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Artist perfectly captures the little joys of living alone in 23 gorgeous illustrations

Artist perfectly captures the little joys of living alone in 23 gorgeous illustrations

Set mostly inside a colorful, cozy house, the series depicts the ins-and-outs of her character's everyday life, showing how living alone comes with a plethora of perks.

Los Angeles-based artist Yaoyao Ma Van As' style of drawing can only be described as "dreamy." With a special knack for capturing the magic in the mundane, the art director, painter, and illustrator brings a fairy-tale touch to the real-life moments she depicts in her artwork. While some consider living alone to be a lonely affair, through her illustrations, Ma Van As explores the overlooked little joys of having your own space. Set mostly inside a colorful, cozy house, the series depicts the ins-and-outs of her character's everyday life, showing how living alone comes with a plethora of perks.

 



 

 

From making the space truly yours — be it with hair clumps, piled dishes, spilled coffee stains, or unwashed piles of laundry — to enjoying quiet mornings with a steaming cup of coffee and your furbaby, Ma Van As' subject is quite content with her life. The artist's distinctive style and characteristically colorful palette beautifully give life to the often forgotten sense of security and peace that makes living alone something everyone should experience at least once in life. Here are 23 of our most favorite illustrations from this series:

1. Nothing beats some peace and quiet after a long day

 



 

 

2. Mark your territory

 



 

 

3. Fill your room with your favorite songs

 



 

 

4. Your own slice of heaven

 



 

 

5. Let both the lows and highs wash over you

 



 

 

6. Midnight fridge raids with zero guilt

 



 

 

7. Be a slob when you feel like it

 



 

 

8. Sweatpants + tea + rain = bliss

 



 

 

9. Who even needs plates?

 



 

 

10. Your very own personal spa at home

 



 

 

11. Dance like no one is watching

 



 

 

12. Reflective mornings are the best start to a day

 



 

 

13. Every coffee stain has a story to tell

 



 

 

14. You never know when inspiration hits

 



 

 

15. Turn every mundane activity into a party of one

 



 

 

16. Let your inner child roam free

 



 

 

17. Shake it off

 



 

 

18. Some days are for lazing in bed all-day

 



 

 

19. Tend to your wounds in peace

 



 

 

20. Cook up a storm

 



 

 

21. Every mess is art depending on how you look at it

 



 

 

22. Looooooong baths

 



 

 

23. Be unapologetically you

 



 

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