◦ ABOUT


CIAO! I'm Chelsea! I'm a messy artist, the founder of Sketchy Notions, an Etsy shop owner and a freelance art teacher with an addiction to travel.
I'm a Southern California native that studied art at the University of Texas at Austin. My emphasis was in printmaking and bookmaking. While at school I started writing and illustrating my own children's books. I was also lucky enough to study abroad in Tuscany one summer, which led to many more adventures...


On the day of my graduation from UT, I hopped back on a plane and headed back to my Tuscan home, Castiglion Fiorentino. I spent about 2 years there learning Italian, washing dishes, wrangling hordes of college students, being a nanny for a sweet Italian family and even studying tattooing.


Now I'm back in Southern California teaching for Arts Outreach and Gypsy Studios, plotting my next adventure, filling my Etsy shop with handmade treasures, and keeping Sketchy Notions running! And always pinching pennies to get back to Italy as much as I can! 

This blog is where I share my travels, sketchbooks, new shop additions and behind the scenes peeks at my art lessons and custom creations. 


Have a question? Send me an email! chelsea(at)sketchynotions(dot)com

6 comments:

  1. Hey Chelsea, i LOVE your website and your books.
    They inspire me alot! And you inspire me alot.

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    1. Thanks anon! Wish I knew who you were so I could thank you properly for such sweet things :)

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  2. a kindred heart ... i adore you already :) xo

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  3. Hi Chelsea, I just found your website through B.You (byourownblog.blogspot.com). I am your newest follower. You are so very talented, and I love your artwork and children's books. I see you are from Cali and you went to UT. I am from TX and now live in So. Cal. ;) Glad I found your awesome blog! You're so very talented!

    Natalee
    eat_nap_play@yahoo.com

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    1. You're so sweet Natalee! Nice to see another Texas/Cali lover around the blogosphere! I'm so happy you've decided to follow along :)

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  4. Hi Chelsea! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Your artwork is beautiful. :) I'm now following your blog and your Instagram!

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