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My Matryoshka illustrations are original designs, my artistic interpretation, inspired by various cultures. They share common design elements to both unify the collection and to illustrate that all cultures, all peoples, have much in common.

I've always drawn and always loved children. I worked with preschoolers and elementary age children at a Montessori school for 4 years, then studied graphic design and fell in love with digital illustration. After working as a graphic designer for 10 years I decided to pursue illustrating full time. My husband and I adopted our daughter from China and my first Matryoshka illustrations were portraits I drew of my daughter and her friends. I wanted to support and celebrate their identities and birth heritage and I've always adored Matryoshka. The portraits received such positive responses from friends and family that when I opened this shop I decided to…

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  • Born on August 15
  • Joined January 13, 2007

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My Matryoshka illustrations are original designs, my artistic interpretation, inspired by various cultures. They share common design elements to both unify the collection and to illustrate that all cultures, all peoples, have much in common.

I've always drawn and always loved children. I worked with preschoolers and elementary age children at a Montessori school for 4 years, then studied graphic design and fell in love with digital illustration. After working as a graphic designer for 10 years I decided to pursue illustrating full time. My husband and I adopted our daughter from China and my first Matryoshka illustrations were portraits I drew of my daughter and her friends. I wanted to support and celebrate their identities and birth heritage and I've always adored Matryoshka. The portraits received such positive responses from friends and family that when I opened this shop I decided to sell them. Suggestions started to pour in and soon I expanded my collection of international Matryoshka and the collection continues to grow. There are so many beautiful cultures I just can't stop! People say to me, "Oh yeah, you're the artist that draws those Matryoshka! I've seen them on Etsy." Yep, that's me. :)

I am drawing and adding new Matryoshka illustrations to my collection constantly. If you are looking for a specific nationality or ethnicity that is not currently available in my shop please contact me and I will add it to my list of suggestions. I really appreciate your suggestions and enjoy researching and learning about cultures. If you have any suggestions or questions, or would like for me to increase the quantities in stock, please contact me here:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=AmyPerrotti

I own all rights to the content and artwork in this shop. Please do not reproduce the content or artwork without my written permission.
© 2009-2014 Amy Perrotti

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My fabric designs inspired by my Matryoshka illustrations are available here: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/amyperrotti

My Tweets and Posts:
http://www.amyperrotti.blogspot.com
http://www.twitter.com/amyperrotti
http://facebook.com/AmyPerrotti.illustrations

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My work is also available in brick and mortar stores:
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, store

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Articles and Blog Mentions:
http://lminteriorsllc.blogspot.com/2013/10/one-room-challenge-week-3-art-books-and.html?showComment=1382354319385#c3440342191628420899
http://thecreativemarkblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/matryoshka-illustrations/
http://www.disneybaby.com/blog/prints-charming-20-mother-and-child-nursery-art-prints/#slide12
http://olgareaccessories.blogspot.com/2012/09/ome-chance.html
http://pitoti.co.il/1556/אוצרות-מטריושקה/
http://babushkamama.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/baby-girls-indian-themed-nursery-tour/
http://www.ianyanmag.com/2012/01/03/armenian-retail-therapy/
http://handmadeisbetter.blogspot.com/2011/12/preserving-cultures-of-world-through.html
http://aforeverhouse.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-find.html
http://jesspurrr.typepad.com/purrr/2011/12/fab-fridaybelated.html
http://www.nevesottile.com/2011/11/matryoshka-dal-mondo.html
http://www.incultureparent.com/2011/11/multicultural-matryoshka
http://www.weddingdesignanarchy.com/event-design/russian-dolls-for-your-wedding/
http://designwali.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-desi-homeks-room-is-almost-kinda.html
http://blog.dertigdecember.nl/2011/10/this-is-why-i-love-etsy.html
http://sweetfeetshuffle.blogspot.com/2011/08/nursery-artwork-and-mobile.html
http://sweetfeetshuffle.blogspot.com/2011/07/nursery-inspiration-my-sources.html
http://thebearandbug.blogspot.com/2011/07/matryoshka-loveliness.html
http://amelieobscura.blogspot.com/2011/07/tuesday-blog-feature-amy-perrotti.html
http://elephantislove.blogspot.com/2011/07/spreading-good-cheer-giveaway-july-etsy.html
http://likethevodka.com/2011/07/11/matryoshka-monday-etsy-crush-edition/
http://www.afri-love.com/2011/07/afri-love-on-etsy-portrait-edition.html
http://sarahfewell.blogspot.com/2011/06/trend-watch-matryoshka-madness.html
http://stephiebstyle.blogspot.com/2011/05/babushka-babushka.html
http://sapnamagazine.com/2011/we-love-etsy/
http://bitterblonde.blogspot.com/2011/04/nursery-inspiration-color-board.html
http://1129designorecchinigioielli.blogspot.com/2011/04/united-colors-of-matrioska-amy-perrotti.html
http://www.tcktyboo.com/?p=187
http://thevintagewren.blogspot.com/2011/01/feature-friday.html
http://theartoffamily.blogspot.com/2011/01/milestone-5-avas-matryoshka-birthday.html
http://blogs.mk.ru/users/arte/post146345179/
http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/galaxy24/post145446524/
http://birchandbird.com/handcrafted-gifts-for-kids
http://sandoproductions.blogspot.com/2010/11/treasury-tuesday-elite-eight_09.html
http://www.etincellecreativestudio.com/2010/11/artist-amy-perrotti.html
http://moonbeamwishes.blogspot.com/2010/10/etsy-finds-halloween-part-3.html
http://oneheartsblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-her-words-women-around-world.html
http://missjilliandesigns.blogspot.com/2010/10/roundup-macarons.html
http://hollyrocksjewelry.blogspot.com/2010/10/well-color-me-surprised.html
http://fannywildcat.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/jacks-in-the-box/
http://www.soulpancake.com/question/39249/what-keeps-you-up-at-night.html
http://hyggenook.com/2010/08/matryoshka-prints.html
http://sandfibers.blogspot.com/2010/08/saturday-window-shopping-with-sand_14.html
http://mistymorningprints.com/blog/2010/08/12/misty-hearts-etsy-8-12-10/
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-voyage-within-9887/
http://letsseeetsy.blogspot.com/2010/08/time-machine-1960s.html
http://lifeinforsyth.blogspot.com/2010/06/notice-anything.html
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/2010/06/helping-gulf-coast-and-ring-twenty-two.html
http://artwallblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/shop-for-gulf.html
http://bunnyandthewolf.blogspot.com/2010/06/matryoshka-dolls.html
http://ajthepurple.blogspot.com/2010/06/blue-like-summer.html
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/handmade-kids-a-parents-guide-to-creative-summer-fun-8561/
http://grenouilleabulle.canalblog.com/archives/2010/05/30/18050336.html
http://www.glassofwin.com/?p=2035
http://apartmentcat.livejournal.com/215898.html
http://designwali.blogspot.com/2010/05/desi-art-indian-matryoshka-doll-prints.html
http://www.pirate-bob.com/2010/05/amy-perrotti-tutorial.html
http://www.pirate-bob.com/2010/05/amy-perrotti.html
http://www.pirate-bob.com/2010/05/amy-perrotti-video.html
http://www.pirate-bob.com/2010/05/pirate-bob-hangs-out-with-amy-perrottis.html
http://gopiratebob.blogspot.com/2010/05/amy-perotti-illustrations.html
http://jayjulietew.blogspot.com/2010/04/etsy-finds_1354.html
http://postserver.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-decor-fostering-a-creative-spirit-7971/
http://love-luck-kisses-cake.blogspot.com/2010/04/french-macaroon.html
http://www.rubysupcycledesigns.com/2010/03/favorite-shops-fridayetsy-whats-not-to.html
http://www.bollyinstyle.com/2010/03/its-all-about-family.html
http://plasticpumpkin.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/superstar-sunday-amy-perrotti/
http://jikits.blogspot.com/2010/03/sweet-escape.html
http://fritesandfries.com/post/460571693/link-casserole
http://thedailyowl.blogspot.com/2010/03/owl-jack-in-box.html
http://louisebroomhead.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-am-passenger.html
http://makingitcreative.com/blog/2010/03/01/twitter-monday-5/
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-burn-after-reading-7117/
http://louisebroomhead.blogspot.com/2010/02/treasury-surprise.html
http://keepingupwithstella.blogspot.com/2010/02/waiting-for-wonderland.html
http://moonlightcourt.blogspot.com/2010/02/bon-mot-monday_08.html
http://fergusandme.blogspot.com/2010/01/amy-perrottis-lovely-valentines.html
http://zertuchina.blogspot.com/2010/01/macarons.html
http://www.borkedplanet.com/2010/01/22/etsyrific/
http://www.mammafelice.it/2010/01/18/voglia-di-sole/
http://lookinglasslife.tumblr.com/post/340576937/via-amy-perrotti
http://hellowendysgems.com/2010/01/13/cats-and-rabbits-would-reside-in-fancy-little-houses/
http://mycraftbooth.com/diy-do-it-yourself-fun-links
http://mdashing.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/hello-our-name-is-amy/
http://foundhandmade.com/news/itemize?page=11
http://vi.sualize.us/search/all/amyperrotti
http://www.thehandmadegiftguide.com/2009/11/handmade-gift-spotlight-holiday-gift.html
http://www.handmadenews.org/article/index.php?id=3659
http://mylifein-ablog.blogspot.com/2009/10/who-do-i-love.html
http://rockstarwantabe.blogspot.com/2009/10/etsyhalloween-13-tempting-treats.html
http://moorsdrawings.blogspot.com/2009/09/lovely.html
http://extremelycrafty.blogspot.com/2009/07/sunny-russian-doll-print-raffle-prize.html
http://carpetbaggercreations.blogspot.com/2009/07/amy-perrotti-etsy-shop.html
http://www.mouemagazine.com/blog/2009/06/indie-retailer-of-the-day-amy-perrotti/
http://fortheloveofcute.blogspot.com/2009/06/p-p-p-p-pick-up-penguin.html
http://www.thisnext.com/item/D9E8EFC7/21EDA10E/Handmade-for-Children-on-Etsy
http://joyrefurbished.blogspot.com/2009/04/hey-babe.html
http://moorsdrawings.blogspot.com/2009/04/in-my-wishlist.html
http://fuzzysweaterblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/artist-of-week-amy-perrotti.html

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