I came across Sally Russick's Focusing on Life - 52 Photos challenge through some of the blogs I follow. Each week Sally sends a prompt to the participants and we all take a photo based on the prompt. The challenge fit in with my New Years resolution to post more, explore more, make art more and live more. I'm catching up since I joined the challenge a few weeks late. Week one's task was to take a self portrait. I decided to photograph my hands as they are the instruments that I use to create art and my most trusted tools. I'm setting up a new laptop so, while I'm transferring all of my software, I'm using Picasa (free Google software) to edit my photos. You can see that I got a bit artistic and used some of the filters and features of Picasa to stylize my photo. That's what fun about the challenge; trying new things.