Coffee & a thought for the day

Had evening coffee with a friend. Great time talking and looking over our little neighborhood lake.

After lots of conversation we got to the heart of a certain matter and ended with this question:

“How would this change if you could think about it without the expectations?”

We were talking about a specific scenario, but I can see where it applies to my art, my pages and pockets of my life. Sometimes we have to cut loose from the expectaions surrounding a situation in order to see/solve it.

Expectations {my own perfectionistic ideals or those of others} often cloud. Tonight, coffee and ripples on the water helped clear the view.

By | 2010-07-01T22:05:42+00:00 July 1st, 2010|Art is Life is Art|1 Comment

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I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • Wow, this is so true in life, but especially in art. I spent decades creating art commercially that was required to meet many expectations. Towards the end of that career, I started to ignore the expectations and pushed forward using the go-with-the-flow method. It wasn’t until this time that my work made a giant leap and I found myself producing better work in a shorter period of time. The odd side effect was that my clients were happier with the end result. Too bad it took me over 20 years to figure it out.