Snapping turtle @ Fairy Lake -step 1 to 3

This was a challenge for two reasons; 1/ the tree was three stumps that separated about 2 feet above the ground and 2/ I wanted a realistic sculpture of a snapping turtle that only a mother snapping turtle could love.😘:-)

Monarch @ Fairy Lake -step 3

Then came the detailing. Always the most important, always the most challenging. I’m happy with the 3 chrysalis’ and the added metal to enhance the antennae and legs. I’m truly learning more and more about Monarch butterflies as I go. For an example, Monarchs are insects with six legs, dehowever, they have tiny front legs …