thebigchild293: Thank you.
tomcat: Yeah, you are right. I look at some of my work from several years ago, and it's clear that I have improved. If I keep working, I will probably get to where I want to be in a few years, maybe. Doing the work is grueling and disappointing, but not as bad as the disappointment of giving up. Thanks for your encouragement.
Some more speedies. I'm trying to do one throwaway image a day, and I'm finding some of them spark ideas for future compositions (That last one was me trying, and failing, to be Tom Scholes).