Thanks, guys! It was really fun to paint - and a total adrenaline rush! I struggled a lot with it! (Alexampersandra's was easier for me to envision and execute for some reason - the minute I read her q'naire, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for her, and it just seemed to come together well.) I sketched gozer's piece out and was planning to use burned leather for my medium, but my tool just doesn't get hot enough to do what I wanted. So I decided to paint it, then decided the sketch just wasn't what I really wanted, so I went back to the drawing board. And I was so tense when I painted it! I was so scared I was going to make some enormous mistake that I couldn't recover from!
Anyway, I'm glad gozer likes it, and I'm enormously flattered that it's going in the living room, where everyone and their dog can see it! I'd have been happy to take up a dark corner in the back hallway or something!