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Azra Khamissa

One of our favorite blog, Present and Correct, posted an article that we just had to share.  Azra Khamissa is a chiropractor, handbag designer and henna artist.  She is known for her non-traditional spin on this ancient form of body art, henna. Instead of drawing traditional paisley shapes and floral themes, her designs are minimal and more contemporary.  The Dubai-based artist creates intricate geometric shapes and minimal single-line designs.   Her job as a chiropractor greatly influences her work:  “I look at the hand as a whole, so I use the joints and the different planes, and try to incorporate the whole hand in the design”.

More of her work can be viewed on Instagram. Henna kits and her bag designs can be purchased in her shop branded Azra.

Images:  Courtesy of Azra Khamissa.

Fumio Watanabe

Amazed by the beautiful landscape illustrations of Japanese illustrator, Fumio Watanabe.  Wish we could tell you more about the artist but there was very little information available.  We do know that he graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar in Shinjuku City, Tokyo and is a member of Tokyo Illustrators Society.

More of his work can be viewed on his website, Facebook and TIS (Tokyo Illustrators Society).

Images:  Courtesy of Fumio Watanabe.

Sylvie du Plessis

Sylvie du Plessis is a sculptor and ceramist born in Lyon, France in 1963.  With the encouragement of her fine art painter father she joined the National School of Fine Arts in Tours. There she trained in drawing, sculpture and modeling.  In a Fine Arts workshop in Toulon she perfected her sculptures, discovered Raku (a type of Japanese pottery) and the sea and Navy that became a recurring theme in her creations.

She does not have a website but you can view more of her work in Galerie Winston and Galerie en Re.

Images:  Courtesy of Sylvie du Plessis.