Thanks!! I thought of you while I was doing it, because it's sort of mixed media. ;) Those violet splotches were supposed to be Japanese style water swirls (to go with the manga strips) but they didn't work, so I ended up just blending them with a sponge. Oh well!
I also thought of you when I painted these skates, because of the colors and some thick brush strokes I kept. I guess I'm unconsciously channeling you. Maybe one of these days, I'll get it right. :-)