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« on: August 28, 2014 11:09:42 AM »

I'm pleased to announce our new featured artist in More Art, Less Craft andralynn!!

A member of Craftster for almost 4 years, andralynn has shared many of her whimsical animals and monsters with us.  I enjoy the little back stories she includes with many of her creations, here are some of my favourites:

Storybook painting

A Little Monster

The Housekeepers

I live in Paris, Texas (which has its own Eiffel Tower complete with a big red cowboy hat!) and work from my little home studio as a full-time artist and writer. I have sold art to two major TV shows, have been commissioned to create art by children's hospitals, designed art for some children's textile companies, and just recently finished illustrating a children's book that will be available at the end of the year. Oh, and I love broccoli.

What mediums do you work with and which is your favourite?
I mostly work with acrylics, but I also love to draw using ink and markers.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I have two VERY imaginative little girls who provide endless inspiration with their stories and antics. Every day is an adventure filled with dragon hunting, picnics in magical forests, and tea parties with unicorns and fairies -- it's impossible not to be inspired with those two around!

Have you had any formal art training?

No, not really...but I have been making art for as long as I can remember, starting with scribbling on the walls of my bedroom (Sorry, mom). I only started my career as an artist about three years ago, and it's been a crazy ride ever since!

Do you make time for regular art making?
I paint or draw every day. I am a complete and total art-aholic. Yes, that is a word. I'm sure of it. 

Some of your best tips for aspiring artists?

Just make art. Forget what everyone else says or thinks. Just make art. If other people love what you make, that's great. If they don't, who cares. Just make art. If you love what you do, everything else will follow.

Of everything you've posted on Craftster what is your personal favourite?
I love creating monster paintings, because they're just pure imagination with no rules whatsoever. The Housekeepers are a particular favorite of mine. Not only are they friendly, they are noble and good too. 

What is your favourite project posted by another Craftster member?
That is a really hard question, because they are so many awesome projects to choose from. But if you twisted my arm, I'd choose this one because I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan and I am in awe of anyone who can sew like this:The Tenth Doctor Doll by FabledStitches

Thank you for sharing with us andralynn

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014 11:10:32 AM »

Click the links to see more of andralynn's work!

Hoppy Easter

Mixed Media Whimsy

Hand Drawn Magnets

Whimsical Diptych Paintings

Animals with Umbrellas

The Red Wagon

My, what big eyes you have!

Friendly dragons

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014 11:24:14 AM »

I love EVERYTHING andralynn does! Seeing this artwork just perked up my day!

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014 11:25:55 AM »

You can't help but smile when you see this art!

It is whimsical and imaginative...so nice to read more about the artist!

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014 11:39:01 AM »

Congrats, andralynn. I love your work!

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014 01:07:55 PM »

I love all of her work so much.  So great to learn more about her

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014 01:19:12 PM »

Her art is so sweet and reminds me of childhood. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2014 04:18:27 PM »

Her art tugs my heartstrings! Congrats on the well-deserved feature! Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2014 04:19:47 PM »

These are amazing! Congrats, andralynn!

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2014 11:16:46 AM »

YES!!! I am so happy to see that you are featured, andralynn!  Cheesy

I love your work, always sweet, fun and it makes me so happy!

Congratulations! Well deservered!

Great choice!!  Smiley
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014 04:33:22 PM »

Aw! Thanks everyone! Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2014 06:47:43 AM »

Yes, a well deserved feature and congratulations indeed!  Her artwork always takes me to a happy place. 
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2014 06:35:06 AM »

wow! That's pretty art work.. so cute and fun work

Congratulations! your so creative.. keep it up! Smiley
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018 06:07:25 PM »

Wow, love your work &#128512;
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