</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Tom Duffy @ Mar 27 2003, 12:51 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>I think we do have to expose ourselves to different techniques and visions of the current masters while we&#39;re learning, and then create a personal synthesis, coupled with our own outlook.&nbsp;
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*Very* close to my own personal philosophy.

I would suggest (n.b. "*SUGGEST*") one slight modification:

The exposure to different techniques is probably the most helpful thing we can do - but I would stop short of "must" - as in "absolutely mandatory."

The "personal synthesis" -- so what else IS there?

Anyone have any experience with the Weston workshop in Carmel?