One of the things I love about Lydia Nichols' work is that it is so dang cheerful. I can't help but smile when I see it. She just seems to capture happiness in her work. In addition to happy/cheerful illustrations, she does some really cool book/album covers that have a little more serious feel to them.
I was super stoked when Lydia agreed to contribute to the Old and New Project, and she rocked it with her design for the book of Nehemiah (see above).