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DIY Business Cards
with Sofie Engstrom von Alten

by Jessica Antonelli, Art Editor, San Miguel Sunday

Take a stroll through a back alley of San Miguel de Allende with us to visit Sofie Engström von Alten, a traveling illustrator who nows calls SMA home.

Sofie has been on the road since 2010, where a trip across the pond to live in Europe evolved into artist residencies traveling east through Morocco, Turkey, and India. Sofie is known for illustrating a travel zine everywhere she travels and has created a beautiful San Miguel de Allende coloring book.

Sofie's creative take on life is reflected in the way she expresses herself, down to the business cards she hands out.

In this short lil' video, Sofie welcomes us into her creative space to show us how she makes her custom unicorn business cards.

Read an article about Sofie's just published book:
"Dino Does Yoga" Does Good, Sofie's Publishing Odyssey

Check out more from Sofie's websites:


Jessica Antonelli is an award-winning art teacher from Galveston, Texas. Jessica graduated with a major in Art and a Masters in Education from Austin College, and taught art for five years in Texas public schools. She was awarded Teacher of the Year award at Galveston ISD in 2013 before excusing herself from the standardized-testing obsessed environment. That same year Jessica moved to San Miguel de Allende and began Studio Antonelli, where she's been offering seasonal classes in drawing and painting for adult students ever since.

Jessica now spends much of her time on Galveston Island, where she's the Garden Specialist at the non-profit, the Young Gardener's Program. Luckily, through the magic of the internet, she's able to be in two places at once by teaching Draw San Miguel as an online course year-round.

Join Jessica's free online art community:

Take a class in San Miguel this November with Jessica

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