My absolute favorite piece this year is my collage portrait. I dedicated a lot of my time to this piece, and it was worth it. The view is creative, I love how I incorporated ink in the artwork, and the newspaper was fun to glue onto the piece. Sketching values into the shirt was the most challenging, but also the most intriguing portion of the whole. This portrait not only forced me to bring out my imagination, but it also taught me that I do have skills; I just need them to come out of their hiding place once in a while.