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IIllustrations from the Heart. Whimsical art & prints.

Fort Collins, Colorado · 167 Sales


IIllustrations from the Heart. Whimsical art & prints.

Fort Collins, Colorado 167 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
Alexandra MacVean

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Alexandra MacVean


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5 out of 5 stars

whitebear1545 on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Sherri Morden

Sherri Morden on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

so cute, love her work.

Sherri Morden

Sherri Morden on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

very pretty love it, getting a nice frame for it soon.


dlnl on Nov 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this original watercolor for a my BFF's birthday! She loves loves loves! (me too!)


dlnl on Nov 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Loved the way the author wrote her words! Loved the illustrations!

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Loving my brand new printed greeting cards of my polar bear series. Grab yours today for only $3.25 each! PERFECT for the holidays! grinning

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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 a licensed freelance illustrator based in Fort Collins, Colorado who illustrates children’s books. She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a 3x Barnes & Noble Artist of the Month.

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

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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.
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.

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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.
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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.