Thank you Elizabeth . I use a program called Apophysis to create these images . I joined a group on this site which showcases only Apophysis fractals , they also have contests , live tutorials & a FAQ section . Here is the link to that page [link] Also there is a Fractal Resource Club [link] which has tutorials , plugins , flame packs gradients & a lot more . There is a lot of trial & error involved but just have fun with it ; if I can be of any help just note me on this site or e-mail me & I will be happy to assist. Happy holidays to you as well .