Happy Independence Day! Sorry I don't have any pictures this time. I have been working though. I have been working on the face of a Maasai woman. For the Birth of Venus I tried to do shading with Skinner blends. On this piece I thought I'd go for a more "painterly" look. Theresa, the President of Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild, has said that I am the most patient caner she knows. Usually I'd have to say that I am not patient about anything but I have to admit I am willing to put in the time. Two days ago I spent about four hours working on my cane and do you know how far I got?.........Well I got her lower lip done. I continued to work on it for the last two days and after looking at it all I can say is that I am not happy with her lower lip. UGH! (please feel happy to insert stronger word here. I know I did) Now I have to decide whether to cut it off and start again or learn to love it. Wait - I think it's looking better already.