About

Hello! My name is Audrey De La Cruz, a.k.a. Annotated Audrey. I am an artist, crafter, writer, nature lover, and coloring book illustrator. I have a degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a background working in education administration at UCLA. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I currently live in Tucson, Arizona. From my cozy home in the desert, I make art and sell my wares at local markets. Β Common themes in my art include strong female characters, plants, flowers and tons of intricate patterns. While I typically work in pen, art marker, colored pencil, acrylic, and watercolor, I enjoy experimenting with all kinds of mediums and techniques. I firmly believe that anyone can be artistic and I encourage everyone to explore and find their creative spark.

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FIND ME ON THE INTERWEBS

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/audreyannotates

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/annotatedaudrey

PINTEREST: Pinterest.com/annotatedaudrey

TWITTER:twitter.com/AnnotatedAudrey

 

For business inquiries (wholesale purchasing, collaborations or commissions) please email me at annotatedaudrey@gmail.com.

68 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi! I am very excited to have found ‘you’ and your creativity. I just bought the full Prismacolor pencil set and funnily, have been tentative to open it. I already have a nice set having bought individual colors over the years. I find I’m kind of afraid to sharpen them! I did notice you said to get a good sharpener, which I agree is critical. Any advice? I’m a tiny bit OCD, I know leads break, but I’d be sad if they break at first sharpening. (silly grin)
    ~ We share a broad, basic, general art style. I find inspiration in your work style that has opened up my own creativity. Don’t worry, we really are very different as well. I think it is the ‘flow’ and detail orientation we have.
    ~ I’m looking forward to knowing you better. I so like your style.
    ~ Cheryl

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    1. Hi Cheryl!
      Its so nice to meet you. I’m glad that you found me too. Trust me, you will fall in love with those colored pencils. They are amazing! Please feel to send me some of the results of your creative endeavors. I love seeing what other people are able to create with them.
      -Audrey

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      1. Cheryl: Oh and as for the sharpening issue: As the pencils have a “soft core” they are definitely annoying to sharpen. Recently, I’ve found that using an electric sharpener is a nice way to get the job done. I bought one similar to this one at Target: http://amzn.to/Ki0CxL
        There are definite pros and cons to using an electric sharpener.
        Although they create a nice sharp tip and make your pencil last longer between sharpening, they do eat up your pencils. What I like to do is use the electric sharpener to give my pencils a good sharpening at first and then I use my Prismacolor colored pencil sharpener to sharpen the point as it dulls. Hope this helps!

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  2. I love this. Love your name and I love your art. The gif work is something I have been toying with, but not with my own creations. I like to experiment with taking things and doing them in different ways. Glad to find you.
    Much Respect and Admiration (Sincerely)
    Ronovan

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  3. Well done on being a self-taught artist following your passions. Keep up the work. Thanks for following. Looking forward to seeing more of you work.

    -Soul

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  4. Thank you for following WordBowlbyMsCharlieS.com (hope to see a word suggestion from you!), and thank you for introducing me to your work. Evocative images you are creating! Looking forward to seeing more…

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  5. What does it mean when a comment is sent back? I wanted to comment in the first comment box that appeared, but it says my message was sent back.

    Anyway, you have a great talent and a real “BRAND” for the various social media you belong to. I appreciate your hard work.

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  6. Thank for following my blog! πŸ™‚ Glad you found mine interesting. I’m a frustrated artist (I really can’t draw) so I admire people, like you, who has the talent and passion to pursue art. All the best! πŸ™‚

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  7. Hi Audrey, thanks for dropping by and following my blog! Just had a brief look around and I love the combination of art and crafts you have put together here β€” looking forward to seeing more. (I was hooked by the term “nerdy crafts” on the comic lampshade post!)

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  8. Hello there,

    Thanks for following my blog. How come an artist like you is interested in boring computer science? πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, your blog is awesome and I really like your art. Keep up the good work!

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  9. I am a self taught artist too! I went to school, and didn’t learn too much there. University of Oklahoma is not known for an amazing art program-ha ha! I like you work, and am glad that you chose to follow my blog. Hopefully, I will have new stuff up soon. Busy working on my business website now…. πŸ™‚

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  10. I am so impressed by your ability to dedicate yourself to your art! We just moved to Arizona and it seems perfect that i feel so artsy inspired being here AND I found your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Caitlin, Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes. The desert is very inspiring. Its a great place to be calm and create. Where did you move to? I personally moved to Tucson. It’s very artsy here… and being surrounded by art is so inspiring. -Audrey

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