I make the art I do to pull me away from the increasingly digital world that surrounds me. Every day I spend so much time in front of a glowing screen that sometimes I forget I possess five bodily senses and not just one or two. Making art makes me conscious of my hands again, and all of my work requires time-intensive, redundant movements that remind me that not everything is as instantaneous as a click of a mouse. By weaving together paper, cutting lines, and folding shapes, I manipulate drawings, photos, and prints to create new landscapes for me to explore.Elise Wehle

Not being able to sleep results in me doodlin’ up some fun patterns. #insomnia #dangtimechange #sohyper #lines #patterns #drawing #doodle #design #moleskine #polkadots #zigzags #chevron

“Before you turn on your computer, take a pencil and a pile of paper, and draw every single idea that comes to mind. Do it automatically, without thinking about quality. There will be lots of trash, but your head will be free. Ready for the brilliant ideas.” – Leszek Holdanowicz, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw. Edgar Bak 

“If you are going to do something, you might as well do it properly.” – Kris Sowersby

‘The appreciation of art is a unique characteristic of the human mind. Our response to the visual stimulation of a pleasing source causes reactions in our brain that allow us to feel good. Similar emotions come into play when one is moved by the beauty of nature whether it be on a microscopic, macroscopic or even a cosmic scale. Some images of the universe are intense enough to be intimidating, making the viewer feel dwarfed, insignificant or perhaps even afraid. More times than not though, astronomical images give us a glimpse of something abstract that fulls our senses with wonder, curiosity, intrigue.’ – the Hubble Heritage Team

By means of the internet esthetic standards have been spreading faster than ever before,

What is FLOW?

Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields.[1]

It’s so freeing, it’s beautiful in a way, to have a great failure. There’s nowhere to go but up. – David Lynch

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