Just finished creating some web graphics for viki's blog. We had the Idea of creating a set of Icons in the same theme as her logo. luckily I originally designed her logo in Inkscape which is one of the best programs I have ever used it combines two of my favourite things accuracy and beautiful design. The thing that make's the program essential for me is the ability to amend your work without having to start from scratch each time which save's a lot of time which can be used in the details to make something that looks good look great. One word of warning Inkscape looks very difficult to use especially if you haven't used a vector graphic program before, so before you touch anything watch and learn from the masters at heathenx. Their tutorials are about 10 - 30 min each so you can cram some in instead of watching (insert favourite program) trust me you wont regret it.