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Kaori Watanabe

Kyoto-based artist Kaori Watanabe is known for employing both the traditional Japanese style painting (nihongo) and a contemporary style into her work.  She studied at Kyoto Saga University of Arts and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions.  In 2006 origami motifs was introduced in her paintings.  We were fascinated with this theme of child and origami so we posted a few of her paintings.

You can follow the artist on Tumblr and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kaori Watanabe.

Collect-G

We would love to spend a week in Japan to study sashiko embroidery.  Been finding lots of merchandise using this embellishment.  The coin purses above are the creations of company branded, Collect-G.  The unnamed artist/artists started making the coin purses in 2010.  They worked primarily on event openings and consignment sales but has recently been focusing on web sales. 

The purses can be purchased on Japanese sites Minne, Base, Creema and Iichi. You can see more of their designs on their website (in Japanese) and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Collect-G.

Tania Lissova

Loving these tiny paper plants created by Russia-based paper artist, Tania Lissova. The miniature creations are used to embellish greeting cards and framed art pieces.  A graduate of Architecture and Arts the artist uses a variety of paper and texture to create these intricate 3d paper plants. There certainly would be no anxiety caring for these plants as they are everlasting.

You can view more of her creations on Instagram and Facebook.  Some of her pieces can be purchased in her Etsy shop, Lissovacraft.

Images:  Courtesy of Tania Lissova.