OK, so I finally got my owls done just a bit ago. I stained them this morning, and while they were drying in the sun, I weeded one of my flower beds! I just finished up the eyes, and I think that they really came out pretty cute.
I used a heavy dense sludgy mix, so they came out kind of splotchy. But that is how they are supposed to look! And the eyes are painted on, with a white pencil to highlight the eyelids and beak.
Now on to other things! don't know what yet, but I am sure that I will find something to do!