Hi! I am surprised you remembered me. Things have changed for me as well. I am still a graphic designer and photographer but I moved away from Los Angeles so the nature of my work has changed a lot. I live in Texas now and I work for a publishing company right near a military base. I still make art but I don't post it here because as lot of it is, I am sad to say, unfinished. Client work takes precedence.
All told, things are going fairly well for me.
I saw your website at prettydiff.com the day I commented here and it did surprise me that your creative life had taken the a turn from art to tech. I still remember doing your metallic rings and jewels tutorial. I'm glad you replied!