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I have become invisible : Anonymous Women by Patty Carroll

For years, all I wanted was to disappear. ​​I wanted it so badly. To be forgotten entirely. Now that the world has paused, I sit on my bed, curtains closed. Everything has stopped. I have stopped. Stopped talking to people. Stopped going for walks. Stopped going to concerts. Stopped seeing friends. Stopped leaving the house altogether. Now I am not…

Illustrations Inspired by The #BlackLivesMatter Movement – In Solidarity with George Floyd

"I can't breathe. They're going to kill me." Those were George Floyd's last words. The death of the 46-year-old African American who died in Minneapolis after police officers handcuffed and immobilized him, placing his knee on his neck for more than 8 minutes, sparked a wave of outrage worldwide. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across the…

Lola Loves… Sara Shakeel’s Glittery Health Care Workers

Sara Shakeel, who was once a dentist, is now an award-winning crystal and visual artist. Sara adds a little extra sparkle to the world with her dazzling designs. She is well known on Instagram for her glitter stretch mark art and images, but in the current global situation she has turned her attention to adding some beauty to the hardship…

Lola Loves… James Springall’s Charming Fortune Cookie Artwork

James Springall is a London-based artist who likes to combine things to create ambiguous and unsettling images. In the series “"In The End All Things Will Be Known," Springall juxtaposes fortune cookie messages to vintage images in a way that will make you laugh, smile, cry, think deeply or scratch your head in confusion. So is happiness a fortune cookie? In spite…

Lola Loves… Julian Landini’s Coloured Pencil Art

Argentinian Artist, Julian Landini can transform an art piece into something possible with only colored pencils, a couple of pens and watercolor. You can see his transformation and his many subjects that are either controversial or very thrill seeking. His illustrations are an actual representation of beauty. His subjects are never objectified but rather glorified as independent and different. This…

Lola Loves… Matthieu Bourel’s Travel Book

"Be worried. Be very worried," says the last page of Matthieu Bourel's travel book, a journal of scanned collages. It sums up the general vibe you get flicking through the digital pages of the cover's promised sabbatical. His book takes the viewer on a journey to distant countries, fully displaying the anxieties and difficulties that come with traveling to places…

Lola Loves… Drew Young Glitch Paintings

Drew Young presents a tipsy, tumbling world of youth in moments of both chaos and repose with his moody paintings. They sometimes contain elements of glitch art that feel incredibly natural and necessary to understand the scenes he portrays, like the viewer is meant to be watching the paused revelry through a broken window. These visual stories are carved out…

Lola Loves… Laura Callaghan’s Badass Girls

Irish-born, London-based illustrator Laura Callaghan creates characters. Using eye-popping colour and minute detail, she depicts women who command attention. Her female subjects never smile, holding serious, steady expressions as they sit, stand, or sprawl in rooms bursting with pop culture and literary references. Full of energy and details, her illustrations give the impression of a retro comic strip—or vintage fashion…