“…expectations based on the work itself are the most useful tool the artist possesses.”

Mill Pond Park What you need to know about the next piece is contained in the last piece. The place to learn about your materials is in the last use of your materials…..Put simply, your work is your guide: a complete, comprehensive, limitless reference book on your work.”

Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland

For me the concepts presented here are closely related to lasts weeks post on “acceptance”.   Perhaps in the absence of “expectations” we can come closer to “acceptance” of the work as it is and learn what is needed.

This week will be centered on one question:

What does your work tell you in the absence of  “expectations”?

I invite you to leave your thoughts in response to this question in the comments area.

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