Being single and living alone can be pretty awesome, and these illustrations show why.

Created by LA-based painter, illustrator and occasional animator, Yaoyao Ma Van As, this series of illustrations pretty much sums up the magic of living alone. From leaving your marks everywhere to cleaning up whenever you want - living alone really has its perks. Keep on scrolling to check them out and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

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#1 Enjoying Some Peace And Quiet

Enjoying Some Peace And Quiet

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Daria B 1 year ago

Hmmmmh..... Not to underestimate the situation and the illustration (very beautiful picture, seriously), but can you really afford a house like that when you live alone?

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#2 Playing With Your Pup

Playing With Your Pup

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John L 1 year ago

Hiding from Charlie is impossible. When I'm home, he knows where I am every minute, and he's usually close by. Its why he's my best friend. :D

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#3 Escaping Reality

Escaping Reality

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John L 1 year ago

Reading is one of my greatest pleasures, but I've switched to my Nook eReader. That way I can carry it anywhere I choose to go, and it holds a charge for a long time. My favorite spots are the couch, or my queen bed, where Charlie can be next to me, and I can pet him while I read. When I was young, I would never have dreamed of such a thing. :O

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#4 Working Whenever You Feel Like It

Working Whenever You Feel Like It

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John L 1 year ago

I've lost count of the times I work best at night, in my basement shop, making beautiful things for my clients. Owls always do best in the evenings, and for me, this is no exception. :D

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#5 Enjoying A Cup Of Tea While Watching The Rain

Enjoying A Cup Of Tea While Watching The Rain

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Jens Büchter 1 year ago

But you can do it with your Partner either.

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#6 Doing Nothing All Day

Doing Nothing All Day

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

Agreed. Don't forget to pet your pupper!

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#7 Dancing Like No One Is Watching (Cause No One Is)

Dancing Like No One Is Watching (Cause No One Is)

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Nancy E 1 year ago

I have a dishwasher , but, I can still do ballet leaps

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#8 Cuddling With Your Best Friend

Cuddling With Your Best Friend

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John L 1 year ago

Charlie, my shih-tzu, loves to cuddle up close at night. When he gets too warm, he will move away . But once he cools off, he burrows into me once more. Its his way of saying "I love you Daddy."

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#9 Binge Eating All You Want

Binge Eating All You Want

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Ana-Maria Dan 1 year ago

Ah yes! This is how I imagined my death scene would look like. Me lounging on the couch surrounded by boxes of takeaway with Netflix playing in the background...What a way to go

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#10 Being A Little Clumsy

Being A Little Clumsy

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Andrew Cas 1 year ago

She's a Barry Allen fan !

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#11 Bathing As Long As You Want

Bathing As Long As You Want

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Master Markus 1 year ago

Am I the only one that doesn't find baths in this kind of tub that relaxing? I'm not able to stretch out in them. I much prefer a hot tub or hot spring.

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#12 Enjoying The Little Things

Enjoying The Little Things

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Nancy E 1 year ago

I am blessed to be able to enjoy little things.... a hummingbird outside the front window; watching a turtle bury its eggs in the yard; electric colored, shy , bluebirds with a new family; wild ducks munching on sunflower seeds , a stray fox or wild turkey .... the beautiful sunrises & sunsets that are free to all . Life is good !

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#13 Having A Carefree Sort Of Walk

Having A Carefree Sort Of Walk

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Nancy E 1 year ago

Love the sound of my feet crunching on the fallen Autumn leaves.

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#14 Having A Party With Yourself

Having A Party With Yourself

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cassiushumanmother 1 year ago

LOL that's me in all the pictures lit-59918b...b5ef48.jpg lit-59918b6b5ef48.jpg

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#15 Snacking Whenever You Feel Like It Without Anyone Judging You

Snacking Whenever You Feel Like It Without Anyone Judging You

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Lou Wow 1 year ago

Or eating your favourite food every day with no one knowing the depth of your obsession.

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#16 Enjoying A Morning To Yourself

Enjoying A Morning To Yourself

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1 year ago

I love her house

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#17 Meditating Without Distractions

Meditating Without Distractions

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Eglė Liubinaitė 1 year ago

I want that house! Gimme gimme gimme gimme

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#18 Working The Way You Like

Working The Way You Like

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John L 1 year ago

Now you're talking! Cuddling the little baby can be so satisfying, while you think of all the possibilities. ;D

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#19 Treating Yourself To A Whole Batch Of Cookies

Treating Yourself To A Whole Batch Of Cookies

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

i don't think i've ever made cookies without eating half of the cookie dough T.T

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#20 Enjoying Some Quality Me Time

Enjoying Some Quality Me Time

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Troux 1 year ago

Flounder!

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#21 Taking Your Time In The Mornings

Taking Your Time In The Mornings

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Robert Bailey 1 year ago

I take my time by not getting up at 5:00

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#22 Creating Your Own "Fine Dining" Rules

Creating Your Own "Fine Dining" Rules

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John L 1 year ago

Let's not forget to share with the baby. ;D

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#23 Dreaming On A Rainy Day

Dreaming On A Rainy Day

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

I love to draw in the windows, too!

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#24 Cleaning However You Like

Cleaning However You Like

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Mary Horning 1 year ago

Just like Pippi Longstocking!!

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#25 Stretching In The Morning With The Room To Yourself

Stretching In The Morning With The Room To Yourself

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Meowton Mewsk 1 year ago

That's a big ass room.

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#26 Having Your Puppy Around All The Time

Having Your Puppy Around All The Time

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Caera Dunn 1 year ago

I let my dog take baths with me, so cute!

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#27 Waking Up With Your Pup

Waking Up With Your Pup

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John L 1 year ago

Mommy, I gotta go potty. :D

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#28 Taking It All In On Your Morning Walk

Taking It All In On Your Morning Walk

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Nancy E 1 year ago

Yep, this makes me think

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#29 Melting Away Your Troubles

Melting Away Your Troubles

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John L 1 year ago

Isn't one's imagination just wonderful?! Its so easy to graduate from a regular bathtub to a super-duper tiled tub, all with the stroke of a pen/pencil.

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#30 Marking Your Territory

Marking Your Territory

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1 year ago

whew.. im not the only one who do that

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#31 Doing Laundry Wherever You Want

Doing Laundry Wherever You Want

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John L 1 year ago

My unfolded laundry is Charlie's favorite place to sleep when we aren't in bed. ;D

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#32 Trying On All Your Clothes

Trying On All Your Clothes

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Joni Nelis 1 year ago

she has great legs! :)

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#33 Releasing Your Inner Artist

Releasing Your Inner Artist

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

I think the floor is a masterpiece

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#34 Being By Your Pups Side

Being By Your Pups Side

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

cant make the bed yet doggo is having a rest

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#35 Working On Your Flexibility

Working On Your Flexibility

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LRevello 1 year ago

Stitch again <3

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#36 Making A Mess

Making A Mess

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

Totally me... definitely.

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#37 Leaving Your Hair Everywhere Because You Can

Leaving Your Hair Everywhere Because You Can

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1 year ago

that's a bit too much for me '-'

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