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A Simple Form of Happy: 10 Stick Figure Drawings That Will Make You Smile

It’s always exciting when our children’s drawings progress beyond nonsensical scribbles on paper and into stick figures. Suddenly their ideas have more meaning. They seem more concrete. When those stick figures begin to thicken up and take on more life-like qualities, that’s when we really start to burst with pride. Behold, our artist in miniature! But perhaps we should pause to enjoy the simplistic genius of a line drawing.

Dana Marcelle has been drawing stick figures for 20 years. She began as a child drawing pictures of her crushes and has progressed to producing daily works in the form of a comic on her website. They are fun and happy and good for a laugh. Here are a few of my favorites:

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  • Coffee 1 of 10
    Coffee
    It's always worth the trouble. Even the kind of trouble Dana illustrates here.
  • Dancing 2 of 10
    Dancing
    Even simple lines can convey an art.
  • Hula-hooping 3 of 10
    Hula-hooping
    Even stick figures find it challenging.
  • Dresses 4 of 10
    Dresses
    Stick figures can be fashion forward.
  • Trampoline jumping 5 of 10
    Trampoline jumping
    It doesn't take much to bring a childhood joy to life.
  • Kite flying 6 of 10
    Kite flying
    "Sometimes I like kites in scary shapes," writes Dana.
  • Sunshine 7 of 10
    Sunshine
    This would be a steamy trip up.
  • Talk to me in flowers 8 of 10
    Talk to me in flowers
    What woman doesn't want to have a conversation in this manner?
  • A pie tree 9 of 10
    A pie tree
    This is arguably the best variety of make-believe tree.
  • Talk to me about things 10 of 10
    Talk to me about things
    Dana finds a way to illustrate a conversation.

See more of Dana’s work on her Tumblr.

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