Hello.  I am Andrea Zuill.  I ‘m an artist, illustrator, crafter and quite a few other things. I know that some where in my life I am also a wife, mother, dog mom and mercenary. But hey, I don’t want to show of.

You can email me directly at: andreazuill@ymail.com




21 Responses to “About”

  1. Laura Eyring says:

    Hi! I really love your work! I’ve been working in oils for about 20 years, (with a 10 year break to get a chemistry degree and have 2 kids) but now I’m getting back to painting and I’m working on a series of birds. After spending most of my art career trying to paint like a 19th century realist, I’ve decided to ditch that and really focus on emphasizing color and creativity. When I saw your work I was so excited! Your color is beautiful and the paintings of the girls in costume are brilliant (you must have a daughter?). Your work is a free spirit in progress. I look forward to checking yur site often for your latest project. Very inspirational!
    Have a great weekend,
    Laura from Philadelphia
    Pa Academy of Fine Arts Grad, Mother of 2 little wild things, and full time chemist

  2. I enjoy to read your blogs. Your drawing are beautiful..birds I thought fantastic. My hobbies are patchwork and embroidery. tricia

  3. forgot tell you that I am from Australia! tricia

  4. Kim P. says:

    Love your work, which is amazingly varied! I just wanted to let you know I’ve used two of your free embroidery patterns–Pumkin Girl and Bat Boy–in some quilt blocks for a Halloween project I’m working on. If you’d like to see them, they’re in a Flickr album here:

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Hi. I just found you and your art a couple days ago. Wow! you are very talented and I love the twisted fairy tale look of your creations. :) I have just finished my version of your Queen of Hearts. I hope you like it. If you don’t want me to keep it up on my flickr I’ll understand. I should have asked for permission first I know but well…I got excited and drew it up and stitched it out.

    I was very careful to give you the credit for the original art and a link to your blog too. Please let me know what you think.

    cheers! Stephanie

  6. Michelle says:

    Hi there. I think your stuff is great and just wanted to share a picture of some embroidery I did of a picture of yours. I fell in love with the picture and can’t afford to buy it right now so I hope you don’t mind but I kinda copied it. I did change her hand a little because the one I drew looked like a fork.
    Here’s the link
    It’s on my wall now. I really hope you don’t mind.


  7. Maya Kane says:


    I am a great admirer of your work. I would like to get your little sugar skull girl tattooed on myself, and would appreciate your permission to do so. My budget is small, but I am just in love with it.

    Please contact me with your feelings on the matter.

    • Similar request.

      Shortly after the birth of my son Rohan a good friend presented us with an embroidery piece based on your September 09 Bat Boy pattern. Being a proud Dad I would love to get a tattoo representing him, and it is this design which is consistantly brought to my mind whenever I am thinking about it. Obviously I would never do something so rash without consulting the artist (a friend had somebody surprise her with a fresh tattoo of a little doodle she had posted on her deviantart page, she wasn’t impressed).

      If you have the time or inclination I would love to discuss this with you – feel free to contact me via blekkja(at)gmail(dot)com. I will consider it a ‘No’ unless I hear otherwise in the meantime.


  8. Petronella says:

    I love your artwork, some of them would make such great tattoos, would you mind? I especially like the tiger with flowers. Cute and strong like we all wants to bee.

  9. Kathleen Hubert says:


    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.

    – Kathleen Hubert

  10. doni boyd says:

    I used two of your Halloween free embroideries in a quilt this year – would love to send you a picture – email, please!

    And keep them coming – I credited you for the embroidery designs in our quilt show – and had many gals ask me for more information! You can’t keep a good artist a secret!!

    doni @ Oregon coast

  11. Sheryl says:

    Love your work! It’s beautiful and it inspires me… thank you.

  12. kimber long says:

    Hello Andrea… I just wanted to say that I’ve been missing your posts lately. I hope all is going well with you, come back soon!

  13. I see me out from words following studying your amazing report. It truly is very useful and to the point. I am taking back quite a bit.

  14. Jason says:

    Love your art. I was looking for something related and came across your site. Good stuff! If you have one a circus bear in a cage wearing a hat with a sign that says “Don’t feed the bear!” Let me know 😉 I’ll buy it.

  15. Amy says:

    I love your artwork and the free embroidery patterns. I made a little stuffed and embroidered version of your Love Bear…I’d love to share a photo of the finished result with you, if you’d like (I couldn’t find an email address or Flikr group to post to). Thanks for all the goodies you’ve so generously shared on your blog!

  16. christine says:

    hi Andrea,
    you may already know about this but i thought, in case you didn’t, that i would show you.
    maybe you sold oldnavy the rights??? or maybe old navy stole your image as so many huge retailers seem to be doing these days… i don’t know. it’s a cute shirt and i would be really sad if it was a rip off because it does indeed look like the Blue Bird of Happiness and the Little Red Bird of Crankiness. clearly the personality is missing but the idea is there. sorry if this is old news… i’m not on the interwebs as much as i used to be.

    p.s. – snail of fury makes me feel funny inside every time i see it.

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