If Oleg Dou has already made a fortune on a moment of serendipity, I thought I’d give my self the opportunity to make a fortunate accidental image also. Today I transformed my own self-portrait photos into digital works of art, with the intention of having them evolve back into handmade creations after manipulating them in various ways. I had so much fun playing with different effects and filters – and could have spent many hours exploring the options. This technique has been inspired by Oleg Dou and also other artisans who feature handmade elements in their work in some shape or form. A common theme in the art and craft movement.