Life as a parent can be hectic, but mother of four Kayela Larson has found a creative outlet for the chaos. Larson creates charming illustrations that depict life as a mother and all the humorous craziness that comes with it.
The artist’s love of art and animation was born from classic Disney movies like the Little Mermaid and The Lion King and continued to be a passion throughout her life. After college, she started a family and had kids and time for art slowly crept away. Larson said that the flame reignited one night at the kitchen table after a particularly rough day, “I decided I needed to engage myself in something that made me feel the most like me,” she wrote.
A passion that was once calming and cathartic felt awkward and foreign to her, “Staring at my ugly attempt of a portrait, I decided that “artist” was one part of my identity that I wasn’t quite ready to give up yet. I guess that was the wake-up call I needed because I immediately got to work.”
As is evident in her work Larson regained her confidence and fine-tuned her style. She now uses life to fuel her art with hilarious comics. Scroll down below to check out her work!
#2 Tender Moments
#3 Sometimes I Think My Kids Just See Me As A Giant Pillow
#4 We Bought A Retractable Leash For The Dog A Few Weeks Ago, But We Haven’t Been Able To Try Out Yet Because Shortly After It Was Snatched By My 5 Year Old Who Uses It To Repel Down Our Stair Case
#5 At Least His Honesty Is Admirable
#6 They Keep Me Humble
#7 I Workout
#8 Always Take Advantage Of Life’s Teaching Moments
#9 Smooth Move…
#10 That Time My 6 Year Old Almost Helped Me With Chores Voluntarily
#12 Things I Find In My Shoes
#13 My 3 Year Old Gossips About Her Baby Brother Like Heâ€™s A Total Outcast In The Family
#14 I Think We’ve Figured Out Why He Is 16 Months Old And Still Hasn’t Learned To Stand On His Own Yet
#15 All I Want For Christmas This Year Is A Nap
#16 My 2 Year Old Has Hit That Fun Phase Where She Likes To Tattle On Everyone And Everything
#18 The Influence Of The Media
#19 Sleep Training Is Going To Be The Death Of Me
#20 Kids Are So Great For Your Self-Esteem