I love these whimsical illustrations by Los Angeles artist Josie Portillo.

She explains the UFO/Paris concept: “For a while now, I have been obsessed with trees, UFO’s and Paris. I thought I’d go ahead and throw all of them in one painting.”

Well why not:

UFO Paris

She did this one for National Public Radio’s 2012 calendar:

2012 NPR Calendar

And this one is a nod to the summers she spent in Switzerland
at the house of her aunt, who collects teacups:


I’m especially fond of the teacups. (I know that probably comes as a huge surprise!)

You can find Josie on her blog.


6 Comments on UFO over Paris and other illustrations

  1. That’s so funny about your mom! I grew up in New Mexico. UFOs definitely were within the realm of possibility there.

  2. i love these illustrations! i didn’t even notice the ufo in the first photo on my initial glance!