This is something different I just tried. I saw some painted wooden blocks that an artist created and decided to try one of my own. Never work this small so it was a challenge. I started with a length of a 2 by 4 piece of poplar wood and cut it down. I'm guessing poplar is a hardwood, at least that's what the exhaustion of my arm told me after sawing for five minutes. This is a collage of different elements based on a zerox of a couple photos with some paint and drawings. The dog is named Montybear and belongs to a friend, Cathleen.