Launching Lichendia

a woodland fairyland

Books – Art – Products – Felting Kits – Lessons

Hillary Dow, Maine artist


Limited First Edition Children’s Book of Lichendia


A Mermaid’s Passage to Lichendia, A Woodland Fairyland

When a curious mermaid, named Viéve, finds a magic shell that portals her through to a woodland fairyland named Lichendia, magical adventures await the newly winged fairy. 

Name a Character of Lichendia!

Buy a pre-sales book & earn an entry to win!

For every book purchased through our pre-sale, you will be entered into a drawing to win a chance to name a character that will appear in a children’s book of Lichendia. Every book purchase earns one entry. The drawing will take place on January 31, 2021. Good luck!

A Launch of Magical Adventures

Our first fully illustrated children’s book is right on track to be self-published and available for shipping in spring 2021. The limited first edition hardcover will be a weighty, quality book to last a lifetime, signed by the author and illustrator, Hillary Dow. The original pictures are being created with wool, and the first eight illustrations are available for sale through the end of January. ¬†

*Book purchases are a pre-sale, please expect book delivery to be delayed until spring 2021.

Lichendia is also launching with much more than books! Scroll through our shop to discover handmade felted treasures, DIY felting kits, virtual classes, original felted illustrations, and tiers of founders’ support.

Crowdfunding Campaign

  • Funds Raised Toward Goal 5.25% 5.25%

This progress bar represents funds raised toward our goal of $20,000 between now and February 28, 2021. We, the Dow family and all the characters of Lichendia, welcome you and thank you for your support! Our progress bar will be updated weekly.

Give the Gift of Books

Support the Launch of Lichendia, Join the Founder's Circle

The Founder’s Circle includes several tiers of support. The support level within each circle funds the donation of my book to local schools and libraries.

learn more about joining the Founder's Circle