Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wonderful Gift from Alisa Coburn

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!

1 comment:

  1. Eeeep! I shrieked when I got my lovely package too, Monica! Oh what a treat..and oh how gorgeous your pieces look. I shrieked when I received yours, too!! You deserve it, dear Monica!