I had so much fun sculpting this portrait of a very well loved Husky mix named Pinot. Pinot’s parents, the Raffaldini’s, own Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, NC. They described her as being Buddha-like in her overall approach to life. I tried to capture that in her relaxed crossed-legged pose. I mixed some of her real fur in with the wool I used for her coat.