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International Women’s Day: Artists From All Over The World

Women’s Heritage/Photography by Sunday Hendrickson


As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, we’re highlighting talented artists from every corner of the globe. We’re proud that Women Create artists can be found on every continent or have cultural roots that go back generations to inspire them. That is, save for Antarctica — though we’re firm believers that creativity can bloom anywhere! From paper and fiber to cloth and tile, here are some amazing women doing beautiful work in your pocket of the world.



Sharmane Coquilla, Philippines


Photography By Liam Baker


Sharmane Coquilla is a licensed architect from the Philippines who is also a creative content creator for Instagram and YouTube. With a follower count of 55,000 across all her social media handles, she showcases her creative works, comprising journal keeping, snail mail advocacy, paper craft tutorials and most recently, her forays into handmade paper making. All the enchanting projects she shares are created in her cozy corner studio filled with stationery and vintage aesthetic details.



Frances Van Hasselt, South Africa

Photography by Warren Heath


Maker, designer and entrepreneur Frances van Hasselt creates beautiful mohair rugs that reflect all the uniqueness of their origins in the South African Karoo.



Annabelle Hickson


Photography by Pip Williams

Annabelle Hickson is an accidental florist who lives on a remote pecan farm in Australia. After the former newspaper journalist and city slicker fell in love with a farmer, she found herself on an unexpected creative path, which has seen her arrange flowers across the globe and publish a much-loved book on flower arranging and life called A Tree in the House.



Hope Wade, United States


Photography by Dana Goldstein


Hope Wade is originally from Kingston, Jamaica, where she attended Alpha Academy. She graduated from New York City Technical College and Cooper Union College. Hope has been a self-taught designer for the past 18 years and lives in Pomona, NY with her husband and daughter. Her work has graced the runways of London Fashion Week, Caribbean Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. She has won numerous awards and recognition for her designs. In 2018, her red flute gown, worn by actress and singer Darlene Love on The David Letterman Show, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Active in charitable causes, she uses her many talents to inspire young women in her church, community and the arts.



Karla Ximenes and Mocó Rasmussen, Brazil



Considering the fact that beauty is necessary, Karla, who was born in Brazil,  intended to create a world that seemed to be utopian. MOCOTOPIA is the reality of how two people see life and materialize their dreams. She in her role as a designer and inspiring muse, and Mocó in his condition as a painter and fulfilling her desires! Karla and Mocó live and work in Benicia, California, where they keep their studio open daily with the intention of sharing their dreams and showing that beauty really is essential!

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