Long story short this carving is a quick freehand interpretation of a pin tail duck picture I seen. This "Trial" piece is made of solid cedar and took me roughly around 5 hours to do. All in all I am somewhat satisfied with the result. The smile on my Brides Grandfathers face.... That made the attempt a home run in my book. Looks like I may see about trying more down the line.
Moral of the story.... I suppose they are right... "You never know unless you try". Also, "Never let the fear of failure stop you from trying".