My Stories

Wellington

I’ve been reacquainting myself with my camera.

This time, I’m teaching myself how to do this photography thing, like, for reals. Thanks to the incredibly informative World Wide Web, I now have a pretty good understanding of F-stop and shutter speed, and even ISO. But while these technical skills are the tools of the art form, I have so much work to do to master the actual art.

Back in high school I used to paint. I was never amazing at it, but I got some recognition from people at school, mostly for my abstract work. So many years later, I realized I never fully developed my painting skills because art is actually really hard.

I can draw, sure, but creating a work of art requires thinking, planning, feeling, practice, surrender and sacrifice. I wasn’t prepared back then to give so much of myself to painting.

I feel like I’m finally ready now for that kind of creative commitment.

In other news, I miss Wellington.