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


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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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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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#6 Doing Nothing All Day

Doing Nothing All Day

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PyroarRanger 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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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