I thought the Buddha with the curly hair* was a nice match with this little poodle figurine I sculpted years ago to be part of a chess set, with dogs on one side and cats on the other. The poodle with her little pink handbag and manicured nails is the last remaining piece (of the six I made before losing interest in the project). She she sits on my altar beside Buddha and a little plastic lamb I found in the street.
Maybe someday I’ll return to the chess set project, though I don’t really need one since I don’t play.
The pencil I drew is actually a chunky wooden lead holder. I like it more for its aesthetic value than as a pencil.
*I know Buddha didn’t have curly hair. According to legend the lumps on his head are snails who crawled up there to keep him cool and protect his head while he meditated in the hot sun all day long.