"Yes," she said, "but I squelch it immediately."
"Goodness--why?" I asked.
"I'm afraid I'd enjoy it too much," she said.
Wise woman. I enjoyed this waaaaay too much. Which leads me, at long last, to the point--I finished the sculpture. Woo!
I dunno--he's nothing amazing, but for a first attempt at sculpture, he coulda been a lot worse. Has a kind've Christensen-meets-Dark-Crystal thing going on. I really enjoyed doing it--whole new set of challenges. (Which isn't to say that painting isn't difficult, but it's the same bits that are difficult, usually.) So for something made for fun, I was pleased. In fact, in the one bit of symbolism intentional to the piece, the coin on top of his staff is an arcade token I picked up at a garage sale and says "For Amusement Only" on it, which I thought was terribly appropriate.
He's about thirteen inches long, made of polymer clay, wire armature, styrafoam, lead weights, a steel rod, a whole bunch of wire, glue, some little plastic leaves, a lot of fabric, no sewing whatsoever (I have limits!) and a stick. He's actually pretty hard--the cloth is stiffened in place with this fabric stiffener (rather regrettably named "Stiffy") that holds it in those particular drapes. It's cool stuff. His staff is sort've stable--it'll fall over if you poke it too hard, but it stands up to basic vibrations, anyhow.
I had fun. I gotta do some more...
Recognizing that some people can't see the things up on my server, he's also at Deviantart, at http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/3989305/