OK, I say this with a mixture of excitement and trepidation: I have rented a wall at the gallery where I'm teaching classes and am officially putting my stuff out there for public consumption. The wall that was available is perfectly hideous:
I'm really into the idea of upcycling -- using things in my art that would otherwise be thrown away. In fact, here's a picture of a sign I made to hang on my wall:
I used a styrofoam tray, a piece of an old National Geographic map, burlap, and a gel medium transfer to make it.