If you haven't looked at Paul's Illustration 4 class blog yet, you really should. I hadn't thought to until now, and there's some amazing stuff over there. http://il4.blogspot.com/
So go check it out.
ALSO: There's a way to add a bar onto the side of your blog that can link to a flickr account. I found this a good way to have a mini-portfolio in your blog so people don't have to rummage and go back pages to find your work. I think it's under "most popular" under gadgets, and I had to do a bit of searching. But it automatically links everything, adds a full view option, and places a copyright license (that you can change) under each piece, so I thought that was pretty cool.
Anyways, have a safe holiday. Drink lots of wine and eat a lot of candy.