Time to stop lurking and introduce myself :)
Hi! I'm a long-time lurker and first-time poster and I guess it's time to step out of the shadows. I've been blown away by the creativity and skill of this community ever since I discovered it a few years ago.
I don't have a lot of artistic ability, but, inspired by what I've seen here, I've taught myself a few things in GIMP and Campaign Cartographer to create maps for my gaming group and it's added a wonderful dimension to that experience. I'm now using MapTool, and continue to find inspiration from this community for creating adventures and fun encounter maps for my group.
HMB we'd like to see what you've done, post up some work