Nawfal Nur Photography
- Just a thought .-..
Updated: 19 Feb 2012
“A story is told that Whistler once painted a tiny picture of a spray of roses. The artistry involved in the picture was magnificent. Never before, it seemed, had the art of man been able to execute quite so deftly a reproduction of the art of nature. The picture was the envy of the artists who saw it, the despair of the collectors who yearned to buy it. But Whistler refused steadfastly to sell it. 'For,' he said, 'whenever I feel that my hand has lost its cunning, whenever I doubt my ability, I look at the little picture of the spray of roses, and say to myself, ‘Whistler, you painted that. Your hand drew it. Your imagination conceived the colors. Your skill put the roses on the canvas.’ Then, said he, 'I know that what I have done, I can do again' ” - Sterling W. Sill -
I will call the above philosophy, "Whistler's Rule".
“I also like what Maslow had to say in the following quotation: A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.” - Abraham H. Maslow -
I want to put 'Whistler's Rule' into action in my life. I always want to remember what I have done, what I can do, how I can improve, and know that I can do it again.