Thoka Maer

Featuring Thoka Maer was a struggle for us octoladies, because she’s TOO talented. This animator/illustrator extraordinaire has a seemingly endless body of work. Each of her adorable illustrations has a personality all it’s own. Maer has drawn everything from the struggles facing new motherhood, to magical unicorn llamas, Sumo wrestlers, and a whole host of adorable house pets. Frolic through the glorious field that is Maer’s mind, and get ready to fall completely in love.

Hanako Mimiko

Growing up in Galicia, Hanako Mimiko was surrounded by green landscapes, tradition, and extensive mythology. This gorgeous environment created a magical place to be a child. She currently lives in Barcelona, and spends her days drawing, painting, and talking with the other women in her studio space. Through a combination of life experiences and personal growth, Mimiko finds inspiration for her artwork. Each piece is born of markers or acrylic paint.

Paloma Young

Looking for last minute costume ideas? Look no further! The fantastical, magical work of Paloma Young is about to capture your heart and make you endlessly twirl in circles.

Nicole Simpkins

An illustrator, a sculptor, a book artist, and a true maker—Nicole Simpkins believes in ghosts, and logically believes in the existence of aliens. Paper Darts believes in her ability to twist our minds and effect our dreams.

Laura Salgarolo

What you're about to see will not do Laura Salgarolo justice. This talented artist kicks ass in almost every discipline. From printmaking, to painting, bookmaking, letterpress, sculpture, to illustration - Salgarolo pulls no punches when it comes to experimentation. Her meandering portfolio is connected by the concept of stories.

Laurène Boglio

Laurène Boglio is a timeless classic. With her black ink and a clean white sheet of paper, she captures the fascinating oddballs of humanity. Her friends are a constant source of inspiration. They weave a community of surprises and hilarity that often makes its way into each of these bold illustrations.

Ghazaleh Rastgar

As a child, Ghazaleh Rastgar would watch her aunt paint expressionist style landscapes. This supportive aunt would allow Rastgar to use her crayons and inspire the young artist to draw. Nowadays, she's been lovingly featured on Lenny Letter multiple times, and often contemplates the balance of spirituality and contemplative realms.

Ori Toor

Israel’s own Ori Toor grew up with a passion for cartoons and animation. This young artist grew up on Fantasia and watching his mother paint carpet designs with watercolors. His style evolved from a smattering of animated television shows. In his current practice, Toor strives to incorporate mundane material into each of his detailed pieces. Music and object are at harmony throughout his work. Such lively rhythms and swirls of color are evident in his GIF animations. In a cozy space, with a clear head, Toor digitally composes these kooky and funky designs.

Becca White

In the living room of one Becca White, you will find a mixture of textiles, found objects, friends, and podcasts. This living room currently doubles as her sewing studio, and White fills it with inspiration and entertainment. Her childhood self was inspired by the Spice Girls and the movie, Pocahontas. Nowadays, White believes in the power of getting out of your bubble, and interacting with other communities and cultures. She has found traveling to be a clarifying experience, and is inspired by each of the friends she makes along the way. All of this inspiration is woven into the unique tapestries of this world-building and playful artist. 

Lucia Rodriguez

Lucia Rodriguez is a plant mother and a vibrant color enthusiast. Each of her paintings comes to life with oil paints, infused with a glowing texture and a sense of movement. Her color palette collages are reminiscent of hardware store paint card collections curated to an aesthetic perfection. This artist is from Santiago, Chile, and now resides in Denver, Colorado. Over the last four years, Rodriguez has gone through a lot changes. Painting and artwork grounds her in the midst of all these transitions.

Herekita Con K

Some of you may already recognize our dear Herekita Con K. This gorgeous artist was featured in our most recent print edition, but we need SO MUCH MORE! Herekita uses these bold beauties to reveal the inner monologue of modern womanhood. She illustrates our vulnerabilities on the bodies of these women and in the titles of her paintings. Each of her luscious ladies oozes their fierce femininity within their environments.

Parker Day

This caffeinated, cat-cuddling, object-hunting photographer stunned us with their vibrant color palettes and memorable style. Los Angeles–based photographic artist Parker Day explores the angst of our potential selves. Many of their objects are thrifted, and each photograph is a collaboration with the subject, allowing them to let the thrift speak through the both of them, finding objects to create a cohesive and out-there image.

Charlotte Edey

Explore the peaceful and pastel-infused landscapes of Charlotte Edey's inner mind. In the beginning, there was a chicken. Well, that's the case with Charlotte Edey's artistic career. One of her earliest art triumphs was drawing a chicken, which her mother proudly framed. From sketching to print making, tapestries, and ceramics, Charlotte Edey has expanded her artistic practice.

Brittany Maldonado

The work Brittany Maldonado creates focuses on the resilience and power she sees in her fellow females. This collage based artist channels her energy into cutting and perfectly placing every piece of paper. Maldonado strives to find the balance between allowing herself to get messy and not letting perfectionism restrict her creative freedom. Some pieces are influenced by a terrible breakups, and piecing herself back together. Pain, life and an appreciation for the female form shines through in her work. 

Linda Friedman Schmidt

Linda Friedman Schmidt combines the remnants of discarded textiles with her unique past to create a body of work that celebrates the human spirit and brings to light the importance of human rights. As a child, Linda always knew she wanted to become an artist. However, her desires were often discouraged and her parents focused solely on academic achievements. After becoming a mother, she decided to realign her goals and become an artist full time. Her glorious body of work is auto-biographical, filtered through an unhappy postwar immigrant childhood, and influenced by current social, cultural, political, and feminist issues.

Kathy de Castro

Filipina artist Kathy de Castro is a many-splendid thing! She illustrates, she animates, she sculpts, and all of this brings us so much joy. De Castro utilizes the softer medium of graphite with the bold tones of cut-out paper. This gorgeous pairing allows for the figures in her pieces to be sensitive and vulnerable amidst their striking environments. Fall into the rabbit hole!

Sheena Liam

Sheena Liam is a nomad, traveling as a fashion model and embroidering in her spare time. Originally from Malaysia, Liam started her artistic endeavors illustrating, as well as designing outfits and homes for her paper dolls. But it wasn't until she started embroidering her drawings that she felt recognized as an artist.

Helena Perez Garcia

We're so happy to introduce you to Helena Perez Garcia. This Spanish-born artist is currently based in London. Her days are spent creating illustrations for books, magazines, newspapers, and packaging. Each piece is mysterious, conceptual, and rich in detail and color, often depicting characters in surreal situations. With a deft hand, Garcia wields her gouache paint and watercolors, pencils, and pastels to create little worlds.

Lamiaa Ameen

We fall apart looking at the artwork of Lamiaa Ameen. This twenty-eight-year-old art director, mother, and talented illustrator was born and resides in Cario, Egypt. After studying advertising at the Helwan University of Applied Arts, she has created a living timeline of artwork.

Lara Paulussen

Lara Paulussen is our German flower. When she's not drawing away, you can find her at the Düsseldorf botanical garden. Her atmospheric illustrations reflect the beauty of nature and her daily life. Each piece features soft layering to capture vulnerable shifts from moment to moment.