Anyhow, long story short, I was finally able to afford the materials to make a new stand for him. Yay! Directly related to that is EVEN BETTER news for my making of art, and those of you who like to stop by and see what I've been doing lately (which I must admit, these past months, hasn't been a lot). That news is that after I wrap up my Christmas shopping I'll FINALLY be able to allocate funds to the buying of the clay, sculpting tools and armature that I am currently lacking. This is big for me, because I've realized nothing engages me like the process of sculpting, and I desperately want to get back into it. There are so many things I want to do and they're all on the backburner right now.
I hope you enjoy the finished product. Now it's time to do one of the scary parts, which is baking my creation without it cracking. Wish me luck!
(confession: I upped the contrast on these photos so you can see the details better)