1. A digital camera - even a cellphone - has more “skill” than you do, or you will ever have.
2. There is nothing new born out of your “work”.
3. You’re an imitator and you call imitation a skill.
4. Your work is as useful as a snapshot a 1 year old takes; if it’s your own child taking said snapshot, it may or not mean something to you, but to the rest of the neutrals who’ll look at it, a child’s scribble will be more interesting and inspiring.
5. You take pride in creating shadows and light through artificial means, but you fail to recognize that both of them can be easily achieved, infinitely better, through a click of a button; your decline to push such a button and “waste” 21st century time to reproduce, to the best of your ability, a static image, just so you can have some recognition or respect in regards to the old 16th century term “artist”, is pitiful.
6. Everything you’ll ever master, including skill and emotion portrayed through your “art”, will be easily dismissed, or outdone, by the innocent, “ugly” scribble of a child, for it holds more truth, emotion and non-judgemental observation than your age-perfected vision, heavily distorted through time and experience.
(7). Music, by the old masters, is written to tend the “heartstrings”; if you aspire to tend only to the eyes, you’ll miss everything else that can’t be seen. A blind one (qorr) will listen to a beautiful voice, but he, or she, can never see, nor feel, who’s singing. Aim for the invisible; aim for the unheard.