I am back from an involuntary hiatus. A friend, his wife, and I bought and remodeled a building, starting a couple small businesses in two of the storefronts. If that sounds like a major time killer, it was. (Is)
A still life arrangement of Poppies, I expected this to render without the difficulty of some of my more complex images, but it turns out the hairy stems using complex displacement maps to create the hair, never rendered he way the preview versions did.