Money is the means to an end. It is a vehicle that will transport you wherever you are going. Money is not happiness... but damn, it helps. For most of the people a job is the one that provides us that money. It is said that if you work in what you like you will not work a single day of your life. For all those reasons (maybe more) there was a time in which I asked myself if my drawings could give me money. Hence me participating in a couple of contests. Example:
Cogito ergu sum & He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity
A contest held by Televisa's Más que Palabras, the idea was to create a ten second short depicting a famous quote. My entry to the contest is the first quote shown in the video. Made in february 2009, that short was one of the ten winners of the contest. The prize was the opportunity to create another ten second capsule (again illustrating another quote, the second in the video) sponsored by the corporation (which means, I was paid). That was my first real paid job. My first check. With that money I bought A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.
That same year I participated in a contest held by the ITESM. That occasion time really got the best of me and I did the best I could in two days. I got an honorific mention. You can watch the video here. It is the one in the bottom right corner (all the way down, all the way to the right).
That same year I participated in Animasivo as well. The theme was astronomy, in honour to the IYA2009 (International Year of Astronomy 2009) and the four hundredth anniversary of the first use of an astronomic telescope by Galileo Galilei. Here are a couple of images:
Back in the day I wanted to be an astronaut... well, I still want to
Luna lunera cascabelera
Soon I will have to place a donations button in the blog, its name will be the same as the title of this entry. Hey hey hey, the body is a machine that asks for sustenance (among other things). However, that will come later. For the time being I will occupy myself with finding another interesting entry to publish before the month ends. Symmetry is not going to keep itself, is it?