I’m sure you can tell I’ve been a bit inspired by drag queens recently. I started watching Drag Race a couple months ago and I’m already nearing the end of my second watch-through.
Drag Race has really been a kick in the ass for me. It’s so thrilling to watch people that have come from rough childhoods and bad beginnings being true to who they are, having fun, expressing themselves through artistry and fashion. It is everything to me.
I’ve been starting most of my mornings working at home with a warm up drawing. And like, what’s more fun to draw than a queen. The make up, the fashion, the hair?? C’mon!
This morning, when I sat down at my computer with my coffee and checked Facebook, I saw the new video by Manila Luzon “Eternal Queen”. Wow. I cried. Ugly cried. One of my favorite things about following Manila is seeing the way she deals with her grief over losing her long time partner, Sahara Davenport. I love that she’s always posting little stories about Sahara, happy memories.
So, needless to say, I was inspired to do this for my warm up this morning.
I’m gonna try to get some work done today, but man… hug your loved ones. Always let them know you love them. <3 It’s important, y’all.
Manila and Princess Sahara by Jen Fowler
Portraits of Toddlers Eating Lemons for the First Time
those little girls are tough as hell look at those faces
I am absolutely humbled and thrilled to announce that the new and improved Old Familiar Way is OPEN and ready for business!
Custom drawings are on hold right now due to fulfilling perks from my IndieGoGo campaign, but everything else is READY!
Have fun, babies and spread the word!
xo - Jen
Our fall issue, the biggest issue we’ve put together yet, our lucky 13th issue, is out today!
A few features: veganizing your 9-5, rejecting the boy’s club, DIY bouillon, harvesting sea salt in south korea, cold-weather spices, mushroom hunting, practicing self-care, camping kits, exploring NYC through the eyes of NYC chefs, and much much more.
This was a major labor of love but think you guys will love it even more than we do.
We love love loved the peach cupcakes - super fluffy and delicious. This ended up being one of my favorite reads we’ve come out with ever - check this out!
Yessss, can’t wait to read this issue!
LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL MUSHROOMS!! :D