I absolutely love telling a 'SHAGGY DOG STORY' which is defined as 'a long, rambling joke or story, typically one that is amusing only because it is absurdly inconsequential or pointless.' My entry for next year's Sign Invitational is just such a visual story. In fact, I decided to include a actual shaggy dog for good measure. Today, I fashioned the wire dog armature and did the rough sculpture to stabilize him in his pose. Tomorrow I'll finish adding the detail to the dog and surrounding corner of the sculpt. This is of course only the very beginning and many, many more fun and crazy details will be added - a little at a time.