bebraw: thanks. i am scrounging around in my room trying to find the gestures that I did. if i can't find any, I will be doing some gesture work later this week; I will post those.
Aryeh: thank you! i need to break away from simple shapes exercises...i need to really sink my teeth into some solid and more focused studies. i think have some good foundational elements under my belt at this point. time to move on.