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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