We all know the adage “A picture is worth a thousand words.” As a person who loves to write, I’ve always taken exception to that saying. I mean, it depends on the words and the picture, right? If I were to weigh one of my 8th grade art projects against, say, ten of Shakespeare’s sonnets, well… you can see where I’m going with this.
However, I have a feeling that most blog-readers don’t have much patience for long-winded writing. Short and sweet is where it’s at. Therefore, my blog is going to emphasize pictures rather than text. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure I’ll ramble on plenty at times, but I’m officially declaring that imagery will carry at least as much emphasis as words here.
Apparently, some historians credit the expression “A picture is worth a thousand words” to Napoleon, who originally said: Un bon croquis vaut mieux qu’un long discours or “A good sketch is better than a long speech.” Since Napoleon wasn’t really known for art or speeches, I’m not sure why we should listen to him, but I figure including a quote – especially one in French – lends a certain, um, gravitas to my first posting.
Anyway, welcome to my blog!