Video by @sugar_boogerz
Slicing, sizzling, smoking — Laurel Driskill (@sugar_boogerz) cuts through meltable objects with a hot knife and revels in the results. “It’s seriously so fun,” says Laurel, a 24-year-old student of painting and animation who lives in Massachusetts. “It keeps me young. I love when my grocery basket is full of crayons, glitter and Play-Doh.”
Laurel turned to creating her #ASMR videos (that’s autonomous sensory meridian response, when certain sounds and visuals cause relaxing tingling on the head and neck) while she was going through her divorce. “I needed an outlet: something to focus on that was outside of myself and that gave back to the world,” says Laurel. “I get messages all the time saying thank you and expressing gratitude for making my videos. My ASMR journey is an example of a very good thing that came from a really bad thing.”
Watch our story to see Laurel’s ASMR experiments.