One of the wonderful things I love about my hobby is the use of colors and layers and textures. It's the ability to take your experiences and express them more than the pictures alone can. It is by no means an important hobby, but it's a wonderful outlet for me. It's a way I look into my past and remember the good times. Working with picture after picture reminds me to be thankful for what I do have.
And working with color and texture while I do so is happy!