luvmykids: I adore the horse cake! I, like you, have no background in drawing or painting so whenever something I hand paint comes out well I'm just thrilled! You did something really ambitious and you did it very well! I love the baby shower cake too. SO cute! And,yes, the need for validation is one of the reasons this weekly forum works. We can all get some sort of feedback from here even if our work was totally overlooked in the main galleries!