For Fifty Days, I Illustrated My Boyfriend And I Experiencing Random Happy Moments That We Are Grateful For Every Day (50 New Pics)

Hi, I’m Simon.

I recently drew 50 days of happinessshared with my boyfriend, as the second part of my 100 Days of Happiness Project (Day 51 to 100).

The year 2020 has been a difficult year for many of us, especially because of the coronavirus. In order to stay positive, I decided to create a visual gratitude journal on my Instagram page.

The objective of this project was also to give visibility to LGBT couples and normalize sweet moments shared between gay couples. Throughout the illustrations, you will also witness the progression of our relationship, from maintaining a long-distance relationship between Copenhagen and Stockholm to finally moving in together.

Scroll all the way down to view post 100 from my 100 Days of Happiness.

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Day 63: Enjoying A Nice Bowl Of Ramen

Day 63: Enjoying A Nice Bowl Of Ramen

What’s your favorite food on a rainy day? Mine is a cold noodle soup (물냉면) with some LA kalbi and a beer. Unfortunately, it’s been a challenge to find it in Stockholm, so the next best thing is a big bowl of ramen with a beer or some soju, always in great company.

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mr. cheeto chester10 hours ago

I FRIKIN LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE RAMEN13ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

Day 96: Moving In Together

Day 96: Moving In Together

It has been a busy few weeks since Patric officially moved to Copenhagen. We are still going through a few boxes and more shelves to put up, but we are happy to work together towards our new home.

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pansexualandproud9 hours ago

cute11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

Day 80: Which Local Area Did You Discover During The Pandemic?

Day 80: Which Local Area Did You Discover During The Pandemic?

Last weekend we visited Venngarn Castle, north of Sigtuna.

Less than an hour drive from Stockholm, we’ve spent the day walking in a beautiful garden, visiting an antique shop, and enjoying a traditional Swedish lunch.

This drawing was inspired by a painting of two knights with head cut-outs (swipe to see reference picture). I decided to take a more modern approach by updating our wardrobe.

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Draco Malfoy9 hours ago

That blue blazer is looking pretty fresh haha3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

Day 98: Enjoying Our Seaside View In The Morning

Day 98: Enjoying Our Seaside View In The Morning

My boyfriend and I recently moved to our new apartment. The highlight is definitely the beautiful seaside view and sunrises we get to experience every morning from our balcony.

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bi panda9 hours ago

lol2Reply#5 

Day 99: Celebrating The Lunar New Year Together

Day 99: Celebrating The Lunar New Year Together

February 12 marked the new year on the lunar calendar. I’ve always loved the lunar new year for the large gatherings and the ridiculous amount of food.

This year is a bit different as we are not able to meet in larger groups. I’ve decided to draw us eating 汤圆 (tang yuan). These glutinous sweet rice balls are also a homonym for reunion 团圆. That’s my wish for this year of the Ox, to be able to have large gatherings around the world with my family and friends.

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purple boi10 hours ago

omg i love lunar new year7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

Day 94: Enjoying A Cozy Christmas Night

Day 94: Enjoying A Cozy Christmas Night

What I love about Christmas is being surrounded by your loved ones. This year, we might not be able to travel back home or spend time with our parents, but we are fortunate to celebrate with close friends. We are very grateful for the new friendships we have created and for nurturing the old ones.

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pansexualandproud9 hours ago

aww, that’s adorable3ReplyView more comments#7 

Day 66: When It’s Time To Shave His Beard

Day 66: When It's Time To Shave His Beard

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pansexualandproud9 hours ago

pfft5ReplyView more comments#8 

Day 84: Creating Memories Together

Day 84: Creating Memories Together

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Lisa loves cats39 minutes ago

aww, these are so cute and wholesome1Reply#9 

Day 90: Cooking Together

Day 90: Cooking Together

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Eden Moore9 hours ago

awwww2ReplyView more comments#10 

Day 72: What’s Your Fondest Childhood Memory?

Day 72: What’s Your Fondest Childhood Memory?

While visiting my family in Paris, we had some delicious Chinese food. It reminded me of that sweet memory when my mother and I used to make jiao zi (饺子) together.

My mom would spend the whole morning prepping the dough and meat. As a family, we would spend almost the whole day folding them together. She was never really impressed by my folding skills.

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Pokémonlover10 hours ago

Ohhhhh… their Chinese!1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

Day 64: Have You Ever Been In A Long Distance Relationship?

Day 64: Have You Ever Been In A Long Distance Relationship?

The silver lining of the corona was that we were able to confine together for the last 100 days in Stockholm..

Now that I’m back in Copenhagen we have resumed our long-distance romance with a lot of FaceTime and text messages.

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Sneeze9 hours ago

I’m currently in a long distance relationship, (some of yall may have already heard of this) my gf is 500 miles away, but since we’re minors its really hard to see each other, and she hasn’t come out to her parents yet so its awkward. We’ve been dating for 2 years now, and I haven’t seen her in a year and a half.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

Day 61: When’s The Last Time You Called Your Mom?

Day 61: When’s The Last Time You Called Your Mom?

Yesterday was the first time my partner was able to see his mother after 2.5 months of distancing. They gathered in their garden in the suburbs of Stockholm to celebrate Mother’s day.

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mr. cheeto chester10 hours ago

not since the middle of covid1ReplyView more comments#13 

Day 71: Cheering With A Beautiful View Of The Eiffel Tower

Day 71: Cheering With A Beautiful View Of The Eiffel Tower

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Shoto.Todoroki6 hours ago

so cute!!!1Reply#14 

Day 65: Snacking On Shrimps Before Going Out For Dinner

Day 65: Snacking On Shrimps Before Going Out For Dinner

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purple boi10 hours ago

oh i love shrimp2ReplyView more comments#15 

Day 85: Getting Used To Day Light Savings

Day 85: Getting Used To Day Light Savings

Last Sunday in Europe, we turned back our clocks to gain an extra hour.

I love the feeling of sleeping in the next day and realizing that it’s still only 8:30 o’clock in the morning. On the other hand, my boyfriend doesn’t seem to be a morning person despite the bonus sleeping time.

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mr. cheeto chester10 hours ago

I DESPISE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#16 

Day 68: Falling In Love With Every Dog We See

Day 68: Falling In Love With Every Dog We See

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Sneeze9 hours ago

WHAT YOU NEED A DOG ITS A MANDATORY PART OF EVERY FAMILY (or cat)6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

Day 70: When We Meet Up At The Airport

Day 70: When We Meet Up At The Airport

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Doggo Froggo9 hours ago

Aaaawwwwwwww4ReplyView more comments#18 

Day 76: When He Is Proud Of His Farmer’s Tan

Day 76: When He Is Proud Of His Farmer's Tan

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Sneeze9 hours ago

I’m always ashamed of mine, because all the other girls have perfect tans but I run instead, and its really cloudy in Ohio so you get tanned accedentially2Reply#19 

Day 69: When We Order Food At The Restaurant

Day 69: When We Order Food At The Restaurant

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Gold roses9 hours ago

Lol 

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Day 87: Going To An Onsen

Day 87: Going To An Onsen

Last week we celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday by treating ourselves to a spa getaway. A 20-min ferry ride away from Stockholm, the Japanese-theme spa included ryokan, saunas, and a variety of heated outside pools.

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Grey Unicorn10 hours ago

Omg! I love those! Only been to 1, most relaxing day of my life!1Reply#21 

Day 67: Do You Ever Have A Bad Hair Day?

Day 67: Do You Ever Have A Bad Hair Day?

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purple boi10 hours ago

haha cute lol1ReplyView more comments#22 

Day 60: Enjoying My Picnic Birthday Celebration

Day 60: Enjoying My Picnic Birthday Celebration

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Sneeze9 hours ago

happy birthday! (even tho its prob passed)3ReplyView more comments#23 

Day 59: I Have Quite An International Group Of Friends Scattered Around The Globe

Day 59: I Have Quite An International Group Of Friends Scattered Around The Globe

With the travel ban, it’s sad to not be able to see them in person. My good friend Gloria from Hong Kong recently mentioned how much she misses Sweden. I decided to bring her back to her happy place through my illustration in rosenträdgården, Stockholm. She provided the picture and I transported her there, with a nice flower crown to celebrate spring and a crisp glass of Prosecco.
 

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Mia Garza2 hours ago

I love this art!!! 

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Day 78: Enjoying Our Pumpkin Spice Latte

Day 78: Enjoying Our Pumpkin Spice Latte

Every September I have to grab a pumpkin spice latte. It’s not because I particularly like the taste of it, but it has become more of a fall tradition. I get very nostalgic during that time of the year, especially being away from Canada.

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Theron Carpenter4 hours ago

I spit out my pumpkin spice latte too3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

Day 91: What’s Your Favourite Filter?

Day 91: What’s Your Favourite Filter?

My two-year-old nephew loves to FaceTime with me, mostly because he can play with the different filters. His favorite ones are the pizza face and the foot face.

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pansexualandproud8 hours ago

lol, that adorable1ReplyView more comments#26 

Day 89: The First Snow Day

Day 89: The First Snow Day

Growing up in Canada, the snow made our cold and dark winters more enjoyable. Especially when our school would call us to let us know that it was closing due to snowy weather. We got a few flakes here in Stockholm, enough to make me appreciate the colder months.

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purple boi10 hours ago

snuuuu fwakes1Reply#27 

Day 56: The Other Day, My Good Friends Went To Water My Plants And Check On My Apartment In Copenhagen

Day 56: The Other Day, My Good Friends Went To Water My Plants And Check On My Apartment In Copenhagen

I have been in Sweden for more than two months now, and I do miss my friends and life in Denmark.

I wanted to take the time to thank them by including these two in my #100daysofhappiness. I didn’t have a nice picture of my current apartment so I included old pictures from when I was living in Paris… the furniture is still the same though.

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Day 55: Working Out

Day 55: Working Out

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Day 54: Happy Mother’s Day!

Day 54: Happy Mother's Day!

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Day 81: What’s Your Favorite Flower Or Plant?

Day 81: What’s Your Favorite Flower Or Plant?

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purple boi8 hours ago

idk whats my fav but my fav plant is a tree1Reply#31 

Day 92: Celebrating Sankta Lucia

Day 92: Celebrating Sankta Lucia

My boyfriend remembers as a kid, having to wake up very early on that day to perform songs to the parents dressed in stars, candles, and white gowns.

With the short days in Sweden, it’s very nice to light candles at home and to walk by all the fairy lights on the streets.

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Gold roses9 hours ago

Oh I don’t celebrate sankta lucia but I love the idea of it!2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#32 

Day 74: Feeling Fashionable In Paris

Day 74: Feeling Fashionable In Paris

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purple boi8 hours ago

fashion BOIIIIIss1Reply#33 

Day 51: Smelling The Flowers On Our Walk

Day 51: Smelling The Flowers On Our Walk

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purple boi8 hours ago

‘bet it smells good1Reply#34 

Day 53: Enjoying My First Ice Cream Cone Of The Year

Day 53: Enjoying My First Ice Cream Cone Of The Year

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Day 73: When We Watched A Horror Movie Together

Day 73: When We Watched A Horror Movie Together

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Sneeze9 hours ago

Thats the opposite of my gf and I we LOVE our horror movies2Reply#36 

Day 75: Walking By The Canals In Copenhagen

Day 75: Walking By The Canals In Copenhagen

We are now back in Copenhagen and have been experiencing a few very warm days, which is amazing for this part of the world. This means that we’ve been dressing quite casually lately, wearing shorts and T-shirts.

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Day 79: When I Published My First Skillshare Class

Day 79: When I Published My First Skillshare Class

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comics7 hours ago

my familly1ReplyView more comments#38 

Day 52: Enjoying The Full Moon

Day 52: Enjoying The Full Moon

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Doggo Froggo9 hours ago

Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww2ReplyView more comments#39 

Day 86: A Friendly Shuffle Board Match

Day 86: A Friendly Shuffle Board Match

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purple boi9 hours ago

awww so cute1Reply#40 

Day 88: Relaxing All Day In Our Yukata

Day 88: Relaxing All Day In Our Yukata

Last week we were at a Japanese-theme spa outside of Stockholm. Upon arrival, we received a yukata and slippers. It was so nice to walk around the hotel, spa, and restaurant in comfortable clothes.

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Day 95: Celebrating New Year

Day 95: Celebrating New Year

First of all, I’d like to thank you all for encouraging me in my creative journey. Earlier this year, I splurged on an iPad Pro and decided to draw again after several years of inactivity. It was the best investment I have made in a long time. The Instagram community has been so welcoming and I’m so thankful for your kind words and engagement.

2020 has been tough for many of us. I wish you all a wonderful 2021 full of love, friends, and happy moments.

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Day 83: What Are You Grateful For?

Day 83: What Are You Grateful For?

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purple boi6 hours ago

awww i want a nut too0Reply#43 

Day 62: What’s Your Coffee Order?

Day 62: What’s Your Coffee Order?

The perks of working from home include enjoying different coffee shops. Sometimes the internet connection is great, often it’s not. The unpredictable WiFi means that I may need to rush back home in 5 minutes to make it to my next Zoom meeting. 

With all this back and forth, I recently misplaced my sunglasses. I wasn’t sure where so I was quite bummed. The next day, I found them at the local Starbucks where I must have left them.

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Day 58: I Love Being Able To Eat Different Types Of Food, Without Being Judged By My Partner

Day 58: I Love Being Able To Eat Different Types Of Food, Without Being Judged By My Partner

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Pokémonlover10 hours ago

U like what u like!1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#45 

Day 57: Taking A Walk In Stockholm

Day 57: Taking A Walk In Stockholm

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Mia Garza2 hours ago

This reminds me of the Beatles 0Reply#46 

Day 93: Finding Some Misltetoe

Day 93: Finding Some Misltetoe

Big steps happened this month as we are planning our move together to Copenhagen. We look forward to creating our own traditions around the holidays.

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purple boi9 hours ago

yay i love this cupple1Reply#47 

Day 100: Completing A 100 Days Of Happiness

Day 100: Completing A 100 Days Of Happiness

On February 29th, 2020 I kick-offed my #100daysofhappiness. A year later, we finally reached day 100.

This has been a great way to stay grateful every day, especially during these uncertain days of the corona. This visual diary has also shown me the progression of my relationship with my boyfriend. From traveling back and forth between Copenhagen and Stockholm to finally moving in together.

Thank you for being part of this journey.

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purple boi10 hours ago

happeyy BOIIIIIIIIIss1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#48 

Day 82: Who Are You Proud Of?

Day 82: Who Are You Proud Of?

Today I’d like to give a shout-out to my boyfriend and his brother. Their band @wearecallus reached 100,000 listens for their song Heart ii Heart!

Being happy is also about celebrating others’ accomplishments! I’m so very proud of them. 

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purple boi6 hours ago(edited)

cute > — < (cute UWU0Reply#49 

Day 97: When We Let Our Imagination Run Wild

Day 97: When We Let Our Imagination Run Wild

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ZAFIRA BRAGA9 hours ago

Among us1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#50 

Day 77: When You Plan His Photoshoot

Day 77: When You Plan His Photoshoot

It’s great to hang out with my boyfriend as he’s not shy in front of the camera. I can get a lot of really nice shots of him especially when we travel.

Now, if only he could take more flattering pictures of me and not only whenever I’m eating, that would be great…

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Hi, I’m Simon.

I’m a Canadian artist living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The year 2020 has been a difficult year for many of us especially because of the coronavirus. In order to stay positive, I decided to create a visual gratitude journal on my Instagram page. For a hundred days, I drew an experience that made me happy. Read more »

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