Monday, 28 November 2011
Eugene Gapchinskaya is the artist who produced this lovely card. The writing, I'm told, is Ukrainian for "King pink gulls". I worried about this for a long time because it seemed to make no sense. It probably doesn't make any sense - I've discovered that this artist has also illustrated a version of Alice in Wonderland. He (or maybe she) clearly doesn't worry too much about making sense.
He (or maybe she) appears to be very well known. Ukraine has published a series of stamps (scroll down) with these illustrations and there is a Facebook page with many more. It was looking through the Facebook page that made me thing that he may be a she.