I have been using Mac gear for many years and recently added a 64Gb iPad. As a retired professional I can now spend all my time pursuing creative endeavors in the fields of art and photography. I have been posting photos on Flickr for years and recently discovered the numerous iPad groups on that site. In those groups I found many creative people doing wondrous things with their iPads. One application that immediately caught my attention was the use of an app called ArtRage. This app allows you to use the brush, chalk, pen and other tools to effectively convert a photo into a painting.