As entrepreneurs and working mothers, Lay Hoon Ho (known by her stage name Arty Guava) and Tricia Pang know the importance of having a community that supports you on your journey.
†As working moms, we understand the challenges of juggling multiple responsibilities and the importance of self-care,” said Ho and Pang in an interview with Daily Hive. †Our mission is to create a safe online space for entrepreneurs, parents and artists to come together to support, cheer and celebrate each other.”
Pang, an engineer with over a decade of experience in product delivery, and Ho, a freelance senior art director with over 10 years of experience, joined forces to create and launch their first NFT collection, Guava Girls.
The collection of 1000 NFTs lives on the Ethereum blockchain and was recently launched with a coin price of 0.07 ETH.
†Our Guava Girls NFT project encourages people to work together to find balance and be the best of ourselves.” Ho and Pang explained. †We both have entrepreneurial backgrounds and were inspired by the strong communities growing in the NFT space.
“We decided to focus on a topic close to our hearts and created Guava Girls as a virtual refuge to escape the expectations and pressures of their everyday lives. By offering activities around mindfulness and sharing experiences, and by rewarding self-care and generosity, we cultivate a supportive network of like-minded people and enable us to grow together.”
Pang is the co-founder and project director of Guava Girls and Ho is the co-founder, creative director and artist behind the collection.
Guava Girls is a generative NFT collection created by illustrating individual properties in the image. Over 500 properties – different backgrounds, outfits, skin tones and items – were created and then combined to create different variations of the Guava Girl image.
†We wanted the Guava Girls to be representative of the people in our community, so we took community ideas for the individual trait, like mapping the responsibilities that balance them,” said Ho and Pang. “By listening to their stories, we are able to recognize them in the artwork and make them feel seen and appreciated. In addition, we also had a team of 12 community members from different backgrounds review the art to ensure the work is authentic without negative connotations.
†We are also grateful for the support of our team of advisors, who are women leaders in well-known NFT projects, including: Mai Akiyoshi, CEO of Curious Addys; Lily Wu, co-founder of WoW Pixies; and GD Anderson, founder of Honey Badges.”
Guava Girls NFT has already won fans over with its unique styles, with minters praising the collection on Twitter.
Our first beaten @GuavaGirlsNFT this evening! I love the dedication and effort that went into this collection.
— President Ting 🇺🇦🕊️ (@Chairman_Ting) June 30, 2022
So excited about @GuavaGirlsNFT #512 is my girl and I can’t wait to meet her. My daughter LOVES your art – we’re going to study after the reveal! @artyguava so beautiful…great work ladies @trishamafish
— PiliYarusi (@PiliYarusi) June 30, 2022
I just hit my Guava Girls!!! So excited to be unveiled, this art is beautiful and magical and insanely good AND an absolute bargain. ON BOARD https://t.co/wknBnlPqNa
— ASLAN RUBY 🦁 (@aslanruby) June 29, 2022
†The NFT community is also very encouraging for emerging artists, with buyers seeking innovative artworks, creators helping each other get on board and gain momentum, and influencers amplifying the voices of new artists,” said Ho and bang. “It’s easy for an artist to be inspired by the community – we can share our creations as well as our creative process and receive instant feedback that we can feed back into our work.
“As technology develops, there will be more innovative uses for NFTs, attracting even more people to the NFT space”
For more information, visit guavagirlsnft.com.