On Monday I journaled out another leg of my Tarot Journey. While I was looking for a great card to represent the Tower I came across the artwork of Melissa Launay.

I don’t know what it is about her composition but I can’t stop staring at her work. It reminds me of being a child and the power that books, illustrated children’s books, had over me.

The paintings remind me of my early day care, this early pre-school shaped like a beehive. I wonder if it is still there.

Anyway. I thought you might like to take a look for yourself.


(Site Excerpt)

Where the Little Creatures Live.


Melissa Launay is a London based artist and illustrator known for her delicate and intricate style.

Her original compositions are inspired by nature,evoking a mood of other times and dream worlds into which one can escape.

Influenced by the elegant lines of Japanese prints, the luxurious colours of arabesque and Indian motifs, the use of gold in Byzantine illustrations and the flat impossible perspectives of medieval and early Renaissance art, her meticulous work sensitively touches on the descriptive, avoiding the too specific expressions of commonplace reality.

via Biography | Melissa Launay.