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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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146. A promise, a commitment, a dream

You’re a craftsperson! Change ‘I’m not’ to ‘I am’, ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ and ‘I won’t’ to ‘I will’. Honour your imagination and good intentions with some positive statements, and make something special to embody them.

How many times have you said one or all of the following? ‘Oh, I’m not nearly good enough to try that. ’ ‘Of course I’m not a real craftsperson.’ ‘I never finish anything.’ ‘It’s just a hobby.’

Well, first of all, it makes no difference whether you make a living from craft, are a Week One Day One student of it, or have never made a thing with your hands in your life: your experience and contribution are equally valid. Where would teachers be without students? Makers without collectors? Exhibitions ...

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