“A man can do all things if he will”-Leon Battista Alberti
“I can paint, if I say so myself, and they know it. But I can’t paint the way they want me to paint and they know that too. Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try and paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can’t do it. I just can’t do it! And that is why I am just a little crazy.”-Rembrandt
Moral of the story: Don’t conform. Stay true to yourself and your craft. Master it.
My first July 4th in NYC. Got some work done of course. No days off. Fette Sau for lunch. Nighttime. Rooftop in Brooklyn. Bushwick to be specific. Fireworks lit up the Manhattan skyline. For 20 or 30 minutes. iPhone pics wouldn’t do it justice. I wish I could share this feeling. Peace and love.