alexandrasillos

Whimsical illustrations, prints, greeting cards & more!

Fort Collins, Colorado · 180 Sales

alexandrasillos

Whimsical illustrations, prints, greeting cards & more!

Fort Collins, Colorado 180 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(77)

Announcement   WELCOME to my shop! You'll find everything charming & whimsical you're looking for...and then some! I do accept custom orders, so please feel free to message me for anything special!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2018

WELCOME to my shop! You'll find everything charming & whimsical you're looking for...and then some! I do accept custom orders, so please feel free to message me for anything special!

Alexandra MacVean

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Alexandra MacVean

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(77)
Paula McElrath

Paula McElrath on Feb 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Cute illustrations and easy to read numbers!

emsullivan

emsullivan on Jan 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute card which is even better in person. Thank you!

HawTeach

HawTeach on Feb 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the long ears!! Love the artist!! Thank You!

HawTeach

HawTeach on Feb 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely card! Talented artist!! Thank you, Alex! Barb

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About

Turning Tragedy into Beauty

In 2009, life's circumstances drastically changed and I found myself transitioning life in every aspect, including moving to Colorado. During this time, I spent every spare moment focusing on my art and using it to simply cope with all of my new surroundings. At that time, I had no goals or ideas to work/sell my art but only to have an outlet to heal and move forward in life.

In early 2011, my father was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Within 8 months, he died.

My father's death was quite traumatic for me. I saw him for the last time on my birthday (which was the first time I'd seen him in 3 years!). It was painful, watching him slowly die, while doing all I could to comfort him, whether showing him my little doodles or softly singing in his ear at his bedside.

After my father's passing, my life and art significantly changed. A friend recommended I watch the movie, "Miss Potter", and after doing so, almost as if overnight, my art transformed into something completely different - a whole new world of whimsical delight. I finally found ME in my art.

So, I dedicate my art and ambitions to my father. I know he would be proud to see my life finally blossoming in all I had dreamed of for so long!

Shop members

  • Alexandra MacVean

    Owner, Designer

    Alexandra is an award-winning children's illustrator based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a 3x Barnes & Noble Artist of the Month. She's also a lover of tea and cakes!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 28, 2015
Hello and Welcome to Blue Chair Diary Illustrations!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase of anything that's listed on the site, I will refund it if returned within 8-10 business days of receipt.

Customer must notify me of their intent to return an item, so that I know I will be here to receive it. Refunds will be made if piece is returned in GOOD CONDITION.

Please note: Return shipping is buyers responsibility.
Payment
I love special orders and can usually turn around an original piece designed just for you within 2-3 weeks. Payment is due in full before I start making the piece, but I will send drawings before you agree to anything. Custom orders are not refundable.

All artwork is copyright © Blue Chair Diary Illustrations 2013-2015 and it may not be reproduced or altered without my permission. Buying my artwork does NOT transfer these rights.
Shipping
I typically can ship the items you see in my shop within a week of order date. I will send you an email if I'm backlogged on orders, but if you don't hear from me and have a specific deadline, please let me know.

I use the United States Postal System for all mailings. Please let me know if you prefer another form. Adjustments may be made to the shipping prices with Etsy item listings.

Each item is carefully wrapped to arrive safely on your doorstep. I am happy to ship items to your home or workplace, whatever is best suited to assure someone is there to receive the package.