I putzed around some today, trying to stay out of bed.
I didn’t sleep much last night. The neck and back were killing me. All I wanted to do today was sleep, but when that kind of thing happens and I give in, I spend weeks trying to readjust my sleep schedule. So I stayed out of bed as much as I could. Every few hours I’d go into the shop and putz with Suloram a little.
I drew him a face, then started carving. Rested a while, came back later, carved a little more here and there, yada yada yada.
At the end of the day, I had him all done but his eyes. Not bad, all things considered.
I was going for a little scarier look with Suloram than I got with Moloram.
I guess I did OK.
There was a small issue with a slipped chisel and a nose. And another slipped chisel and an eyebrow.
Fortunately, both body parts involved were his, not mine. That’s not a given when I’m on meds, y’know. I figured I wasn’t using any machines, I’d only lose a finger or two in the worst case scenario.
Uncle Luis came by today and I showed off Moloram. Uncle Luis has this thing about clowns. Deathly fear of them. It never occurred to me that his phobia might extend to Moai. He laughed and praised the work, but wouldn’t hold him. It dawned on me after he left that it was the clown thing. Too funny.
I’m thinking I’ll go to Michael’s craft shop tomorrow and see if I can find some plastic jewels for Suloram’s eyes. I might hollow out the top of his head a little and add some feathers, too. I guess it depends on whether I can get out of bed and drive.
Suloram has a bit more detail to him. More relief on the teeth, the nose, the eye pads. Better shape to the mouth and eyebrows. I put that big ol’ knot right in the front of his hat thing because I might make that head dress thing with the feathers.
I guess that makes him the chief Moai.