I put the final touches on this piece this morning. Quite satisfied with it even though it seemed to take forever to complete. About the only thing I would change would be the base as I think the snow feature would have looked much better had I done it as previous snow scenes, i.e., elevate the snow above a dark, recessed piece of wood. The blond basswood just doesn't give it the snap the other would have.
I really like the female figure and now that I'm over the hurdle of carving a decent female face I hope to do more of them in the future.
There are quite a few photos in the Gallery and I look forward to receiving your comments.