Sabeena Karnik

Sabeena Karnik is an artist and graphic designer living in Mumbai, India.  She is internationally known for her quilled illustrations and typography.  She has mastered the art of quilling, rolling paper into coils, pinching them into shapes and gluing them to create decorative designs.  On Verve Magazine she say this about her art:  

“I am not aware of anyone else doing it as a full-time profession in India. When you think of creating with paper, it’s always considered to be for gifts. Quilling is something that you learn in a hobby class; no one really thought of taking it to the next level. I wanted to break that barrier.”

More of her work can be seen on Behance, Facebook and Instagram.  She has a small shop here on Big Cartel.

Images:  Courtesy of Sabeena Karnik.

Eriko Watabe

Looks like we have another craft to learn, Nanduti lace. The name means “spider web” in the indigenous language of Paraguay.  The lace is worked on tightly stretched frame and are released by cutting away the backing fabric.  The samples shown above are the work of Japanese Nanduti artist, Eriko Watabe. She sells elegant accessories under her brand name Puka.

The artist can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.  She also has a shop here on Japanese Base shop select market.

Images:  Courtesy of Eriko Watabe.

Andrea Ucini

Andrea Ucini is a self-taught freelance illustrator born in Italy but living and working in Denmark. He has a classical music degree from the Conservatory of Florence but has also a passion for illustrative drawing which he has cultivated over the years.  His work is minimalistic and usually with a plot. He simplifies a complex story in a single illustration often accompanied with a twist of humor. In an article on he says this about himself:

“I am very interested in how the world works,” he says, “and I am very critical and curious in all respects. My works take shape from a message that I try to make visible and consistent with the reality that surrounds us, without falling too much in the Surrealism “.

More of his work can be viewed on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Andrea Ucini.