My name is Aelia Petro, and I am an animal lover and self-professed giant nerd. I work in many different types of art, ranging from pencil drawing, to digital art, and sculpting. I got my start selling drawings and digital paintings (pet portraits in particular), which evolved into broader work as a graphic designer. After branching out into animal-themed jewelry design, I transitioned into making pieces related to another of my passions... GEEKERY.
A Little Bit About Me
I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, and graduated University after a five year program with a double major in History & Education (I’m qualified to teach History & English at the High School level). I’ve been working as a Graphic Artist for several years, and worked for several years as an artist at Marineland Canada (designing hats, t-shirts, etc).
How I Got Started
I started by making individual whale fluke necklaces based on the animals I worked with. Friends and co-workers were my first customers. I have since expanded and evolved several times, each driven first by my passions (I make things that I want to buy, but can't find on the market, and often find that other people want them too!
I frequently update my Facebook Page with new projects, and info. I also run contests and promotions, so make sure to check it out!