Today I would like to pay tribute to one of my all time favorite artists. Marjolein Bastin's artistry is impeccable. The color and sometimes unexpected details that are hidden away in her illustrations are really awe inspiring. It is so evident that she embraces nature and its beauty just spills out over every piece of her work. Her biography on her website details her love of nature and somehow I can just picture her as a child spending hours in her own secret garden. Her work has been featured on many Hallmark products for a long time now. I always love to pick up one of her beautiful cards when I am looking for something special.