What I Have Learned from Cut Paper

  1. Slowness is underrated in the world of rush and hurry.
  2. On average, it takes about 4-8 times longer to cut something out compared to drawing it.
  3. Other people want me to cut faster, a lot faster.
  4. Patience pays off.
  5. Don’t put off making your own work to accommodate others.
  6. Craftsmanship is valuable.
  7. Let the artist block crumble on its own. It will.
  8. Let your work surprise you.
  9. Knowing how to use the computer helps a lot, just don’t let it replace your hands.
  10. I can’t work when other people’s in the room.
  11. Solitude is a necessity.
  12. More is more.
  13. It’s all in the details.
  14. Put in the hours, it’s the only way.
  15. What seems easy is often not.
Bovey Lee, What it takes to cut out a line, June 2013

Bovey Lee, What it takes to cut out a line, June 2013

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3 thoughts on “What I Have Learned from Cut Paper

    • Jestem leÅ„. Zawsze jestem, ale nie zawsze komentujÄ™. ZaskoczyÅ‚a mnie ostatnio Peszek ze swojÄ… cud muzÄ…. Jak można coÅ› takiego wymyÅ›lić? ZainspirowaÅ‚a mne)i;)CiepÅ‚ego dzionka, twórczego:)

    • Thank you, Bonnie. I feel like we’re walking a zig-zag line between staying positive and planning for the end. Hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, I guess. I really relate to your experience with Frank, and will make my next cup of tea a Constant Comment one so I can pretend that you and I are chatting at the kitchen table…xoxo

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