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Miss Lola Rose, Muse!

Pink Butterfly headpiece and drawing of Lola Rose by Suzanne ForbesI am so inspired by Berlin drag performer Miss Lola Rose.

Here are two summer works inspired by her style and beauty. I spent much of this spring making this headpiece for Miss Lola, who is working on a piece with a song about butterflies.

Butterfly Headpiece of Holographic vinyl UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film for Miss Lola Rose by Suzanne Forbes August 2022 6Then I had to take a hiatus as my health crashed, and I finally finished it a week ago.

It’s made of holographic vinyl, UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film, plus lots of gradient pearls, AB crystals and gold lace.

Butterfly Headpiece of Holographic vinyl UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film for Miss Lola Rose by Suzanne Forbes August 2022There are a dozen hand-cast pink UV resin butterflies with glitter inclusions, panels of iridescent Angelina Fantasy Film in the laser-cut butterfly frontispiece, and uncountable pearls and crystals on the flowers.

Pink Butterfly headpiece for Lola Rose by Suzanne ForbesThis might be the last big piece like this I do, as it’s harder for me to sit up for long periods.

I’m glad this one came out so well, and I cannot wait to see what Miss Lola does with it.

Lola Rose birthday drawing by Suzanne Forbes Aug 22 2022As for the drawing of Miss Lola, I made it during my sick leave cause I was so inspired I HAD TO DRAW!

I took six weeks of sick leave from my Patreon this summer, my first break in seven years. But on August 22, Miss Lola had her birthday cabaret. The power of Berlin’s drag scene and Miss Lola Rose in particular is so great, I was moved to make this drawing while watching her livestream from Tipsy_Bear_Berlin. Lola went to special lengths to make sure me and other housebound folx could watch, and it meant so much to me to share in the experience.

What a show!!

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue documenting and decorating Berlin performers as a shielding disabled person.


Lola Rose’s Second Annual Black History (Herstory, Theirstory) Shows!

Miss Lola Rose has made this February bright with her three week long Second Annual Black History Show!

Tipsy Bear Berlin is closed for the second German lockdown, but that doesn’t stop Miss Lola. This show features Lola Rose streaming her live performance from the TB stage and hosting some of Berlin’s incredible Black performers via video. Previous Lola at TB drawing here!

The show has been held over another week and has one more episode, Weds Feb 17 on the Tipsy Bear twitchstream!

Gorgeous FKA, seen below, is on sound in the booth and performs as well.

FKA for Lola Rose Second Annual Black History Show by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2021I love to draw FKA!

Somehow this multitalented superstar always comes out like a cartoon superheroine.

Akynos Ice Cream by Suzanne Forbes feb 10 2021The Incredible, Edible Akynos shared her “Ice Cream” video.

This is the PG beginning of it – it gets very exciting! Akynos is one of the Black Berlin performers who has a Patreon. Fellow white people, if you can support white friends on Patreon, you can add some support for Black and BIPOC creators! Follow Akynos and check out the important performer and sw activist work she does: linktree and on Insta and twitter too!

Godx Noirphiles by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2021

This is the indelible, blazing GodXXX Noirphiles from a performance video I saw for the first time during this show.

It was recorded in Munich in 2019, and you can really see GodXXX impact the audience. Rarely have I seen minds so blown. GodXXX Noirphiles also has a GetThemPaidtreon!

He/she/they are posting incredible new work, like this video on Precolonial Black Queer and Trans History and their groundbreaking Queer Birthing Series. You can help support this new parent, House of Living Colors mama, and powerful creative! Linktree here, Insta here!

Deni Rose by Suzanne Forbes Feb 17 2021I loved the piece Lola’s Drag Niece Deni Rose created for the show.

The storytelling, the dancing, the bath with chandelier earrings – Deni Rose is amazing.

There’s a money pool for the performers of this show here!

I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue to work safely at home, documenting Queer Berlin.

As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and pleeeasssure in any way they choose.