When I first moved to Arizona, I didn't know Gila was pronounced heela. But it is. Since I wrote a poem about Gila monsters, I thought it would be fun to make one out of Crayola air-dry terracotta clay. This was one of the first lessons I did when ColorWheels went online in 2020, so at 12 minutes, its longer than the others (except the VERY first one I made!). Gilas are basically shaped like a curved hotdogs, which makes them pretty easy to sculpt, and it's fun adding texture to their skin with the end of a drinking straw.