thanks, nancy. no, it is not being thick, it was being distracted and unable to listen and concentrate for more than a minute. and also trying to make something so simple very complicated. i cannot paint so carving is my thing. and brushing wax is the absolutely worst thing i can imagine doing. i have wax that i purchased back in the 70s and it is unopened.
The interiors of the two bowls at the front would tell me you're not bring entirely truthful about your I ability to paint Old Lady! All these are lovely! Carving is my thing too.