his morning I have an appointment at the Ausländerbehörde regarding my residency permit and then I go to the store for some groceries. The grocery store is quite busy for the middle of the morning - I found out later that the local factory closed so people stopped by the store on their way home. By the time I sit down to start my creative challenge for the day, I am short on time. I search for a relatively easy challenge. I settle on a lesson on the gradient tool. One problem though, the picture supplied to me for practice is...a hummingbird. I like hummingbirds but I am thinking two in a row might be strange. After some contemplation, I decide on a Betta fish as they have beautiful flowing tails and fins which lend themselves to this exercise.