2020 has been rough on all of us, and staying put is hard when the world around you seems to be spiraling out of control. But there’s a silver lining to staying home: at least we’ve been cured of our FOMO.
Chloe Joyce’s illustrations will help you rediscover the joys of staying in. Featuring mainly women, her characters are seen lounging about in their underwear, solving a crossword, and practicing yoga. In other words: celebrating their alone time
“I just like to draw things that I want to see or that I find nice and interesting and that make me happy,” explained Joyce in an interview with Goat Story. One of these things are house plants. “I love nature and plants,” says Joyce, “they always feature heavily in my illustrations.”
Scrolling through her illustrations might, indeed, inspire you to water your houseplants. “There’s never any one way that I approach work,” says Joyce, explaining the creative process itself. “I’m not an organized person so it doesn’t make sense for me to take an organized approach,” she adds. “Sometimes I’ll come up with an idea on the bus and I’ll scribble it down or it could be in the middle of the night when I get up and I’ll have to stay up the rest of the night trying to bring it to life.”
Joyce’s take on home-life is exactly what our Instagram feed needed: