Today I want to introduce you to Andreanna of http://www.glamasaurus.com/
Sara: Please tell me a bit about you and your background?
Andreanna: My name is Andreanna. I am the middle child in a family of all girls. Being Greek American various roles are pushed on children for what they are going to be in life. My older sister was the doctor and I was the artist. It's pretty funny how that worked.
Now I am a stay at home mom. I live in Switzerland with my husband and daughter Isabella.
S: How did you get into arts and crafts?
A: I was always creative even as a child. I would color animals in atypical colors because in my world elephants could be green or pink if they wanted. My grandmother was a driving force in me exploring arts and crafts. She would buy me bags of pom poms and googly eyes which would later be bears and dogs and all sorts of tiny animals.
S: Did you train at college?
A: No. I am self taught.
S: Do you sell your work? If so, where?
A: I have a personal website at http://www.glamasaurus.com/, a dawanda shop at http://www.glamasaurus.dawanda.com/, and am working on starting my etsy shop at http://www.glamasaurus.etsy.com/
S: Where do you find your inspiration?
A: I am a fan of cute things and am pretty eclectic myself so I gather parts of my inspiration from my own weirdness and the rest from fluffy bears, Asian toys, and just about anything else that is cute including my little one.
S: How do you manage being a full-time mum and entrepreneur?
A: I tend to do most of my work on the weekend since my husband is home. Sundays are lazy days in Switzerland so it is a great time for me to pack orders, make new items, and just get things ready to be listed.
Since I am a mother first I do put my family before my business. It can get very difficult to do both but you have to stay motivated or else you will start to feel like you are drowning. I usually set one day per week to not worry about any Glamasaurus business and just spend time with my family.
S: Tell me a bit about your latest collection of works.
A: Cuteness Galore! Whether you like tiny confections or kitschy collages I have them all. I am working on some new one of a kind necklaces to add to my stores as well as other polymer clay food jewelry.
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