Sunday, May 30, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Part Twenty-One

The artist to whom I have the pleasure of introducing you this week is Kazumi, a multitalented woman from Japan.  You can read all about her various projects on her blog.  Not only has she tried her hand at beading and bead making...



... but she makes beautiful purses, totes, card holders, and keychains that you can see and get at her Etsy shop.




You may have noticed a sock monkey keychain up there.  That's not all Kazumi does with sock monkeys.  Here's a sock monkey card holder.


Here's a sock monkey card.  She's got a lot more cards at one of her Zazzle shops.


Like this wedding card.


Also at that shop is cool apparel, featuring her designs, like this.


Don't think we're done with the sock monkeys, though.  Oooooooooh, no.  See, here is an assortment of actual sock monkeys you can see and purchase here!




Want a 2-D version?  You really need to check out her sock monkey chalk drawings!


If you're into sock monkeys, though, she's got many other chalk drawings available here, here, and here.  There are signs for your shops or restaurants.




Her chalk drawings have also been commissioned as wedding welcome boards or anniversary party boards.


Many of her chalk drawings, though, are simply beautiful artwork for the purpose of art alone, like these.




Speaking of art for the sake of art, Kazumi's isn't limited to chalk drawing.  She's also got these wonderful mixed media pieces.



Definitely check her out!

15 comments:

iKnitQuiltSew said...

She truly does it all!

Joan said...

Where did you find that beaded ring? It's awesome. Fantastic post about an amazingly multi-talented artist. And all her work is so cheerful!

jewelry by NaLa said...

I'm absolutely amazed at how multi talented Kazumi is. Very nice article!

Larissa said...

Joan, she took a beading class at one point; it's in her blog & flickr account. There were some other great pieces she made, but I liked that one best.

trusk4u said...

Wow, great post Larissa! I'm seeing things here that I didn't find. I guess I didn't look hard enough! Love the ring! and the onesie, and the sock monkeys...

DreamBubbles said...

Larissa you really took time to get to know the artist behind the shop this time! What a wonderful feature and so thorough!

Larissa said...

Thanks, DB, I really do try to get to know the artists every time I post about them. I figure it's only fair to anyone who's bothering to read what I have to say to really find the best I can to showcase. It's my hope that my readers get interested enough to really check out the artists for themselves and maybe follow them too.

Haffina said...

Fabulous post! Kazumi really is multi-talented.

MakinTheBestOfIt said...

Wow! I can't even begin to pick a favorite...though I am leaning towards the monkey bride!

ParadisePurls said...

Wow! Fantastic post, and so many cute & wonderful creations! I love that ring right at the top!!

DreamAgainJewelry said...

She is so talented. I really love those sock monkeys...hmmmmmm maybe I'll need to get me one. Great post.

jewelrybyjanelle50 said...

Great post, ya gotta love those pink sock monkeys!

TamsJewelry said...

Wow she is so multi-talented.I love her shops!

Mewes Mountain Arts said...

Love the little monkey purse! GREAT POST!!

Handmade Artists' Forum said...

Wow what talent!
Monkieys!!!!!!!!

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