It’s been a year since the release of Shelves, and we’re counting down to the crowning moment when Crow Friends come home to roost. But they aren’t returning empty-beaked. Our Crow Friends have been busy “borrowing” items to add their unique touch to the collection. Look closely, and you might just find some familiar pieces among the things they’ve picked up!
Crow Friends is a generative art collection by 13-year-old artist Nomegla. This project departs from Nomegla’s pixel art found in Shelves and Voxels. Crow Friends is hand drawn, and the themes focus on traits found in real crow species. But don’t expect a David Attenborough documentary here – the collection includes a fair share of myth, magic, and even objects reminiscent of their Shelves adventures.
Nomegla, the Artist Giving a Flying Flock
Spend a moment getting to know Nomegla, an emerging artist who’s proving that when it comes to creativity and imagination, age is just a number. Nomegla, a lover of art and animals alike, found an unexpected silver lining during the loneliness of the 2020 pandemic lockdown, making friends with the neighbourhood crows.
My crow friends have made me laugh, inspire a lot of my art, and taught me that friends can come in all sorts of packages. They’re not just birds to me; they’re really my friends.
Hey, it’s Nomegla, and I’m excited to tell you about my crow friends! They’ve become like real friends to me. When I go outside and shout, “Crow Crow Crow,” they all come flying in looking for peanuts. Some are polite and take just one, but some are pretty greedy. I’ve even seen one grab four at once! 🥜 They follow me to my bus stop, and it’s like having my own winged entourage. During baby season, I’ve never been attacked – they just seem to know I’m a friend.
One of my favorites is Floofy Pants. He’s got these fluffy feathers that make it look like he’s wearing pants. He even introduced me to his babies!
I’ve heard stories about crows giving gifts like rings and coins to people. And I laughed so hard about the crow using a Suica card to get into a Tokyo train station. But that story about a crow getting a dagger in Vancouver was a bit scary. I hope to see the albino crow on Vancouver Island someday. I’m always sad when I see a dead crow friend, and I make sure to say a little goodbye.
My crow friends have made me laugh, inspire a lot of my art, and taught me that friends can come in all sorts of packages. During a time when I felt really lonely, they showed up and have been there ever since. They’re not just birds to me; they’re really my friends. I can’t wait for you to meet them in my new project, “Crow Friends.” Stay tuned, and keep looking up!
🔥Join Crow Friends Summer Events🔥
Want to make your own Crow Friends? Spread your wings and join us!
➡️ Crow Friends Costume: Dive beak-first into the excitement! Sign our guest book (or message us your wallet on X-Twitter), and you’ll snag yourself a Limited Edition Crow Friends Voxels costume. 👗 Snag it!
🏴☠️ Crow Friends Treasure Hunt: The game is afoot, or rather, a-wing! Crack the seven clues to find the “borrowed” treasures that our sly Crow Friends have stashed away. These are no mere shiny trinkets but traits directly from the Crow Friends NFT collection. Find Vincent’s treasure stolen by Crow Friends and earn one of the free mint spots.
🎉 Hawt Crow Summer Party: August 30th, 12pm Pacific Time. Ever dreamed of starring in a music video? Now’s your chance! Shake a tail feather at our summer party in Voxels, and you could find yourself in the spotlight in our music video.
🎥 Hawt Crow Summer Music Video Premiere Party: It’s the moment everyone’s been waiting for: the premiere of our summer party music video.
🪙 Mint Crow Friends: This is the grand finale, the moment our Crow Friends have been preparing for. Watch as the crafty crows take their place in the NFT spotlight, bringing with them stories from their adventures.
Minting Flight Path
We’ve got an exciting flight plan for our minting process.
- Airdrop: A token of appreciation to our Shelves holders (333 tokens) and Crow Friends allow list.
- Pre-Mint Pass: Select communities will get 50% off public mint and a pass that will convert into an editioned piece.
- Public Mint: The grand event will last for one week.