I’ve been desperately craving color in my life lately. It’s must be due to my excited anticipation of summer and my intense desire to travel to India. For those reasons, I was immediately drawn to Dutch-Egyptian artist Roeqiya Fris‘s spirited illustrations. Inspired by Arab culture, worldly travel and nature, her marvelous scenes radiate with vibrant color, boldly mixed patterns, and strong femininity. I would love to get a piece commissioned by Roeqiya . . . but I think I’ll have to get myself to India first.