i always appreciate when art is not only visually captivating but it also brings a smile to my face. i can't help but grin when i look at the beautiful work of los angeles artist megan whitmarsh, whose "paintings" are actually meticulous hand-stitching and embroidery that are part abstract, part pop-art, and part collage. the neon colors and quirky characters are spot on. i also don't know the meaning of the furry ape with the boombox, but i love that he always manages to show up somewhere! learn more about megan here.