I think I'm falling in love with paper art.... Shh! Don't tell drawing, painting, woodburning, and printmaking!
I think a valuable lesson in making any kind of art, whether it's visual, music, film, dance, or anything, is knowing what to edit out. Sometimes you have to give up a piece that you really love because you know it doesn't fit in with the whole. Great directors know this, and that's why they'll sometimes cut one of their favorite scenes because it doesn't fit in with the overall flow or idea of the movie. It's extremely difficult, first of all recognizing that an element you love doesn't quite work, and then making the decision to edit it out. But it's necessary in order to make a cohesive work of art.
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