Yah, it's been a while, but I found some time at nearly 3a.m. to update my blog ;).
So, this was my set-up for the lens project:
I put a plastic magnifying glass in the snoot opening, then *POP* goes the flash weasel.
Then, after I put my hand in the way of the light to reduce some glare:
So, after that (and a couple days to figure out that it was my hand that caused the color gradient), I experimented with some color bounce boards (I don't have gels).
Still in the experimental stage of things. I'm going to have to incorporate this more symbolically into a future composition.