Positive Sign #6

Positive Signs is a weekly series of interpretive diagrams, quotes, and speculations on creativity, optimism*, and the lives of artists, published every Wednesday through June.

Christine Wong Yap, Positive Sign #4 (Nine Elements of Flow), 2011, glitter and neon pen with iridescent foil print on gridded vellum, 8.5 x 11 in / 21.5 x 28 cm. 9 elements of flow. balance between challenges and skills. merging of action and awareness. absence of distractions. no worry of failure. disappearance of self-consciousness. distortion of time. the activity becomes autotelic. clear goals. immediate feedback. the secret to a happy life is to learn to get flow from as many sources as possible. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Christine Wong Yap, Positive Sign #6 (Nine Elements of Flow), 2011; glitter and neon pen with iridescent foil print on gridded vellum; 8.5 x 11 in./21.5 x 28 cm.

*Notwithstanding brief forays into the nature of space, stuff, experience, and cognition.

Next Wednesday: Positive Signs #7 & 8 on the relationship between flow and happiness.

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