The first is Blaze Bratcher, one of my favorite bloggers and artists, and she is an absolute sweetheart. If I ever fulfill my dream of being a children's book author, she is the first person I would call to do the artwork for my books. I have several of her prints framed for my daughters room and I still want to commission a work from her just for Kirsten, but I'm waiting for her to get a little older so I can have it be of something she truly loves rather than something I pick for her.
From one of my favorite photographers, Alysia Cotter, her photograph The Pier. I bought one of her photographs, "Crash Into Me", in October, 2007. I love her photos almost dream-like quality.