I had the pleasure of finally meeting one of my longtime favorite illustrators, Ryan Berkley of Portland's Ryan Berkley Illustration, at this year's Seattle Urban Craft Uprising. Ryan sells prints of his amazingly intricate and charming anthropomorphic portraits. He told me that this was one of the first he painted. Here's this little lady's bio from his Etsy shop:
This lovely lady put on her best pearls just for you! Meet Victoria Swann, Crafty Cat. She enjoys knitting (she knitted this nice yellow sweater) and she also makes furniture out of salvaged materials. At the end of the day she likes to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea.
She sounds like my kind of girl!