Kimika Hara is a hand embroiderer from Japan.
“My works theme is happy & cute & Kawaii.
“I wish my works to be small happinesses for people.
“I think small happinesses in daily life is very important .
“I wish my works make people smile and happy.
“I embroider with free stitch. I use cute fabrics, colorful threads, acrylic paints, beads etc.”
I’m utterly smitten by Kimika’s work having discovered it on Flickr. It’s so charming and full of joy.
Her illustrative style and use of colour and stitch are playful and I’ve not seen anything like it for quite a while.
This sort of work deserves to be used in children’s books to make the readers squeal with delight. I’m hooked.
Visit Kimika’s Flickr photostream and be enchanted.
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