It occurs to me that I didn't post pics of the other shingle shake I worked on!
It started out looking like this:
Look at that potential!!! Can't you just see a hundred possibilities? (Just no possibility of being used to shingle the side of a house....)
Then it progressed to this:
I made a Harpy, a bird-woman from Greek mythology. The word is still used to denote a shrewish, ill-tempered, sharp-tongued woman. The lines are burned into the wood.
But I decided she needed just a bit more.........
I am now thinking she needs a touch of dimension and shine/moisture to the red. Have not decided just how I shall execute this, so it must wait. If I do anything truly significant to change this, I'll post; otherwise, I'll just leave it as being like this.