11:45 AM: yesterday, christmas day & the first day of chanukah, i set out to make a present i intend to send to a good friend in D.C. although it's a small collage: 11x8", it took all day. when i showed it to mikela, she fell in love with it & asked if she could keep it. of course i said yes, so today, after doing 1 or 2 more TEDX speaker portraits, i may try doing another small collage on paper for our friend in D.C.
by the way, during the collaging process, i used one of my friend dan's vintage maps of maine, a map of baltimore, a few bits of a lucien freud painting & a few other odds & ends. thanks lucien.