Recently, nephew Greg Manata drove down to my studio to have his portrait done. That takes nerve. Finished piece combines watercolor, graphite, pen & ink, an old photo of Greg when he was young (which makes up his hair), some nice papers (his interesting shirt) - all glued on some white heavyweight top quality Arches watercolor paper. I welcome more models - who don't mind what the final piece looks like (since it is rarely totally accurate or flattering).
That same evening, I noticed how cool my late, great father, E.A. Autrey's, stained glass rooster (which hangs in my kitchen window) looked reflected on my neighbor's house. So some family art photos finished an artful day.