The Joy of Not Knowing

Yesterday while making my rounds in a class, one participant shook her head and sadly stated she simply did not know what she was doing.  I was thrilled.  In any creative endeavor, it's important to come from a place of not knowing and creative exploration rather than limiting one's opportunities to what has already been established.  Getting comfortable with not knowing, allowing oneself to go empty and be able to observe and be receptive to inspiration makes the artist.  The artist makes ease of the work one could otherwise have thought difficult. The work does not prove the artist, the artist establishes the work. To appreciate when one doesn't know is the key difference between the ordinary and the extraodinary.

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