At the end of last summer, I struck a deal with a friend of mine who owns her own wool dying business, Marianated Yarns. She hand-dyes the loveliest yarn and knits all sorts of beautiful things with it. I wanted a wool wrap to wear to my sister's outdoor wedding and asked her if I could make her a sheep in exchange for the wrap. Although she gave me the wrap in August, I have been busy with shows and commissions and she patiently waited for her sheep. After taking a copper fabricating course at the Carving Studio last month, I decided I wanted to make him from sheet copper. I used a torch to heat the copper so I could shape him and create the spirals on his body. The heat from the torch colored the metal a bit and I used patina to add some more dimension. He is about 12 inches high and is the perfect size to stand on her desk and oversee all aspects of her business-- we called him her "Sheepervisor." His dichroic glass eyes have a mischievous look and we laughed that he looks like he slipped out of the sheep pen last fall and went on some adventures. Maybe that's where he's been since August! In any case, I'm glad he's with her now and I hope he can help her with her booming business.