Divide Your Works into

Look at how "TheTamed Card" is divided. First, you have a card chosen, explain your hobby and discover that the selection is wrong. All this is "setting the stage". Second, comes the conflict, the creation of dramatic tension, as you show surprise and concern, then blame the spectator for making a bad choice. And third, you resolve the problem by changing the cards in your collection to match the spectators card. This third part can also be seen as consisting of three parts: the transformation of the first card, then of the next three, concluded by the final three cards. Note, too, that the second and third parts of this three-part series consist of three card-changes each. You could also see the transformation of the seven cards as a sequence of 7; and if you add the previous two parts to this, the entire trick becomes a sequence of 9:

You might think, "Ha, what nonsense, this division was made after the effect was constructed." That is not completely true, for I made a definite decision to use seven cards. However, you are right in thinking that virtually anything can, with some effort, be divided into 3 or into an offspring of 3, like 5 or 7. And that is precisely the idea! Take your work and divide it into three or one of its offspring. Because then, and only then, can you present it as a member of the family of 3!

Do magic in compositions of 3. Enjoy their rhythm; let the points influence, hold, color and pull on each other; and a sense of natural harmony, completeness and exquisite tension will radiate from your work. It will become alive, it will excite, it will vibrate!

I know, I know! So often the rhythm gets lost, so often I cannot get it to work, I lose the rhythm because of lack of concentration. So often I do not do a perfect show. But you, 3—you and your offspring—are certainly beautiful!

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