One thing that really inspires are all of the awesome photographers and photography blogs I have discovered. Chances are if you are reading this then YOU are who I am talking about. Aside from participating and sharing photos in the many challenges out there I have been inspired to move outside of my comfort zone with my photo editing. I use Picasa which isn't very fancy but I tend to always use the "feeling lucky" button and then one click on "sharpen." So, this week while I was waiting in the car for one daughter to finish her piano lesson, I snapped a picture of my oldest daughter's first grade reading beads. I thought it was the perfect picture to venture out with some enhancements that I normally wouldn't use and share. Thanks to all those creative and artsy people out there who are so generous to share their experiences, secrets, and photos I have learned a thing or too and have found some great communities of photographers who support each other! And most importantly, I like what I came up with! Thanks for the inspiration!