This quote could be perceived either positively or negatively. I choose to view it in the positive sense. My interpretation: While having expectations is beneficial focusing solely on them we may find ourselves unhappy with life as it comes. I believe contentment comes from expectations tempered with reality.
This page was an exercise in blue. For some reason I rarely pick up the blue paint.
The bird is a fussy cut of a rubber stamp. The checkerboard is stenciled with a texture paste.