Well, you are of course forgiven *wink* lol. I'm glad that you have been involved with contests and rendering, those play times help to refresh our brains and enhance our skill! And Yay for a new computer!
I have been working on a set of trappings based on a Frazetta painting, and boy do I sympathize with you there!!!Thanks. Right now I just have to motivate myself to finish modelling all the strappy parts of the bridle... blankets and tassels are easy, but to try to get a strap to work properly is a royal nightmare.