it's always so exciting to be contacted by people just as creative as what i am writing about. it tends to make my research a lot easier too! recently ana laura perez contacted me, i was immediately taken w/ her drawings. often of lovelies w/ lots and lots of beautiful locks (sometimes only their locks are apparent.) surrounded by nature, oversized jewels and beautiful birds. working in illustration as well as digital collage, ana's work has a magical quality that whisks one away into the dreams she creates. one of my favorite websites, book by it's cover recently featured her sketchbooks. to see more of ana's work and read her blog, check out her site. oh! don't forget to check out her etsy shop where she sells original art!