I've been working so much lately that I haven't had time to do my favorite leisure activities, which are reading and writing.
Thus, when I felt stress levels rise dangerously, I opened the GIMP and decided to see what I could do with it in my short resting moments.
I decided to use the GIMP because I wanted to do something experimental. To begin with, I am not a visual artist of any kind and my digital drawings have never gone beyond stick people on Kolourpaint. In other words, I wanted to step out of my known tools and experience something new. Hopefully, I'd be able to paint something in the process, too.
I highly recommend the GIMP to those who, like me, need to release some stress and don't have much time in their hands.