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Andrea is an East Coast work-at-home mom, artist and blogger living a creative life by the sea with her artist husband, folk artist mother and 11-year-old daughter.

In a former life, Andrea was a public art gallery educator by day and a rock and roll journalist by night. These days, she splits her time between writing, running an art studio, looking after her “mini-me” and maintaining (an art lesson website she co-founded with her mom nearly 20 years ago).

She credits her daughter with teaching her how to “go with the flow” and how to work in small, quick bursts between play time, snack time and story time. 

Being a parent has by far been her most creative endeavour yet.   

Creativity is an unpredictable and sometimes elusive gal. People often expect to find her dressed up in a bright, flowing gown. But the truth is… most of the time she sits quietly in a watermelon-stained t-shirt, trying to find new ways to approach old quandaries.

Your challenge – should you choose to accept it – is to dig in, get messy and start colouring outside the lines.

Andrea also blogs at

About my kids: 
She's my favourite person in the world.
Parenting is...: 
Anxiety wrapped up in a big ball of awesome.
We know you don't have a lot, but when you do, what do you like to do in your spare time?: 
Let's just say "Crosswords at Midnight" would make a great title for my memoir.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would be the title?: 
Andrea, Only Better
What's currently in your purse?: 
~Driver's license ~Library card ~Journal ~Epipen ~Pens and pencils ~Altoids ~Receipts ~Heart-shaped rocks -Phone
What superhero power would you like to have?: 
To make energy the way plants make food.
If we gave you an elephant, where would you hide it?: 
Under my kid's pile of stuffed toys.
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