To commemorate my newly re-designed and renamed shop, I made my self the Sleepy Dragon walking stick. The inspiration and instruction came from Paul Seller's walking cane videos on his website. I made it to be extra beefy because, well, I'm an extra beefy guy. It's made from a branch of cedar, with the head piece carved from padauk. The egg is an opalite. This is going to be a perpetual work in progress as I figure out what to put on it next. All of the carving was done by hand over a period of about a month. Yes, the egg lights up from underneath by a small LED light. Yes, that is a foot at the bottom. I went on a weekend camping trip with friends to the beach a couple of weeks ago and knew my bad hip wasn't going to like all the loose white sand. The night before the trip I had a last minute inspiration to make the foot for the base. It worked better than expected. The stick didn't bog down at all and was a great help in getting around all those sand dunes. I beveled out the hole to act as a sort of primitive ankle so it flexes as I walk. It's made from a big chunk of Phillipine mahogany. I've yet to finish carving it into a dragon's foot, but the basic shape still suits its purpose. I have several more ideas to add to this, so stay tuned for updates.