I joined Deviantart. Most of my beginning artwork was (very crappy) photos and photo-manips. Mostly, if not all, are gone from my gallery.
One year later, I discovered fractal art.
The rest was history, lol.
I still love fractal art, but I am limited on what I can do because of my ancient PC. I never had a lot of money and the money that I make helps my family out.
I am afraid I'm at a stand still as of now. As it stands though, I do start a new job next month. Hopefully I can save enough for a bomb ass PC. Something that will definitely not hold me back.