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Francine Besas 🌸🌛🇵🇭

Fundraising for an initiative aiming to supply free menstrual & personal care to young women in low decile schools ♥️ Please check out the link.

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/bridging-the-gap-in-our-communities

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Cute lil A5 one 🚢 francinebesas.bigcartel.com

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SNEKS - A4 🐍 francinebesas.bigcartel.com

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I still can’t decide what the next canvas bags will be but I do have prints up now! 🐆 francinebesas.bigcartel.com

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Happy to say that things are coming along nicely for an amazing initiative that my friend & colleague Nadia began recently, endeavouring to provide free menstrual & personal hygiene packages to girls & young women from low decile schools/low socioeconomic areas. There are just so many opportunities, experiences, and education that girls can miss out on from not being able to afford these personal items. For now we are fundraising in various ways, beginning with a Givealittle page (link in my bio) 🌸 We have dreams for this to be a registered charity and also to become lobbyists for change on the taxation of these products in NZ. Who knows what the future holds! For now we are just trying to raise enough funds to be able to give packages to every single girl in at least 2 schools in Wellington. Please check out the Givealittle page and donate if you can, and keep an eye out for how we grow 💛

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It’s been a bit over a month since my birthday which means 1. my latest tatts are just about healed WOO, and 2. it’s been a month since the Shakti fundraiser that raised $2056 to help protect migrant & refugee women ♥️ Thanks everyone who bought my work. It doesn’t end there for Shakti so keep your eyes peeled. I’ve become part of another amazing new initiative that also helps girls & women so please stayed tuned for that too! 👯‍♀️ I need to update my sites terribly coz I’ve done so many more new things since July and with new projects piling up, sorry to anyone I’ve been meaning to catch up with for SO long but couldn’t bc conflicting schedules- u prob still won’t see me for some more weeks 😭 But big word vomit life update- I’m super happy & getting arguably enough sleep & I’ve got a honey who sends me food & flowers to work though he’s not even in the country. I’m going to like 4 concerts soon & my band @sangria_nights is back on the rise so that’s ANOTHER thing to watch out for 🌝🌝🌝 It’s like my birthday never ended and I’m in heaven. I think that’s everything sooo, thank u thank u

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So stoked to share the poster I made for HEX 🌕 I first saw them open for The Kills some moons ago and fell in love. They are absolute trailblazers of witch rock- come see them play Meow in Wellington with Waterfalls and Linen before they leave to set the USA on fire! 🔥 Tickets from Just The Ticket @justtheticketnz. Thank you @witches_of_the_hex. . . . . @meowedwardst @waterfalls_._._ #hex #thebesthex #hexband #witchesofhex #waterfall #linen #witchrock #witchmusic #gig #gigposter #gigart #wellingtongig #wellingtonband #nzmusic #nzgigs #nzmade #metal #metalgig #heavymetal #synthpop #experimentalrock #psychedelicrock #livemusic #tour #usatour #americantour #tourposter #tourart #meow #witchmusic #witchart

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Not a yawn but the face of a cat who loves metal 🤘🏼🔪 @unamus.empire

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Ooowee, ink is juicy👅 How differently it behaves to anything else I’ve used before has been a big learning curve. Getting to know a new medium is my fave thing. I’m pretty happy with how my first go at ink turned out & can’t wait to do more! ❣️

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First draft in a series for my fave new band Unamus & their upcoming gigs 🐍🔪 Knife of Insanity is my favourite song. More song-inspired pieces to come. Thanks so much to the band @unamus.empire for letting me do some work for you, I fucking love the music. Check em on SoundCloud! #handpainted #gigposter #gigposterart

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I’m doing some dream work I can’t quite share yet.... here’s an oldie but goodie 💋

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It’s Leo season my dudes ♌️ I had been thinking of drawing star signs as flash sheets for a while & it’s great fun. Tag a beautiful Leo 🌞 I’m lucky to know so many!

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Snake lady by the man @luckyfelixtattoo 💪🏼 Thanks Felix I love her 🐍💃🏻

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Ride the tiger, you can see his stripes but you know he’s clean 🐅 Before my Auckland trip I’d be up til 3 am every night sorting out the works for Shakti and off to my job at 7 am. But it was so good to draw something just for fun 🖤 When my morning coffee wasn’t doing it for me anymore, listening to Dio first thing in the morning sure worked to hype me up for the day- hoping to do more song or album cover-inspired things soon! 🤘🏼🤘🏼 #ronniejamesdio #Dio #holydiver #flash #flashinspired #blackwork #flashsheet

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24 and there’s so much more ✨ We raised $2056 for Shakti Refuge for migrant & refugee women and I am amazed ♥️ Thanks everyone for your kindness. That’s $514 that people have spent on my art (and lemonade lol) which is crazy to me, since I sold quite small things like $5 cards. Grateful to my parents who are helping me match it as my present- their generosity has always been my greatest example by always giving so much when they themselves have little. Reppin this sick Kimbra tee that @goldelux got me, thank you for spending the weekend with me my Betty ♥️ Love youuuu. #happiestbirthdayiveverhad

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