The coolest thing has happened! I’m soo excited I need to calm down first and then tell you!!
(Still freaking out and fangirling my butt off..please hold)
Ok. I think I’m ok now.
Ever since I started collecting work of art collector’s cards on Neonmob, I have gotten really excited about people who do art. As you know, my daughter aspires to be an artist herself, so I know how hard artist’s work to get their stuff out there, and how hard it can be to make a real living doing something you love.
One of my absolute favorite collections on Neonmob, has to be The Keepers of Forest and Sea series by artist Lea Barozzi. Her illustrations are to die for! Beautiful, just gorgeous images, that combine female beauty and the natural world together in an mystical splash of sepia and flirtatious femininity.
I was soo enamoured with her work I became obsessed with completing the collection and getting every single card. Alas! There is one card that still eludes me. Curse you, you cheeky varient card! (Snicker)
I initially wrote Lea, to tell her how much I love her series. To my surprise, she wrote back. How awesome! Total fan! Neonmob has this amazing quality about it, it’s like Deviantart.com with open conversation with artists, but with the ability to collect a little bit of art all your own. I mean, who doesn’t love collecting and trading cards? It’s like Pokemon for Art-lovers!!
She asked how my collecting was going and I told her that her series has some serious fandom going on. That is seriously no joke! Trading her cards is serious business. You have to sharpen your negotiating skills to get her cards, they are THAT popular. I admitted I was going to be unable to get that illusive last card. (That cheeky varient card I mentioned) but that I was really, really pleased at having all but one of them. That last card is soo popular no one in the entire community of Neonmob has more than one of it. Obviously, that means it’s highly unlikely I will get it, but thats ok..because….
Lea asked me for my address (After determining I was not a very young person..she was really vigilant about that..she cautioned me, in case I was really young, not to give my address until I got parental permissions..which made me go from fan, to superfan) and said she was going send me something to make me feel better.
I was extremely surprised by the offer..and, I admit it, I may have squealed a little, you know, delicately and with proper girly dignity (Snort)
Today I got something in the mail. I may have danced a little by the mailbox, you know, delicately and with proper girly dignity (Super snort)
Inside the envelope was the coolest stuff. Like a ton of stuff!!! Like I can’t feel my face, fangirling all over myself stuff.
Immediately I felt the need to document the awesome…(It’s what I do) Only, crap…my camera batteries are dead…I could have waited to open the package (you know like an adult) but, since I never claimed to be one, you probably understand my inner childs confusion when my brain tried to order the rest of me to do that. Once again inner child won that argument in seconds. Brain 0 Impulse control 20
Therefore, I apologize for the crappy Kindle photos you are about to see…but, not enough to wait..(see previous impulse control score for explanation).
I promise to take proper dignified photos once my batteries have something to eat.
Now, on with the awesome.
Oh, and must add this:
Lea Barozzi– Illustrator
Cause, you know once you see my cool stuff you’ll want some too!