9-18-12 Finished with several coats of high quality paste wax.
9-6-12 Just about finished…a few “tweaks”. Looking at the photo I see that the eyes are uneven. It’s funny how things show up in photos that are not so visible on the actual carving. I’ll post another photo shortly.
7-19-12 Detail of first cuts
First cuts…placement of features. This can change as the carving progresses. Since this will be a standing piece rather than a wall hanging, the bottom has been cut flat for stability.
7-19-12 Choosing the piece of bark is the first part. This one looks like it will work well.