Just this second discovered Philadelphian Kris Chau whose work I've fallen a little bit in love with. Possibly because it's such a nice contrast to looking at black paper-cuts. Her use of inks is brilliant! Chau's images are vibrant and full of personality, though there's still a very soft quality to them. The combination of more determined lines and that watery use of inks and watercolours creates such a girly feeling, though her bolder, black lines undermine that a little; I feel they could be made to appear more sinister with more sombre colours.
"Lover Loverly", which is the image of the little girl and snake, is fitting I suppose, looking at 'Eve Tempted'; the patchwork detail of the snake is really beautiful, I'd love to have had a soft toy snake with those patterns. Chau's use of inks make it look almost silky and reminds me of waxy batik paintings on silk that I did at GCSE, the white areas being where the wax would have set, the rest being a colour wash. I think it's the same with all her work, I can imagine it sitting really well on fabric, perhaps mixed with appliqué.