(it's likely now that I find that nobody noticed my absence and I have just revealed myself as a self important arse. but hey :P)
However on the subject of being over-ambitious, the GoS theme is evil. Even though I did vote for it.
Other than the insanely, and I mean insanely, over-ambitious idea I first had, and I will come to that in a moment, I get the bright idea that what the sims community really needs, is more clutter in the way of cut/loose flowers.
The kicker? I've never meshed objects before. I'm not even very good at recolouring the damn things.
So, I start off relatively simply by deciding to mess about with the Wood For Sims (oh hai gutter) flowers. I figure I'll just rip out one flower, lay it down and that'll be it. OMSP's can do the rest. But no, I decide that I need at least three or four different options for them lying down (thankfully so far they are low-poly), and that I cannot not have any standing up for the purposes of vases.
Then I decide that they need to be master/slaved. Fine. So not only am I object meshing for the first time, but I'm fucking about with some scary simpe shit while I'm at it.
Then I decide, out of sheer idiocy that as a joke, I will extract and do the same for the plant that incidentally is reminicant of a part of the human anatomy. Because, really, at heart I am twelve years old.
WHY DID NONE OF YOU BASTARDS TELL ME HOW ADDICTIVE EXTRACTING THIS CRAP IS???
I'm now on my twentieth flower, and am still merrily looking for more. WHY??
(However the longer I spend doing this, the less time I have to spend contemplating mucking about with custom crops to emulate my favourite TS1 mod. (downloads > regular simmies, then scroll down to 'gardening the c & c way if you are curious)
I am however, after/during this certainly going to be recolouring Lethe's wonderful greenhouse set, and perhaps, and it's a very large perhaps, if I do not start to despise object meshing, I might try to recreate some of the simpler objects from possibly the best TS1 site that ever existed, ever. It would certainly give me some much needed experiance in 3D meshing from scratch to slap on the old resume :D
And just to prove that I am not merely full of waffle, have a picture of a daffodil in progress.