Frying eggs in your underwear, reading in bed, watching tv with girlfriends, standing in front of an empty fridge— they’re small, everyday moments that all women experience when they’re alone. While they may not seem like much when you’re actually living them, artist Sally Nixon found a way to elevate them into a shared universal experience with her colorful, stylized illustrations.
The Arkansas-based illustrator took to her Instagram page to showcase her work. The immediacy of the subject matter combined with the immediacy of the platform introduced her to a receptive audience who totally get her sweetly irreverent comics. She imbues meaning and joy into her subjects’ solitary daily doings. You feel a sense of creative solidarity with the woman sketching at her drafting table late at night, her cat curled up at her feet. Putting together a piece of IKEA furniture gets a glam upgrade with a chic bob and faux fur coat— the contradictions between simplicity and thoughtfulness, loneliness and contentment is something anyone can relate to, woman or man. [source: designyoutrust.com]