I couldn't help myself -- I saw these amazing photos of trillium that my LJ friend florentinescot shared in her journal, so I just had to try my hand at a few quick icons...
I started out with this one:
And made eight versions, including this one:
If interested, you can see the rest under the cut...
Plays with Trillium
I'm always amazed by the many, many effects you can apply to one image. The above samples are just the tip of the iceberg, frankly.
By the way, I do this sort of thing constantly, though I rarely share the results. Or I'll end up sharing one icon out of dozens of versions, more likely. (heh)
I do love the artistry involved in making icons. I'm certainly not as talented as many of the really great icon makers out there, but I do love to dabble with creating them, even so...