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11 Illustrations Show How Being Alone Can Be An Incredibly Beautiful Thing

Totally dreamy.

While living alone — or just being alone — can be a little nerve-wracking for some people, it can also be an incredibly freeing experience. 

And for artist Aeppol, being alone can mean getting a break from the hustle and bustle of a busy, working lifestyle. Aeppol tells Bored Panda that she wanted to find her own "wonderland" away from an otherwise "stuffy city." Moreover, the artist lives in Korea, and once worked an office job surrounded by other people. Now, she freelances from home. 

"Sometimes I had work that I [didn't] want to be involved with," she tells the website. "At one point, I was so tired of doing it that I quit my job and started to paint my own picture that I had dreamed about."

In a series of images on Instagram, Aeppol articulates these dreamy scenarios, drawing inspiration from fairy tales, dream stories, and nature. The results are precious images of nights at home spent listening to the rain, taking baths in peace, daydreaming out of an open window, and beyond. There are also a lot of moments spent sitting outside, taking in nature as it changes with the seasons. 

"The daily life of a little girl doing what she wanted to do without having to do in the blue [sic] and the wide woods, gave me rest and joy," Aeppol adds. "I want to continue to draw pictures of this little girl who is full of freedom, dream, innocence, and imagination."

Aeppol has garnered more than 107,000 followers on Instagram, with people writing that they find comfort in her photos.

"It's [the] first time someone's drawing make me feel warm," one person writes.

"I can just hear a fire crackling in the background," another adds.

Check out some of our favorite illustrations from Aeppol below:

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