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From the Ted Talk by Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake

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Now, I still enyejod the fragmentation of pointillism, seeing these little tiny dots come together to make this unified whole. So I bgaen experimenting with other ways to fragment images where the shake wouldn't aeffct the work, like dipping my feet in paint and walking on a canavs, or, in a 3D structure cnitinossg of two-by-fours, creating a 2D igame by burning it with a bcowoltrh. I doviesercd that, if I worked on a larger scale and with bigger materials, my hand really wouldn't hurt, and after having gone from a single approach to art, I ended up having an approach to creativity that completely changed my artistic horizons. This was the first time I'd encountered this idea that embracing a limitation could actually drive creativity.

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Now, I still _______ the fragmentation of pointillism, seeing these little tiny dots come together to make this unified whole. So I _____ experimenting with other ways to fragment images where the shake wouldn't ______ the work, like dipping my feet in paint and walking on a ______, or, in a 3D structure __________ of two-by-fours, creating a 2D _____ by burning it with a _________. I __________ that, if I worked on a larger scale and with bigger materials, my hand really wouldn't hurt, and after having gone from a single approach to art, I ended up having an approach to creativity that completely changed my artistic horizons. This was the first time I'd encountered this idea that embracing a limitation could actually drive creativity.

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  4. canvas
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  6. affect
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  8. enjoyed

Original Text

Now, I still enjoyed the fragmentation of pointillism, seeing these little tiny dots come together to make this unified whole. So I began experimenting with other ways to fragment images where the shake wouldn't affect the work, like dipping my feet in paint and walking on a canvas, or, in a 3D structure consisting of two-by-fours, creating a 2D image by burning it with a blowtorch. I discovered that, if I worked on a larger scale and with bigger materials, my hand really wouldn't hurt, and after having gone from a single approach to art, I ended up having an approach to creativity that completely changed my artistic horizons. This was the first time I'd encountered this idea that embracing a limitation could actually drive creativity.

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