vegetablelasagna - you are quite right i am always over-cautious with color, often starting with a strong simple image not recognising it and spiraling to an overcomplicated and yet bland end product. (thanks for the compliment though, it helps as im quite pissed with my work at the moment!)
I like your design skills chief but you should try some punchier colors for a change. I don't know, try it on for size, as it were. Just a suggestion, I don't want to be the "ugly american" here;) Good work!