I've got to take care of the background and let it dry completely before replacing his wispy hair on top as I will let it partially cover the name of his shop. Some additional questions and possibilities are still under consideration, but I plan on adding a bit of sky in, and or, around the letters and though I don't think it will work, a tiny slice of the ocean might be nice. Much more paint will probably be used in the attempt to get it right.
I had a nice jog today, but no camera. My run took me over to NW 21st. Street to "Trader Joe's" to pick up three of their "pound plus" chocolate bars. If you've never tried one of the varieties, I strongly recommend doing so. Great price for fabulous Belgian chocolate. The weight of each bar is 500-grams or a "pound plus" at 17.6 ounces and sells for just $4.99. If there is any drawback to these massive chocolate bars, it would be the amount of effort required to break them into bite-size pieces. A hammer works well as long as you put the bar inside a plastic bag. The wrapper tends to rip open after the repeated blows and the plastic bag ensures you don't lose a single morsel. It's also possible to break them up by hand, but don't try this if you're afflicted with arthritis. I guess it's a small price to pay for such wonderful chocolate and since doing so gives you some exercise, there's no guilt indulging.
So, that's my shopping tip for the day. Have a good week everybody!