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Victim of Love

With Valentine's Day coming up, I'm going through my box of past projects and posting a love-related piece every day this week. This is Day 2 of 5.

Not interested in love right now? Hate it? We've all been there, and this Valentine's Day post is all about that sentiment.

Around the time I was starting out in graphic design, I was also working my way out of a toxic relationship and found myself turning to visual art for the first time. Turning my obsessive thoughts into something more constructive helped me move on from them, and eventually I was able to turn my negative feelings into something a little more humorous and digestible as well. A few relics from that period are below:

"Lovefool" is a pattern inspired by my mom's retro laundry basket. It started off with a bird's life cycle, but I ultimately changed the kissing pair into a broken hearted dialogue, with one bird professing love while the other called it a fool. Very emo. Still enjoy the pattern though!

"Lovefool" is a pattern inspired by my mom's retro laundry basket. It started off with a bird's life cycle, but I ultimately changed the kissing pair into a broken hearted dialogue, with one bird professing love while the other called it a fool. Very emo. Still enjoy the pattern though!

Cheesy and somewhat misandrist (hover over the image if you have trouble reading them), but by the time I was done with each sketch all the negativity was gone. How can you possibly be this ridiculous and take your situation seriously at the same time? Maybe there's a sympathy card or two for a similarly broken-hearted friend in these silly sketches somewhere...

Well, I think I've embarrassed myself enough here =) For those in the same boat right now, I hope you got a chuckle or two, or at least a little Amen, Sista! hehe