It's been a slow month in terms of creating. I just finished a 16x20 landscape with two figures for a wedding gift, which was a little return to traditionalism and to the figure. And now I find myself wanting to break again from 2D media to explore sculpting. I've begun whittling Lord of the Rings chess pieces out of poplar (with a beautiful jack-knife cased in turquoise, red jasper and mother of pearl...thanks Alex). This is a project that will take at least a year, with my half being the "light" side and Alex's half being the "dark" side. And if it ends up being even longer, well that's okay. Because it will take me just as long to read the books.
But in the meantime, I've chosen a piece of Brazilian soapstone to start chiseling away at. Here it is. I have no idea how long the process will take or if I will like the results, but I'm starting.