Despite shoveling 2 yards of compost and potting up 15 pepper plants, I managed to make some more progress on the sea serpent.
Here he is with some additional details. This isn't the final shape of the copper wire--I figure I can perfect that after everything else is done. But it's the general gist.
Next step is mortar. I can't wait!! Maybe next weekend, I hope. (Oh, how to get rid of that day job yet still have a roof over my head, LOL)