i am always, always drawn to work that brings me back to my childhood. especially work that has a fairy tale likeness to it. i enjoy whimsically, dark work. i instantly fell in love w/ kristen elder's paintings. i love how her girls have these cherubic like faces w/ a glint of catastrophe sparkling in their eyes. check out her website for her wonderful work and glimpse at her sketchbook. kristen also has a blog where she updates about work in progress, her over all process and her kitty named vinnie vinosovich, natch.