I've been extremely inspired by the work of several artists new to me this week. I've been pinning like mad on my "Illustrated Goodness" board on Pinterest. One of the standouts is Icelandic illustrator Linda Olafsdottir. She specializes in children's' books, but has great range. Her street paintings in oil — very much inspired by Wayne Thiebaud, a hero of mine — are just as skilled as her lovely pencil sketches. Her compositions make use of fantastic perspective and the colors or wonderful. I'm a fan. You can check out her web site and blog for more.