Lisa Congdon! Upon opening the package, I found this inside! A peacock, one of the best animals on the planet. Hi guy!! I see you looking at me!
Lisa is one of my favorite illustrators, she is local, a professional artist, and works so hard. I adore her technique, her sense of color, and her subject matter. Many of her pieces incorporate fiber-y texture, quilts, applique, woolly animals, braids. Just look at all that texture in the peacock's shorter, green feathers.
I would love to have a show in our gallery featuring her work - though she's kind of big time - a girl can dream though, right? And I have another tiny dream of asking her, and of her accepting, a commission for a drawing on our website. I also hope that she, with all of her amazing talent, will be picked up by a fabric company so I can carry fabric by her in our shop.
I always feel so fortunate and inspired to live amongst people who are able to use their talent to create a viable business making art.
Thanks Lisa and Aday!! Now to decide where to hang it...