The Self Help Pattern Project

In a collaboration between Abbie Miller and illustrator, Maia Oustinoff Albers, the craft of pattern making takes a metaphorical turn. Try it at home!

Guilt illustration by Maia Oustinoff Albers

Guilt Free Pattern

1. Cut out pattern while concentrating on your guilt

2. Forget about step one

3. Burn the paper

4. Return to life cleansed

 


 

Weightloss illustration by Maia Oustinoff Albers

Pattern for Weight Loss

1. Unfold pattern paper 1 (paper pattern is ridiculously long and wide)

2. Cut out paper pattern

3. Fold up pattern according to dot marks

4. Repeat twice daily for 2 weeks with subsequent pattern papers 2-30

 


 

Sadness illustration by Maia Oustinoff Albers

Sadness Pattern

1. Pin pattern sheet to an old blanket

2. Cut along dotted lines

3. Remove pattern

4. Cuddle with blanket pieces

 


 

Anxiety illustration by Maia Oustinoff Albers

Anxiety Pattern

1. Rip open pattern envelope

2. Grab pattern directions

3. Read 4 times

4. Throw pattern away


Lust illustration by Maia Oustinoff Albers

Lust Pattern

1. Fuck this pattern

 

Illustrations by Maia Oustinoff Albers