Artist’s Drawings Remind Us To Appreciate The Little Moments With Our Dogs

It can be difficult to put into words just how much you love
your dog. The pure joy they inject into our lives can elevate even
the most everyday moments into something worth telling everybody
about.

Los Angeles based artist Yaoyao Ma Van As tells the story of her
and her beloved pooch in incredible illustrations on Instagram. The
cute, colorful pictures are guaranteed to give you warm, fuzzy
feelings when you see yourself and your favorite companion in the
totally relatable day-to-day situations Ma Van As illustrates.

Ma Van As and Parker
(Instagram)

Van Ma As is happily married and living with her husband, but
most of her drawings depict a life alone with her dog, Parker. She
tells the Huffington Post,

“Living alone isn’t as scary as it seems! Yes, there were
definitely times that it sucked, but there were also countless
amazing moments as well. It’s knowing that you’re on your own,
and each decision you make is directly affecting how you move
forward with your life. Each day you learn to be more independent
than the day before. It’s definitely an experience that should be
embraced.”

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on Mar 2, 2017
at 8:16am PST

Anyway, is it really living alone if you have a dog?

Ma Van As tells a story that many of us are familiar with. The
ups and downs of living a life shared with a dog. Many of her
drawings are of moments we may take for granted, or even consider a
low point in our day when we’re experiencing them. But these are
also the times we tend to miss when our dogs have left us.

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on Aug 20, 2017
at 12:01pm PDT

She shows us these moments in a way that make us wistful, even
if your dog was just nosing you awake a few hours ago.

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Ma Van As may now be best known for the work she posts on
Instagram, but she has also worked for Disney TV Animation, Rick
& Morty, and Warner Brothers Animation, among others.

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on Oct 5, 2017
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Parker is a Chihuahua/Cocker Spaniel mix that was adopted four
years ago.

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on Oct 9, 2017
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He doesn’t appear in every picture, but he adds something
wonderful when he does.

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on Dec 13, 2017
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Yaoyao Ma Van As’ work is available to buy in prints! You can
buy many of these photos and more online at her INPRNT store.
Follow her on
Instagram
to see more of her work!

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Cuddles and kisses #illustration

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