Audiobook Giveaway!

December 31, 2017
Guys, I'll be honest. When I look at my art or writing, I often cringe internally. Ahh! Can't believe I actually shared that! It could be so much better! What was I thinking?! 

(I imagine this is the feeling Winnie-The-Pooh explains so eloquently: "When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.")


I am so. very. pleased. with the audiobook of A Really-Truly Princess. The narrator, Sarah Kempton, did an absolutely amazing job of bringing the characters to life and making my little book sound like a really-truly actually story!

You can get it on Audible or on Amazon, and if you're not already a member of Audible, you can sign up for a free trial and listen to A Really-Truly Princess for free! kick off the New Year I'm giving away four copies of the audiobook! 

You can enter through this blog post, or on twitter, instagram, or facebook. I'll be choosing one winner from each platform and announcing the winners on January 10th.

Giveaway Rules:

Four winners will receive an audiobook download of A Really-Truly Princess from (value $6.95) Entries are open from January 2 through 11:59 CST on January 9, 2018. All participants must be US citizens 18 years or older.

Participants may enter in one or more of the following ways, for a total of up to four entries:
  1. Twitter: Follow @storyseamstress & retweet the giveaway
  2. Instagram: Follow @storyseamstressart & tag 3 friends in a comment on the giveaway post
  3. Facebook: Like Amanda Kastner Illustration share the giveaway post & comment on the post (so I know you entered)
  4. Blog: Join the newsletter & comment on this post (so I know you entered)
Four winners will be chosen (one from each platform) using and will be contacted via email or social media to receive the audiobook download code.


December Sale!

December 01, 2017

I'm a little too late for the CyberMonday party, so instead I'm offering 20% off in my shop through the first full week of December with the code DECEMBERSALE. I just added a few new things to the shop, so go and check it out!

I'm also cleaning out my stash of random older prints and cards and things, so your order may have a few extra surprises included. :)

Tutorial: Coloring in GIMP

October 27, 2017
I wrapped up my illustration class this week; it's been fun to see everyone's artwork and help them on their way to new artistic endeavors! To finish up the class, I did a digital coloring demo in GIMP. I decided GIMP was a good program to show them since it's free so there's no super expensive investment to start with.
Since I already had everything typed up for the class, I decided to share it on my blog, as well. Without further ado, here are the steps behind this ink-to-digital illustration!

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