If I've seen this signature once, I've seen it a thousand times. But now I see it with new eyes. It's an artistic statement all its own. Notice the fluid curves, the inventive font, the neatness—neatness counts—all of which point to a proud proclamation of ownership. Now when I'm working on a project, I ask myself if it's worthy of a signature like this.
I've never achieved that level of craftsmanship, but I don't blame it on lack of talent. That would be the easy way out.
It would be very easy to throw up my hands and surrender to the idea that I'm just not talented enough to match Rembrandt stroke for stroke, but there are too many other variables that have to be considered first. Did I put the time and effort into it that Rembrandt put into just signing his work? Did I use the right tools? Did I have the right passion for the project?
Everything we do is a work of art. The only question is, did we care enough to make it worthy of our signature? That's a choice we all have to make.