Samantha wrote me a very sweet email after I followed her on twitter, and it is no surprise her illustrations are just as sweet! I love her mix of watercolor texture and contemporary composition and subject matter.
As a side note, I saw her "Fout Tu" animation (below) nearly 3 years ago when I first joined deviantArt (don't judge me) and way before Domestic Etch had even begun, and at the time thought it was amazing and spectacular and yet so far away from me. How's that for fate?
Fou tu (Fool ed) (2005) from Samantha Leriche-Gionet on Vimeo.