However, here I am finally doing it! First I want to tell you about Melissa and show you her work. You can see more on her website here - and her blog here.
Melissa is an illustrator and author of children's books. She very kindly gave me signed copies of two of her books at Surtex and my children, aged 3 and 9, adore them, especially the one she wrote herself - Soup Day.
The piece below is something Melissa developed from the cuckoo clock assignment in Lilla Rogers' Bootcamp. Look at the stunning colour palette and the magical, dreamlike quality it lends to the piece. There is so much to love about this - the rounded, perfectly proportioned characters, the depth created by the tree in the foreground, the soft, pink blurry clouds and the delicately patterned hill in the background. And the crooked houses! There are so many well-thought out, beautifully executed elements to this piece. It's so original - I adore it.