One of the best things about discovering an artist is when their work speaks to you, straight to your heart. When you see your thoughts, your experiences, your emotions, basically your life, reflected through the artistic imagery of a complete stranger. That’s the kind of connection that makes art so unique.
I felt that way instantly when I stumbled upon Yaoyao Ma Van As, an illustrator who has a way of capturing the simple, insignificant, every day occurrences of our daily life.
She focuses mainly on time spent alone, which we never seem to think as special. But she does. And she reminds us that alone time is necessary and can be magical in our own little way.
Here’s a compilation of my favourite drawings, the ones that really spoke to me as I saw myself going through these moments, and they will most likely make me enjoy them a little bit more next time they happen.
When you catch the first sign of that crisp autumn air.