After going through a rough breakup two years ago, Washington, DC-based artist Mari Andrew made a point to draw and paint every single day since.
“I was literally putting happiness on the calendar. The 30 minutes I set aside a day to create art and paint was so soothing and enjoyable for me,” she told The Huffington Post.
Andrew’s funny, relatable illustrations draw inspiration from some of the most annoying realities of adulthood, from having to hop on a call when email would suffice, to Tinder dates who are just “not looking for anything right now.”
Today, the 29-year-old illustrator has more than 52,000 followers on her Instagram account, @bymariandrew.
“Everything you see is something that happened to me, including the comics about single life,” Andrew told HuffPost.
“Being single for me is 90 percent wonderful romances, travels, new experiences, self-care and confidence ― and then there’s that 10 percent that keeps me going on dates,” she joked. “Sometimes, you just really want someone to dance with in your living room and kill the bugs.”
Check out more of Andrew’s illustrations capturing the joys and minor annoyances of being a modern single lady below: