|Alligator Juniper bark|
I had been noticing many blogs inserting this in the photos, but didn't have any idea how to do it. My friend Barbara(Me and my Dog) taught me how to do it using a free program for crafters called Serif Craft Artist. It worked well, but later I heard her say that some people used Picasa to do it. So I opened Picasa and read the helps on watermarks and it was actually easier to do with Picasa than with Serif Craft artist. Later I checked another photo program and it was Irfanview, and it also has an easy way to add the copywrite to a photo.
It was there all the time but I had not explored the programs so didn't know what it would do.
The picture above is of the bark on an Alligator Juniper. I've always liked their bark so I used it in this illustration.