Look what I found waiting for me when I got back from vacation: the most amazing package - all the way from Australia - filled with treats from illustrator and designer Alisa Coburn.
My photo doesn't do it justice: Alisa generously sent me an original figure painting done in beautiful line work, color and textures. AND she also sent me two of her unique, hand-printed Gocco cards, using her lovely design of a fox! In her blog, Alisa explains how these cards came to be and it's so very cool: you can read about it here and then here.
Alisa was part of an international art exchange project I participated in a year and a half ago along my friend Shirley Ng-Benitez, of Shirley's Illustrations. Recently Shirley told me to expect something from Alisa and, WOW! Just WOW!
Alisa's blog Ink Caravan is a total delight, bursting with great photographs, art and creative ideas. Alisa is also the illustrator and designer of a new children's book, Alisa Has Cancer, written by Alison Jones.
Many thanks, Alisa, for such wonderful gifts!