After 2 days of pretty solid work (left hand is wondering what got into me), I’ve got a top that makes me happy. Sanded the work and then went over the dark areas a second time. Super nice depth this way.
Now working on translating what’s in my head to the sides. Since this is Samhain and my style is whimsical I’m trying for blend but it feels a little like trying to blend Pee Wee Herman with Papa Legba… Here is an image of my inspiration.
P.S. good news, the crutches aren’t as risky as thought. Whew! Now I can relax a bit.