arts

art with the small 'a'.

10:52 AM


"Art with a big "A" is for museums, galleries, critics, and collectors. art with a small "a" is for the rest of us. You may not be an Artist. Big whoop. But I know you can make art— with a wonderful, expressive, teeny, tiny 'a'." - Danny Gregory




If there was a secret formula for getting an audience, or gaining a following, I would give it to you. But there’s only one not-so-secret formula that I know: “Do good work and put it where people can see it.”


  • “do good work,” is incredibly hard. There are no shortcuts. Make stuff every day. Fail. Get better.
  • “put it where people can see it,” was really hard up until about 10 years ago. Now, it’s very simple: “put your stuff on the internet.”


One of the things I’ve learned as an artist is that the more open you are about sharing your passions, the more people love your art. Find people on the internet who love the same things as you and connect with them. Share things with them. You don't have to share everything, in fact, sometimes it's much better if you don't. Show just a little bit of what you're working on. Share a sketch or a doodle or a snippet. Share a little glimpse of your process. Think about what you have to share that could be of some value to people. Share a handy tip you've discovered while working. Or a link to an interesting article. Mention a good book you've reading. 


If you're worried about giving your secrets away, you can share your dots without connecting them. It's your finger that has to hit the publish button. You have control over what you share and how much you reveal. 

- Steal like an Artist; Austin Kleon.









If you feel bad about your art remember that there's at least one person who genuinely likes your style, looks up to you, and wishes they could do what you do. :)

captures

Things to never forget.

11:45 AM


"Forget the world and it's weight."

"If you're lugging a heavy bag,
don't fail to look inside it
to see
whether what is inside is bitter or sweet.

If it's really worth bringing along,
bring it;
otherwise, empty your sack
and redeem yourself
from fruitless effort and disgrace.
Only put into your sack
that which is worth bringing
to a righteous sovereign."
- Mathnawi IV;Rumi.




We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home. May Allah always bless us all and guide us to the right path. 

books

"Siapa yang harus paling kau hormati?"

11:57 AM






"Siapa yang harus paling kau hormati?"


"Ibumu, ibumu, ibumu. Lalu ayahmu."





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Jika anda pencinta buku/filem, tariklah pembaca/penonton baru ke arah buku-buku/ filem-filem yang bagus dengan cara menyebarkan kewujudannya kepada orang lain. :)

captures

Think like a man.

4:52 AM

Bismillah





Tuhan sememangnya tidak pernah salah memilih kaum adam menjadi pemimpin dan ketua keluarga (An-Nisa; 34). Seperti yang dikongsikan Puan Ainon Mohd dalam status beliau, kadang kita (perempuan) perlu belajar berfikir seperti lelaki;


  1. Apabila lelaki tidak puas hati, mereka diam.
  2. Apabila lelaki menghadapi masalah, mereka akan berfikir dan cari jalan menyelesaikannya dalam diam.
  3. Apabila menilai, lelaki abaikan emosi. Mereka fokus pada informasi.
  4. Lelaki membuat keputusan berdasarkan apa yang diramalkan akan terjadi.
  5. Lelaki merahsiakan apa yang dia fikir berkenaan personaliti dan peribadi rakan-rakan sekerjanya, baik yang lelaki mahupun yang perempuan.


Walaupun mungkin ada sebahagian kita  tidak bersetuju dengan sebahagian kenyataan-kenyataan tersebut namun secara majoritinya dan berdasarkan pengalaman-pengalaman saya sendiri, seperti itulah mereka.


Namun setiap  manusia baik adam mahupun hawa memiliki sifat emosional dan rasional masing-masing dan kedua-duanya penting. Kesilapan berlaku apabila kita tidak meletakkan kedua-duanya di tempat yang betul. Misalnya jika kita terlalu mendahulukan emosi dalam sesuatu isu tanpa mengunakan pemikiran yang rasional boleh membawa perpecahan sama ada dalam organisasi, keluarga mahupun rakan-rakan kita. Begitu juga andai kita melebihkan tindakan rasional tanpa memikirkan nilai emosional dalam membuat keputusan, maka lahirlah tindakan-tindakan yang kadang tidak mempedulikan kebajikan-kebajikan orang lain. Perlu wujud keseimbangan dalam mengendalikan kedua-dua sifat tersebut bagi membentuk tindakan-tindakan bijak tidak kiralah dalam hal-hal besar mahupun kecil.


Wajarlah jika wujud perbezaan pendapat lebih-lebih lagi apabila membicarakan isu-isu hangat berkaitan lelaki mahupun perempuan kerana secara psikologi kedua-keduanya memang berbeza, memiliki kelebihan dan kekurangan masing-masing dan kerana itulah Tuhan menciptakan mereka untuk saling melengkapi. Yang pasti, tujuan komunikasi akhirnya bukanlah untuk berfikiran yang sama tapi berfikir bersama-sama. 


"I still love and care for you even though I may disagree with you."  
-  Mufti Ismail Menk.


Peace yo! ^^,v 



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Perempuan memang lebih dikaitkan dengan sifat kasih sayang kerana emosional mereka, tapi tidak semestinya lelaki tidak memiliki sifat yang sama, kan. Seperti ini. :')