Monday, November 28, 2016

Matryoshka Artist Trading Cards



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Hello! I'm very excited to show you my new Matryoshka Artist Trading Cards! ATCs are fun to collect and trade with friends or just display. 
If you're not familiar with my work, I've drawn around 100 of the beautiful and fascinating cultures from around the world in matryoshka shape. With so many to choose from, you might be wondering how I chose just three in this new format. Well, it was easy! These are the first three that I originally created so they hold a special place in my heart. My intention is for these to be a fun and educational way to learn about and celebrate the many diverse cultures of our world. If there is enough interest in them I will continue to add new ATC's in the future. I'm looking forward to getting some plastic trading card pocket sheets and starting a collection for my own daughter in a 3-ring binder. 
Every Artist Trading Card is handmade in my studio by me. I use an inkjet printer for artwork that produces pieces intended to last for generations. They are printed on one side of high-quality, heavyweight matte photo paper. The card then folded in half to make it the size of a trading card (2.5"x3.5"). As with all of the items from my Etsy shop, ATCs are produced with care and closely examined to ensure that each is a perfect composition. 
Each full-color card has matryoshka artwork on both sides. One side shows the full Matryoshka drawing. The reverse features a close-up of the face and indentifies culture, country and continent the Matryoshka represents. To ensure its pristine condition, it is placed in a rigid, clear, top loading card holder. 
Matryoshka Artist Trading Cards are currently available exclusively in my Etsy shop and can be viewed under the new section called "Artist Trading Cards". 
Peace,
Amy

Monday, July 4, 2016

Łowicz Polish Bride Matryoshka

Łowicz Polish Bride Matryoshka

Hello! I have just completed my Polish Bride from Łowicz, Matryoshka. She is the second Polish Matryoshka I have drawn. The first one I drew back in 2010.

Polish Matryoshka drawn in 2010

Prints, coloring sheet files and merchandise for both are now available in my Etsy and zazzle shops.

If you have a culture you would like me to draw, or have made a suggestion and are waiting for me to compete it, please send me any photos or links to examples you have of the cultural dress you are interested in. I would love to see it and it may help me get to your suggestion quicker.

Thank you for your continued interest and support! :)

Peace,
Amy

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mexican China Poblana Matryoshka

Mexican China Poblana Matryoshka

Hello! Introducing my latest Matryoshka a China Poblana from Mexico. There are so many beautiful cultures in Mexico and so far I've drawn four of them!  Prints of various sizes and a coloring sheet PDF downloadable file are now available in my Etsy shop. Postcards, notecards, postage stamps and tote bags are available in my zazzle shop.

Mexican Matryoshkas
Above are my earlier Mexican cultures; a Yucatan, a dancer (Jalisco Folklorico), and a Tehuana.

I have updated my Suggestions List on the right hand column of my blog. If you have made a suggestion and are waiting for me to get to it please check the list and make sure I have included it. If you don't see it please let me know. Also, if you have photos or links to examples showing the type of dress you would like me to depict in your culture suggestion, they are always helpful and appreciated!

Peace,
Amy

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Salvadoran Matryoshka

Salvadoran Matryoshka
Hello! We have been enjoying a beautiful spring here in Winston-Salem, NC. With the fear of frost over it's time to plant flowers in our yards and gardens. I hope you are having a beautiful season where you are too.

Today I would like to introduce you to my latest drawing, a Salvadoran Matryoshka! Prints of various sizes and a downloadable coloring sheet are now available in my Etsy shop. Postage stamps, postcards, note cards and tote bags are available in my zazzle shop.

I have also added a new design to my spoonflower shop. I was inspired last Christmas by our white Christmas tree and vintage ornaments, and designed this new pattern entitled White Christmas tree. It is now available on all different types of fabric, wall paper and gift wrap in my spoonflower shop.

White Christmas Tree

This time of year is very inspiring with all its beauty. I'm hoping to have more drawings for you soon. :)

Peace,

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New– Latvian Matryoshka

Latvian Matryoshka
Hello, and Happy 2016 to you! Today I'd like to introduce you to my new Latvian Matryoshka. I've created her after receiving some suggestions on a redesign of the Latvian Matryoshka I first drew in 2010. I hope you like her! Prints in a variety of sizes and a downloadable coloring sheet are now available in my Etsy shop. Also, postage stamps, postcards, note cards and tote bags are available in my zazzle shop.

Peace,
Amy
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Aboriginal Australian Matryoshka

Aboriginal Australian Matryoshka

Hello friends! This is my latest work an Aboriginal Australian Matryoshka! She was such fun to draw I hope you like the finished product! Prints in a variety of sizes and a downloadable coloring sheet are now available in my Etsy shop and postage stamps, postcards, note cards and tote bags are available in my zazzle shop.

I've also been busy coming up with fall designs for my spoonflower shop. Two of the collections are Owl and Oak Night and Owl and Oak Day.

Owl and Oak Night
Owl and Oak Day

This summer I saw the new film version of Far from the Madding Crowd and then read the book by Thomas Hardy. They inspired me to draw this design, Shepherd, also available in my spoonflower shop.

Shepherd

If you have a suggestion of a culture you would like me to draw in a matryoshka shape or a type of design you would like me to offer in my spoonflower shop please leave a comment on my blog or on one of my social media accounts.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Holiday Shapes

Holiday Circles and Holiday Squares (wrapping paper shown here)
Hello! A new design collection is now available in my Spoonflower shop, Holiday Shapes. There are Holiday Squares and Holiday Circles featuring smiling gingerbread men, snowmen, peppermint candies, vintage glass ball ornaments and penguins, in blue, green, orange, brown, and white. Also, a Holiday Squares with black penguins. All these designs are now available in a variety of beautiful fabrics, wall papers and wrapping papers.

Peace,
Amy

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Istrian, Croatian Matryoshka

Istrian, Croatian Matryoshka
Hello! This week I bring you my Istrian, Croatian Matryoshka. Her prints and a coloring sheet printable file are now available in my Etsy shop. Also, postcards, cards, postage stamps, and tote bags are now available in my Zazzle shop. While doing research for this culture I found images around the web and pinned them to a board here.

Next on my drawing suggestions list is Danish. I am beginning research for her now. Talk to you soon! :)

Peace,
Amy

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bulgarian Matryoshka

Bulgarian Matryoshka
Hello! Introducing my Bulgarian Matryoshka! Prints of her are now available in my Etsy shop and a downloadable coloring sheet. Merchandise such as postcards, cards, postage stamps and tote bags are now available in my Zazzle shop. Also, I've pinned a board that includes all these along with images depicting the Bulgarian traditional dress I found while doing my research. I hope you enjoy!

Peace,
Amy

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Serbian Matryoshka and About My Shops

Serbian Matryoshka
Hello Friend! I'm excited to introduce my Serbian Matryoshka! Prints in various sizes and a down loadable coloring sheet are now available in my Etsy shop. Also, this drawing and all my matryoshka drawings are now available on merchandise in my Zazzle shop.  While doing research, I found a number of beautiful examples of Serbian traditional dress and pinned them to a board here.

Did you know I have three different shopping venues and experiences available for my work?

My Etsy Shop
For a personal shopping experience visit my AmyPerrotti.etsy.com. Here you can order a variety of different sized prints directly from me. I fulfill each print order by printing the drawings myself and hand signing each print. Also, I include a free ACEO print with a hand written thank you note on the back. Here are some of my Etsy items:
Tunisian Girl Matryoshka art print

Cuban Violet Matryoshka coloring sheet PDF

Also at AmyPerrotti.etsy.com I offer down loadable files such as; coloring sheets, party kits, invitations and thank you notes, favor boxes and toys too! For Example:

Matryoshka Party Kit Printable PDFs

My Zazzle Shop
My zazzle.com/amyperrotti shop offers merchandise featuring all my Matryoshka drawings as; postcards, cards, postage stamps, and tote bags. Zazzle.com is responsible for fulfilling all of these orders. Here are some examples:

Ukrainian Girl Matryoshka Stamps
Ukrainian Girl Matryoshka Stamps by AmyPerrotti
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Korean Girl Matryoshka Bag
Korean Girl Matryoshka Bag by AmyPerrotti
Design unique personalized bags online at zazzle.com

My Spoonflower Shop
In addition to my Matryoshka drawings, occasionally I do other types of designs and drawings. At spoonflower.com/profiles/amyperrotti you can find a variety of my designs on fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap. Spoonflower.com fulfills all the orders. Here are some examples of the designs:

Alice Props, Pink on Light Blue
From my Alice in Wonderland Props Collection

Perfume Atomizer Green
From my Perfume Collection


Rosette Bouquet Blue, Yellow, Orange
From my Rosette Bouquet Collection

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Peace,
Amy

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood is back!

Little Red Riding Hood Series by Amy Perrotti
Hello! As I hinted in my last post I've brought back my Little Red Riding Hood Series which features the 5 original drawings plus one new one, "Happy Birthday!". My Little Red Riding Hood loves visiting her Grandmother throughout the year. Not the woods, wolves, or weather will keep her away! She enjoys dressing up for all occasions, and sharing treats with her forest friends. There are wolves, bunnies and gingerbread men too! Please hop on over to my shop and have a look! :)

Valentine's Day Little Red Riding Hood
Easter/Spring Little Red Riding Hood
Happy Birthday Little Red Riding Hood
Summer Little Red Riding Hood
Halloween/Autumn Little Red Riding Hood
Winter/Holiday Little Red Riding Hood

Also, I'm researching and sketching for my next drawing a Serbian Matryoshka. I'll let you know once she is completed.

Peace,
Amy
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cuban Matryoshkas

Cuban Matryoshkas
Hello! To accommodate the richness of Cuban culture I have created two Matryoshka; Sienna and VioletHere are some images I found on the web while researching Cuban culture.

The basket they are carrying is a blast from a past series of drawings that I will be bringing back soon in addition to a new one for that series. Any guesses as to what series that might be?

Peace,
Amy
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Marshallese Matryoshka

Marshallese Matryoshka
Hello! Now listed in my shop are prints and a downloadable coloring sheet for my newest drawing; a Marshallese Matryoshka. I hope you like her! :)

She is inspired by the Marshall Islands, a rich culture in need of respect and preserving. The Marshall Islands are one of the places at risk of vanishing due to climate change, rising temperatures and waters. While doing my research for this culture along with images of this culture, I also found many articles and speeches on the topic of climate change and how it is directly effecting the Marshall Islands. I have pinned a board of images of the people and their islands and videos about how they are on the front lines of climate change. Let us hope the changes to come will be in the hearts and minds of our world leaders of governments and industries to address these problems and save and preserve our Earth and her inhabitants.

Peace,
Amy
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lebanese Matryoshka

Lebanese Matryoshka
Hello, I have completed a Lebanese Matryoshka! It was a bit of a challenge incorporating the Tantour headdress into the Matryoshka shape but it gave me the opportunity to include my cloud motif in the background. The sky surrounding her fit in with the nature, growing out of the earth- mountain and even tent feeling I was getting while drawing her. I received an anonymous request to draw her asking that the Lebanese flag's red and white striped colors with a green cedar tree be incorporated. So the colors are in her outfit and her jacket is green and also an abstract shape of the cedar tree. I have pinned a board of images I found on the web while doing research for her here. Also, I have listed my Lebanese Matryoshka prints and coloring sheet PDF in my shop. I hope you like her! :)

Peace,
Amy
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