This beautiful first piece - as much as I can make out - is from Artifact by Val Lakey ( Creepy? Eerie? I'm not sure of the magazine it was published in - if anyone out there knows please inform me!) and was actually given to me as a birthday gift by Butch Guice....not only one of the most talented illustrators out there but, obviously, one of the kindest too! We'll be seeing a lot of Butch's artwork up here.
This piece was up on my wall for a while but it's "influenence" was too powerful, too distracting.