This image took well over 100 hours to create. "Ted" was Middle School principal where I currently work for over 15 years and he retired at the end of last term. This image was a tribute to him. The actual image is twice as big as the "original" version on flickr and all the detail is clearly visible. There is a huge amount of detail in this work and happily Ted liked the image so much that at some point he will get it printed onto canvas.
This image is the result of a large amount of research and a number of people contributed ideas and information to make it happen.
Click on the above photo to visit my flickr stream - where you can see the associated notes.
The huge version (to see all the detail) is available at the preceding link.
Today's Gratitude Item: Getting three seven letter words when playing Scrabble with my mom. We "cheat" and use the dictionary for inspiration - we also help each other to make words but draw the line at swapping letters.