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    Kirsten Sims: Day 160

Art: Kirsten Sims' charming little worlds are bound to improve a grizzly morning

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Just in case your day was unravelling a bit joylessly, here’s some funny, whimsical artwork to give it a little boost of happiness, like the dash of Ribena in your glass of water, or the spoonful of jam in your porridge. Kirsten Sims is an artist, designer and illustrator from Stellenbosch, South Africa, whose funny images are more or less guaranteed to brighten your day.

She’s a pro at filling landscapes with little long-limbed characters, each with their own private narrative playing quietly out in their immediately vicinity, while the rest of the pictured world continues on, unaware. The result is naïve without being saccharine, and charming in a way entirely unique to her style. Thanks for the pick-me-up, Kirsten!

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    Kirsten Sims: S Strange Paradise

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    Kirsten Sims: Dalebrook pool

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    Kirsten Sims: Day 162

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    Kirsten Sims: Day 160

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    Kirsten Sims: Day 158

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    Kirsten Sims: The Philosophy Class

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    Kirsten Sims: Day 154


Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.