Ok so the deadline for delivering works is tomorrow, so this weekend was the long sprint (!) to get Buddy done.
Could have done more, (always the way with the large canvases) but pretty good, ok I think.
Decided to bit the bullet and put Buddy's Feed (below) in for the Advocate this year: not close to finished and only one or two weekends to get there (must check that!) but hey, a bit of pressure . . .