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1001 Knights: Fairy Knight Philomena


Introducing Philomena, the fairy knight. Like most artists, I can find inspiration everywhere but I love to look back on my childhood idols and interests.  This piece was inspired by beautiful fairy wallpaper that adorned the walls in my childhood bedroom.  These wallpaper fairies lived among the flowers with bumblebees, and I liked to imagine they protected the bees that lived and survived off of the flowers in the garden.  I was so excited about creating a lady knight protagonist based off of these fairies; one that will inspire children to love bees and our fragile ecosystem.

Here is some of my sketchbook character development:

What started out as a "Lady Knight/Women of Game of Thrones zine" is not a massive 3-volume people-positive-feminist-as-f*ck anthology featuring artists from all over the world.  With a little over a week left in the Kickstarter campaign, we have raised $98,000 more than our $70,000 goal! 
I am so humbled and honored to be included in this movement, HUGE thank you to Annie Stoll and Kevin Stanton for orchestrating it all so perfectly.

Here's a look at the 2-book mock up:

Be sure to check out the complete list of 1001 Knights artists!  And visit the Kickstarter page for more information (ALSO you also have 9 more days to score on these books and LOADS of bad-ass add ons, like posters, enamel pins, and patches!)

Less than 100 Pop-Up

Louisiana has the worst pay gap in the U.S. at 66 cents for every dollar that men make.  This pop-up mirrors the pay gap, male shoppers pay 100% of the retail price of any item (all made by women artists and makers!), and those who identify as women pay 66% of retail price. 

The shop opens today and is open Tues-Sun 12-7 over at 1612 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans.  The shop also hosts various events like free negotiation workshops and Electric Girls demo thru the month!  See full list of artists and event calendar here!

Here's what I have available in the shop:

Special special thank you to Tammy Mercure, Rebecca Diaz, and Elana Schlenker for getting this project up and running in New Orleans.  I am so honored to be apart of this project!

Friendly PS:
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