Laura Carmona

Would love to try our hands at creating extra large crochets like these handmade rugs created by Cordoba-based artisan, Laura Carmona. This business major has always enjoyed developing her creativity through handicrafts. Influenced by her grandmother’s crochet blankets the artist decided to acquire the skill. It was the discovery and love of cotton fabric yarn that launched her thriving enterprise.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items and patterns can be purchased on her Etsy shop, Susi Miu.

Images: Courtesy of Laura Carmona.

Wirin Chaowana

In awe of these sculptures created by paper craft artist and designer, Wirin Chaowana. The Bangkok-based artist was influenced by Thailand’s traditional fresh flower arrangements. Complex folding and geometric forms replaces the organic flowers in these delicate paper decorations. On an interview with Bangkok Post she reveals this about her project:

“Folding has been my favourite hobby since childhood. I find it fascinating when you can turn a flat, thin sheet of paper into three-dimensional shapes. It creates the perception of depth, light and shadow. It brings paper to life.”

“I fused the beauty of traditional flower arrangements with my personal passion for paper to present Thai flower works in a modern way. The collection is called “Pub Piab Riab Roy” as each word represents the whole construction process. “Pub” is to fold, “piab” means a lot of paper, “riab” is smooth and “roy” is to thread.”

You can see more of her work on Behance and Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Wirin Chaowana.

Madalina Andronic

We love folk art but have neglected posting creative talents so today we introduce Romanian illustrator Madalina Andronic, who draws inspiration from traditional fairy tales and Slavic folklore. The illustrations of the Bucharest-based artist is rich in detail, bright colors and patterns. She tells us a little bit about herself on an interview with Krishka-Studio:

“I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, so I guess the art was a sure thing for me. But as a child, I would flirt with other artistic directions too, like dancing or singing or theatre, so there must have been times when “ballerina” or “pop singer” trumped “painter”. However, with time, things cleared up and I decided to give my pencils and papers their rightful place in my heart. Rest assured, I was never a ‘next big thing’ for the science world :)”

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Behance.

Images: Courtesy of Madalina Andronic.