Friday, January 30, 2009

Life as Art

Figure Drawing 1, originally uploaded by iHeartDimSum.

Okay, first off, I'm a moron. I wanted my domain to be, but somehow, I ended up with an extra 'com' in there (see address bar above).

So, back to this post. I always wanted to be an artist. Loved drawing from a very early age, but was never technically any good at it. It's tough to become a good artist when your parents actively discourage the pursuit as a waste of time ("you'll never make any money with that"). So after years of doodling in the margins of my notebooks at school but never taking any actual art instruction, I eventually gave up the dream of being an artist. I'm now 28, newly married, have a career and am financially established... I no longer have to ignore the creative aspect of my life any longer. Although at this age, I will never become a full blown artist oozing buckets of talent, I can at least see myself progressing again in skill level.

Not to get all 'Moral of the story' on you, but if you feel art is your calling, then don't let anyone stop you from chasing that dream.

Figure Drawing 2                Figure Drawing 3

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy
Originally uploaded by iHeartDimSum
Alrighty... 7 years ago, I had purchased my first digital camera (some crappy 2 megapixel Olympus). And I was hooked on photography. At the time, I knew absolutely nothing technical about photography, just that I liked taking pictures of stuff. So I went and started a little blog called Can't Afford, envisioning it as a place to post some photos and rant and rave about various things. This would go on for the better part of five years, but never once did I actually turn it into the web gallery I had originally envisioned. The site became more of a place to dump random thoughts, and never actually hosted much in the way of photos.

Fast forward to Jan 25, 2009, and I've finally committed myself wholely to photography, and am actually keen on rebooting the site. I've ditched the domain, opting instead for the moniker of 2Litresofsoysauce (which is what doctors recommend as your daily intake... well, maybe not...)

So yeah, I'm actually going to use this blog as a supplement to my flickr stream (where I may not necessarily rant as much as I'd like to).

Thanks for the visit, and stay tuned.