Just a quick recommendation today:
For basic graphic design work, I highly recommend on website Canva.com. Using a free account and the huge variety of templates available, you can create graphics for just about anything. I’ve been using Canva as an inspirational starting point for many of my projects recently (Wednesday Words of Wisdom quotes, blog graphics, recital programs, etc) and I can’t say enough good about it!
Here is a screenshot:
Within the site, you can use a large selection of graphics at no cost. If you decide to use a piece of stock photograph/art within Canva, they each cost $1. Very affordable, and the output looks great.