Absurd, Overheard, and Illustrated

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"God, bless my family, and please find the atheist squirrels that ate my Christmas lights and fry them with your awesome laser eyes. Amen." 

Karen Kurycki has her ears open and her pen ready. Between design gigs and her day job, the Florida-based illustrator collects statements she and her followers overhear (much like the prayer above) and adds a little color. 

"There are a lot of crazy things people say around me that I feel should be documented in one place," she writes. "These statements may not always make sense, but they'll usually make you laugh."

Kurycki describes her project, Absurd, Overheard as a "Kids Say the Darndest Things" for adults. And while she's more than happy to jot down things her friends say, she hopes they don't start to censor everything they say in fear of it ending it up online. 

 See more of her work here.

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