The mother and child piece was indeed a struggle but an enjoyable one. I have quickly moved on following the same theme to some extent. This carving is working quite well I think. The forms are necessarily bold as we have already discussed and I like the influence that this is having on my carving. Sometimes I think too much and end up drowning in doubt. I am anxious to plough on without delay as I am enjoying this little avenue of exploration. The colour changes here are considerable and might interfere too much with the carving if the finish is highly polished. I shall have to see how it looks.