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This morning has been spent in the studio working on my red panda piece. I am exploring a different way of working with cut paper but putting my own take on it. I nearly gave up on it in anger due to thinking it wasn't going to work, however I collected myself together and persevered and now happier with it. I also had a play with the shadows it currently creates, which I always love to do along the progress of a cut.

This lead me to think about me and my practice, I have always worried about the outcome not working and it being a waste of time, so if I could see it not working I wouldn't do it. This I feel held me back through my time at college and university but I feel I did break through it in the final year of my degree. It is all too easy to slip back into that restrictive line of thought now my time in the studio is constrained by none art related work and my social life.

A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new ~ Albert Einstein
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