One day while perusing the book store with my literary aunt when I was a little girl I found the most beautiful book I had ever seen on a table display. I loved fairies, and unicorns, and magic so this book seemed like the perfect book to me. It was intricately and colorfully illustrated in a way I had never seen before. The story was a long, mystical, and whimsical poem and best of all, at the back of the book was a little fold up fairy box you could make for fairies to live in! The book was Fairies from A to Z written by Adrienne Keith and Illustrated by Wendy Wallin Malinow. I still have it and read it to my baby the other day although he is clearly too young to appreciate it right now. Unfortunately, the book is out of print but there are couple used copies being sold on Amazon and I would scoop those up ASAP especially if you have a little girl who would love it! So I looked up the artist and she also has some sculptural and jewelry work on her website.
Her site does not even do her artwork justice but here are a couple of her illustrations from the site:
Visit her website for more of her amazing work and to see what other books she has illustrated.