Heh, sorry hadn't looked at the boards. :) Thank you for the warm welcome. Yeah, and 8 years since my first contribution -- I was 20 years old then! I guess that makes me old school? But I remember a lot of these IDs and it looks like a lot of people have stuck around -- which is crazier: disappearing for eight years or being here the whole time? Wow.
It's so different for me now though. Back then all my contributions were built in Illustrator because that was the only program I had. Now I've got Photoshop, Painter, a Wacom tablet, scanner, and mad-skillz... it's soooo much easier when you know what you're doing and have the proper resources. (Not that it makes my contributions any better -- but the process is a lot more fun.)
Anyway, I hope you guys don't mind me playing in your sandbox cause I'm having fun. This is a nice break from the day-to-grind of work, which seems to suck up most of my creative energy.