I chose a portrait of my Aunt Sandra because she is very special to me. We have always been close for as long as I can remember and I love spending time with her. I thought of a few different materials to use for this like, makeup, glass, and leaves, but the idea that I like the best was melted crayons. The crayons were harder to use that I first thought they would be, but they added a great texture to the peice that I couldn't have done with other materials. Some things I did to make this portrait more untraditional was using more cool colors like blue and different purples, another thing that made this different from other was I didn't put her facial features in the portrait, I made her so you could see where she was like the original picture, but without a face. I felt that no fave would leave my peice open for interpretation. One challenge i faced was the wax, when I first started using it I was melting it in a spoon and the texture was very rough making the look awkward, but I was able to overcome this by using a wood burner to smooth everything out. When I decided to use the wood burner to smooth it out it gave the piece a more human feel, but leaving out the facial features gave it almost a lost feeling making you wonder why I left it out, it makes you wonder if she was happy, sad, scared, or mad, leaving it more open to think what you want about her. The materials I chose didn't have any connection to my aunt, but I incorporated some of her favorite colors in the piece.