Some artists live in their head, disconnected from the world around them when they are sketching. Sandra Chiu seems quite the opposite. She brings the world onto her art! I checked out Sandra’s member profile after her submission for our last Showcase, and found a link to her blog where she posts stunning photos of her sketchbook. I liked her lively style on first sight, but the real treat was finding bits of real life mingling with her drawings. A sketchbook open to a color pencil drawing of flowers, sprinkled with real petals. Actual flowers arranged to fit amongst a floral pattern on the page. A hand resting on the book with quirky nail art that matches the drawing. With these added elements, the photos of the sketchbook become a new piece of art, one more charming than the original page on its own.