i'm am so excited to have discovered ceramic artist Amanda Smith, thanks to an interview posted at my love for you... . i am completely and utterly in love with the whimsy and emotion of her work. the little girls who populate her worlds remind me a bit of Henry Darger's Vivian Girls. if these examples peaked your interest, you owe it to yourself to visit the gallery on Amanda's website, which is filled with dozens more. do click on the images to enlarge! the magic is in the details.