I have to say, something about blogging has made me luckier. Tangibly luckier. Like the other day, when I went to my mailbox, I found this envelope from Peter Chan (an FSC certified envelope, I might add), containing the most beautiful limited edition gocco print. Peter Chan had a contest on his blog, and I was one of the very lucky winners!
Isn't she insanely gorgeous? I guess it's only to be expected from Peter Chan, whose gorgeous illustrations appeared in The Familiars (see below). He is currently working on images for the second book in the series, due out in September 2011.
You can't tell in the photo, but the pale pink ink has a beautiful shimmer to it.
I love the subtle variation in color here...
Thank you so much, Peter!