing vendors who will be selling at the Fair this year:

Learn more about the history of The Renegade Craft Fair here:

Need directions to the event? Have other questions about ATMs, parking, or pets? Get your answers here:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Visit AD LOVE @ Wicker Park Fest

Visit AD LOVE & Heart Felt at

Wicker Park Fest
July 23 and 24, 2011
12 to 10 p.m.
Milwaukee Ave. from North Ave. to Wood St.

Visit my Facebook Event page for more info!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Visit AD LOVE @ West Fest July 9 + 10

July 9th and 10th, 2011
Chicago Avenue between Damen and Wood

View My Facebook Event page to see more info!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Visit AD LOVE at Do Division!

Hey Everyone! Come Visit Me - AD LOVE and my Friend Aviva - Heart Felt 

at Do DIVISION Street Fest This weekend!

June 4th & 5th, 2011
Location: Division Street between Damen and Leavitt
Chicago IL 60622

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Fabulousness of THE FOUNDRIE

I am excited to be a part of The Foundrie's new Year around Store in Chesterfield, Missouri! What a fabulous Store! Shelah McClymont, The Owner of The Foundrie has done an amazing job setting up shop. The Foundrie started as a Holiday Shop in 2009, and with great success as of In April 2011, The Foundrie opened as a year round boutique at Chesterfield Mall. At The Foundrie you can find scarves, jewelry, hats, clothing, body butters, headbands, and bags as well as vintage clothing and home d├ęcor. Check out my AD LOVE items in picture 2 and 3!

Here is the list of Summer VENDORS 2011
Ad Love
Bird Trouble
Buffalo Blue Designs
Cheshire Kat
Conduit Press
Dammnation Reclamation
Doxy Dame
Eak Design
Faune Yerby
Hattie Rex
Hello Amelia
Just Liv
Megan Lee Designs
Pearl's Vintage
Raw Element
Red Anvil
Riley Construction
Sara Patino Jewelry
Scarlett Garnet
Sparrow Studios
Strung Out and Wired

You can find more about each designer on the Foundries website click on the right side

and "LIKE" the Foundrie on Facebook!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cards for Max!

On Facebook This morning, I recieved an event invite to make a card for “Mighty” Max Low of Neola, Ia., Who began battling leukemia shortly after he started kindergarten in 2004.

Today he’s a 12-year-old sixth grader, still battling away at Children’s Hospital; Medical Center in Omaha. And he’s probably receiving more get well cards on a daily basis than anybody else on the planet. Heres the whole story.

When a friend suggested "Wouldn't it be cool to get a million cards in the mail" Max agreed and word of mouth spread and spread...

I wanted to do something cooler than just a regular card, and went back to my old favorites on etsy to find a pop up card shop i had favorited months ago - Easy Cut Pop Up. Heres my card for Max! sending today with some of my True Star Magazines, I used my own textured papers, and added a couple little extras. (bird, bunny, and words)

Heres the shops website also EASY CUT POP UP
Easy Cut Pop-ups are printable pop-up card patterns. Just download, print, cut, fold and assemble. Then watch them take form before your eyes. It’s more than just a greeting card, it’s handmade art you share with someone special. It’s fun, it’s easy and best of all, you can make them again and again and again!

All cards are headed for this address:

Mighty Max Low
P.O. Box 111
Neola, IA 51559

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Story of Japan

When I was 15 years old in 1999, I went to my piano lesson at 11am on Saturday mornings, I had been playing piano since I was 4 1/2 years old. That particular morning at my lesson, my teacher Mrs. Joichi asked me if I would like to attend the 13th world Suzuki Convention with herself, her daughter Janet (who was also a teacher) and a few other girls from lessons around my age, Sarah, Nancy, and Jessica, and by the way, it was in Japan!

My mom was with me at lessons, and she immediately said, Yes we will find a way for Angel to go with. My Mom has always supported and pushed me in the right direction, got me to go places, and do things I would have never tried on my own.

Piano with all my stuff on it

When we got home, we immediately started thinking about it, since I was 15, I had to get a work-permit, and I got a job at Joann Fabrics, it was walking distance from my high school and my parents could pick me up at night.  I asked my grandparents both sides for support, of any kind, and they both, put money in for me, as well as my parents.

That next year I was 16, and in March, I had to take off a week and a half of school to attend the 13th World Suzuki Convention.  It was a super long plain ride, we were on a huge jumbo plane, and on the way there, we saw a comet out our window at night! It was spectacular! It’s hard to remember little details now 12 or 13 years later but some things you just don’t forget.

Jessica, Me(Angel), Sarah, Nancy, Janet

We arrived for the opening ceremony with beautiful Japanese culture, singing and dancing with 3,000 + Suzuki all aged students playing all different instruments to a suzuki song.

Since we were from America, My teacher asked me if I would represent the country and carry a flag out at the ceremony. I can’t exactly remember, but I brought the flag out! I found a picture. i'm in the middle wearing a jumper there's a sign that says "u.s.a."

Me in the middle!

The Actual convention wasn’t very long, I went to a master class with a Japanese Teacher, where I had a translator, and we always took our shoes off, anytime we entered the schools, temples, buildings. I also remember, there were 2 other children, a boy from Japan, who was playing the same song as I was but he was I think 8 years old, and I was 16.  (one of the reasons  I kept piano as a LOVE of mine and did not make piano my career, it was very competitive!)

We each performed a concert in a smaller hall as part of the convention. I played Haydn Sonata No. 48  (the link is not me playing, just a reference of the song :). And spent the rest of the time touring and going to many different places. Since my teacher was fluent in Japanese and English, this was perfect, many places to eat were NOT in English, and we had to look at cases of food and point to the items we wanted to eat. But luckily Mrs. Joichi could translate for us.

Bowing after Recital

I tried so many amazing things there, Unagi – eel, udon and soba noodles, soup with actual little fish in it, that you eat the whole things and Japanese Curry Rice, I remember Loving this pear fruit drink I could get out of any vending machine when walking around. Mrs. Joichi also took us to a tiny market in an alley to buy fresh fruit. Sarah and I were roommates and we got large strawberries to bring back to our room. We went to so many places, and I only had disposable cameras at the time. I also wish I would have written everything down. I was reading the old itinerary that I had saved. We went to Tokyo, Matsumoto, Kyoto, and Nagano.

I remember when we crossed city streets in Tokyo or Kyoto, Japanese music would play at the cross walks, when we could walk. It was so Neat! I FOUND it online! I remember going to little Japanese bakeries and trying delicious pastries and Japanese candy.

We went to a wasabi farm, and I’ll never forget we walked up to the farm, and a women had a taste tester portion of wasabi in a little cup, and just kind of gave it to us to try. (not knowing what it was at the time) yow! I wish I could really remember my reaction, and the rest of the girls, I bet it was quite funny. We walked through wasabi fields and also by a koi pond, where I could actually pet the koi fish in the water! As I am writing I am  googling, I think I found the exact place called Daio Wasabi Farm in Nagano.
Wasabi farm
Koi at Wasabi Farm

I remember taking a crowded train somewhere and everyone who had a cold wore a medical mask, and we were standing in each others armpits. I also remember visiting SO many amazing temples and places. Deer Park with real deer just walking around us. We went to a huge oldest department store in Japan. We went to a temple where the first Buddha image arrived in Japan in 552 A.D. I remember beautiful places with many gold Buddha statues.

We walked around in to a nature area I will never forget my teacher Mrs. Joichi, taking a little bamboo looking cup getting water from a little waterfall and washing her hands with it. She also taught us when we entered a temple or Shrine, we prayed then, through a coin into  a box and clapped twice and bowed.  Shrine Manners

It was cold, which we weren’t prepared for, since it was spring, and we had light jackets an things, but it was also The ONLY TWO Weeks we were there the Cherry Blossoms Bloomed! It was absolutely incredible and amazing that we got to see this magnificent event since they only bloom for about 2 weeks per year. When Cherry Blossoms Bloom

Cherry Blossoms
This experience influenced my life completely, still this day I am enamored by Japanese culture, and even decorations in  my apartment, and art work are influenced by it.

Tattoo Design for a Fashion Designer/Friend

When I came home from the trip, that summer I dedicated my summer 3 months to painting a mural in my bedroom at my parents house.

My Bedroom at my parents

I could have never done any of this without the support of my family, who took me to piano lessons, encouraged me, and sent me to piano camp for years, My AMAZING teacher Yasuko Joichi, who is an amazingly accomplished piano teacher, who involved me in group lessons, guilds, and competitions, and taught me piano at my own pace, understanding that piano was a love of mine, and even if I didn’t go far in the Suzuki books, my technique and musicality are something that I am still proud of today.

I wish I could truly remember every little detail, but my trip to Japan is something that I will NEVER forget in my life.

My Beautiful Mom, and me on my wedding day

View ALL my pictures From Japan Here
Mrs. Joichi

How We can Help

Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude-9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation's east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured.
Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.
Contribute to my Donation for Global Giving by buying a 5 x7 Koi Print
one of my original Watercolors Here

Red Cross
Global Giving
Helping by Buying Handmade through etsy
More Etsy Japan Relief Items

A Few more websites that show how to help and where!
ABC website
Yahoo website