Instead of charcoal and brushes and paper towels, water and paint, there was sandpaper, a Dremel, more sandpaper, olive oil, a torn paper bag (for buffing) and a new-to-me glue called PaleoBond. Along with a lot of studying of fossil images to see how this little one might have been splayed if she had been fossilized. It's an incomplete skeleton, and the bones have been arranged largely to suit my sense of composition, so they are likely all in the wrong places. And it is an unnerving, daunting task to take two rare things (a beautiful burl and a precious skeleton) and then do stuff to them. Oy! But it seems, in the end, a relic-worthy setting for a bird long lost in the sand.