I have just about finished the lettering on this now. It was always my aim to make the lettering quiet free and un-precious on this piece, and it was drawn on in about 2 hours and roughed out quickly. It did take quite a while to go over and refine though but I think cutting the basic layout quickly has given the letters some freedom. I hope that the variety of widths, shapes and spacing is a breath of fresh air rather than too chaotic. The next stage is carving some flowers and plants. I’ll sketch these up next week. Hopefully the foundation will be going in soon, and the finished piece will be in by November.